Elvis Presley’s Ex-Wife, Priscilla, Says He Wanted a Certain Look
Following Elvis’ death on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42, he left a fan base of millions all around the world. One special person he left behind was his es-wife, Priscilla Presley. She recently revealed, on a nationwide talk show, that Elvis Presley never saw her without makeup. That’s hard to believe after all of the years they were together. They started dating when she was just 14 years old. They didn’t marry until she was 21. She insists, through all of those years, and their married years, that Elvis never saw her without makeup.
Priscilla, 71, said she felt somewhat robbed of her youth and her life basically revolved around the king. Once they were married, following seven years of dating, they divorced six years later. They had one child together, Lisa Marie.
Priscilla said that her ex-husband wanted her fully clothed and ready for the day when he first saw her. This meant she was to bathe, dress, and apply her makeup before stepping in front of the king. She says, through all of the years, that she did just this and that she never disappointed Elvis by deviating from his wish. Elvis also went shopping with her. He picked out all of her clothes. She said, “I lived his life, you didn’t live your own life, so you kind of lost yourself. I didn’t have my teenage years as a normal girl obviously so I had to adapt, and I did adapt, I just followed. The times when he was touring I would go to a dance class – I started realizing women have their own life.”