|I WAS PETRIFIED OF ELVIS CHEATING...SAYS PRISCILLA
She wouldn't even leave Elvis to go to visit her family when they were married,
as she was so concerned he'd be unfaithful.
October 11, 2015 - tv3 / Elvis Express Radio
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Priscilla Presley never wanted to leave her husband Elvis alone at home because she was so terrified he'd be unfaithful.
The star met her future husband in 1959, when she was 14 and he was 24, and they finally married eight years later. Their daughter Lisa Marie was both nine months after their
wedding but their marriage didn't last and Elvis filed for divorce in 1973. He had been unfaithful and Priscilla has spoken about the toll that took on her.
"Elvis being in rock 'n' roll and being one of the most famous icons in history... I had fears that I'd lose him," she told Britain's Hello! magazine. "Being young, I never wanted to leave
town or even visit my parents as I didn't want to give him that chance, thinking that someone would come and take my place."
That said, she doesn't have regrets about her marriage.
Falling pregnant so soon after their union was difficult and Priscilla found being a young mother hard. She had a nanny, but the woman left after two weeks because she couldn't
cope with the "erratic" hours they lived.
Still, Priscilla only thinks good things about Elvis now.
"Oh my God, yes - he was absolutely the love of my life," the 70-year-old star said. "He was the father of my child and I learned so much from that man. I'm not saying that everything
was wonderful - marriages have problems, and especially in that rock 'n' roll environment... but we had an amazing bond."
Lisa Marie's youngest children are twins Harper and Finley, seven. Priscilla is clear about the advice she'll give them if they decide to wed when they are young, as she did.
"I would tell them that they have to live life a bit more and do the things they want to do first," she said. "Make sure that they feel complete within themselves. You have to have some
experience, and you have to really know the person that you're with - rushing into something doesn't lead to anything good."
EER Adds: It was at one of Elvis' concerts in 1972 that Priscilla first met Mike Stone, a karate instructor, who following suggestions from Elvis, Priscilla began taking lessons from. It
was soon after this that she began an affair with him.
Elvis and Priscilla separated on February 23, 1972, and filed for legal separation on July 26, 1972. Even though it was Priscilla who was seeking a divorce, Elvis was highly
concerned that her home address would be available to anyone via the public records office, thus putting the security and safety of Lisa Marie at risk. To prevent this happening,
Elvis actually filled for divorce which happened to be on his 38th birthday, January 8th 1973 and was finalized on October 9th 1973.
NOT ABOUT THE MONEY?
As a result of the divorce, Priscilla originally agreed on a settlement of a $100,000 lump payment, $1,000 a month spousal support, and $500 a month child support. Regarding the
settlement, Priscilla told the media that she and Elvis agreed on the terms as she was more than keen to make it on her own and prove that her marriage to Elvis was not all about
money. Something which the original divorce settlement certainly indicated.
HOWEVER! Soon after their agreed terms, Priscilla found herself new lawyers and it didn't take them too long to persuaded her now refuse the agreement and to up her demands,
pointing out that a star of Elvis' stature could easily afford more money and benefits to be paid to his EX-wife.
Priscilla and her new lawyers sued Elvis for an outright cash payment of Three Quarters of a Million Dollars [$725,000], plus spousal support and child support, 5% of Elvis' new
publishing companies and finally, half the income from the sale of Elvis' Beverly Hills home.
Priscilla agreed to honour the agreed joint custody of their daughter.