Priscilla Presley’s life as Elvis Presley’s wife was a double-edged sword. Living with the King of Rock and Roll at his Graceland mansion was both exciting and isolating. While being with her boyfriend every day was exactly where she wanted to be, Priscilla admitted that life was sometimes “lonely.” Priscilla Presley believes she had no idea how other teenage females lived. Priscilla Presley, the daughter of a United States Air Force Major, was used to moving every few years. Priscilla was living in Germany with her stepfather Paul Beaulieu, mother Ann, and siblings Donald, Michelle, Jeffrey, Thomas, and Timothy when she met Elvis Presley. Priscilla resided in several states, including Connecticut, New Mexico, and Maine. Her family moved to Del Valle, Texas, but her stepfather was relocated to Wiesbaden, West Germany, not long after.
As a result, Priscilla was used to reinventing herself, meeting new friends, and starting over. This, however, shielded her from how other girls her age lived, with a steady stream of friendships lasting more than a few years. As a result, when Priscilla met and fell in love with Elvis as a soldier in the United States Army during his tour in Germany, she was only 14 years old. She was welcomed to Elvis’ Graceland residence few years later to live with the King of Rock and Roll on his turf. However, Priscilla was once again forced to find her place in unexpected settings. Priscilla admits to being “lonely” in Graceland during an interview with the television show Loose Women. “I didn’t have any information about what was going on in my age group,” she added, because many of Elvis’ buddies and their spouses and girlfriends were much older. Priscilla Presley admitted moving into Graceland was ‘difficult’
Priscilla Presley acknowledged on Loose Women that relocating back to the United States and into Elvis Presley’s Graceland house in Memphis, Tennessee, was “difficult.” She told the panel about her experiences. “It was very difficult,” Priscilla admitted. “He already had a close circle. They embraced me, but that was the end of it.” She then disclosed that Elvis’ way of life was very isolating. He rarely went out, and when he did, it was usually late at night, when he rented out movie theaters or amusement parks for himself and his buddies to enjoy. “Obviously, I didn’t live my adolescent years like a normal girl,” Prisiclla admitted. “I had to adapt, and I guess I did.” “I just did what he did,” she continued. You experienced his life.” Priscilla, on the other hand, claimed that living in Elvis’ environment meant she didn’t connect to the world of other teenagers in terms of music, world affairs, and other 1960s issues. Elvis was a ‘great’ performer. Priscilla stated.
In terms of Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley described him as a “brilliant” man, especially when it came to music. “Listening to music, selecting music, and listening to artists who have a chance.” It was a learning experience.” Priscilla had to reinvent herself after her divorce from Elvis in 1973. But this time it was on her terms. “It was a journey,” she admitted. “I didn’t sign a check until I was 29.” But I had no idea who I was as a woman.” Prisiclla later stated that she did not divorce Elvis “because I didn’t love him.” He genuinely was the love of my life. I left him because I wanted to see what the rest of the world was like. From 1967 to 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married. Lisa Marie Presley, their only child, died in January 2023.