In a press conference at the Venice Film Festival for Sofia Coppola’s upcoming biopic on ‘Priscilla’, Priscilla Presley opens up about the age gap between Elvis Presley and her. The event took place on 4th August where Elvis Presley’s wife, Priscilla talks about her relationship with him.
She mentions how they met and started their relationship when she was 14 while he was 24. The biopic depicts this moment of the couple’s initial meeting. This age gap of ten years has been controversial in the media for many years.
The late rock star’s wife says the singer always “respected” the age gap. She mentions the time when they met at a German military base for the first time and had an instant connection. This was because they could talk to each other and understand each other.
Priscilla says, “People think, ‘Oh, it was sex.’ No, it wasn’t.” She adds “I never had sex with him. He was very kind, very soft, very loving, but he also respected the fact I was only 14 years old. We were more in line in thought, and that was our relationship.”
Explaining further on this topic she adds, “It was very difficult for my parents to understand that Elvis would be so interested in me and why. And I really do think because I was more of a listener. Elvis would pour his heart out to me in every way in Germany: his fears, his hopes, the loss of his mother — which he never, ever got over. And I was the person who really, really sat there to listen and to comfort him. That was really our connection.”
Late star’s wife adds, “Even though I was 14, I was actually a little bit older in life — not in numbers. That was the attraction.”
She mentions how she only met Elvis privately and did not reveal their relationship to anyone in the initial months. She shares, “I didn’t know why he put so much trust in me, but he did. And I never, ever, ever told anyone that I was seeing him, and that was another issue that he loved, is the fact that I never gave him up in any way. I never told anyone at school that I was seeing him. So, we built a relationship, and then our relationship went on until I left.”
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