Although Elvis has been gone from the world for decades, he has not left our hearts. And fans have been learning more about the life of Elvis Presley, who was sadly taken from us in 1977. Because Elvis was a wonderful performer and an international icon, he was forced to live two lives. One was in the spotlight and was his public persona. The other side of The King was how he acted in private with his closest confidants and his family.Now Priscilla Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s former wife, has come forward to give super fans a taste of Elvis years after his untimely death. She wanted to give the people who were touched by Elvis’s music another chance to feel close to the wonderful man who inspired millions with his songs.
But during an interview with WGN 9 Morning News, Priscilla opened our eyes to a secret Elvis had tried to keep under wraps throughout his career. But now that the truth is out, we will never look at the King quite the same way ever again.Elvis Presley was a germaphobe.
“When he drank his coffee, he would always drink it close to the handle and not anywhere else, because everywhere else other people would drink,” Priscilla revealed.
Because Elvis did not want to contract germs from someone else who might have used the cup before him, he came up with a unique way of sipping his mug.
“He was religious about it, so it was always his cup.”
Although he was a germaphobe when he was coming up, once he matured and reached the pinnacle of his success, Priscilla said he cared less about germs.
“Not so much as when he was a child,” she said. “When he was a child he would go to all his relatives’ homes and stay, and his mother would give him his own fork, and his own knife and spoon to bring, but he didn’t like it. He didn’t know for sure if it was clean or not.”
With Priscilla revealing Elvis’s secrets, she wanted to give the world a glimpse into the special life she had with the late music icon. Because she with Elvis for many years and married to him for 1967 to 1973, she knew him better than almost anyone.
“I met him when I was 14 years old. We courted for a while. She married Elvis when she was 21 years old. “He was an amazing human being. He was generous. He was a caring person. He was loyal. I don’t know one person who does not like Elvis Presley, not one person.”
Priscilla purposely kept her and Elvis's daughter Lisa Marie out of the spotlight.
“I pretty much kept her out of the limelight. We traveled a lot. She was pretty much raised how I was raised, and we had different schools that she went to because we were trying to find the right school. I tried to keep her out of all the glamour and keep her pretty grounded.”
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