Elvis’s bleak dating history – ‘fascination’ with teens and how he followed up on Priscilla at age 14

Elvis is released in cinemas today. The film documents the singer’s rise to fame and relationship with Priscilla Presley, but it doesn’t show the more sinister side of his love life.

Elvis Presley during his '68 Comeback Special on NBC
Elvis had affairs with many teenage girls during his life

The film Elvis by Baz Luhrmann hit the big screens today.

The film stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley, and tells the story of how the “King of Rock and Roll” rose to unprecedented stardom.

Upcoming actress Olivia Dejung plays Elvis’ ex-wife and the only woman he has ever married, Priscilla Presley.

While the movie documents Elvis’ glittering accomplishments and rise to fame, there was actually a more serious side to the Memphis singer.

When it came to his love life, Elvis made some controversial decisions of his time and was accused of being “infatuated” with teenage girls.

In a biography of his relationship with women, author Alanna Nash revealed that Lamar Fike—a former member of Elvis’ entourage—said, “Elvis was fascinated by the idea of ​​teenage girls, which frightened us all.”

With his mega-fame story hitting theaters, here’s the truth about his abnormal dating history with teenage girls.

How did Elvis meet Priscilla?

Priscilla and Elvis’ relationship is notorious for controversy due to Priscilla’s young age.

The couple first met in 1959, when Priscilla was only 14 years old.

They were both living in West Germany at the time; 24-year-old Elvis was serving in the army overseas, and Priscilla’s stepfather, USAF Officer Paul Beaulieu, was also stationed there.

Priscilla was invited to a party at the singer’s house by Elvis’ army buddy Cory Grant.







Elvis set his sights on Priscilla when she was only 14 years old
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After the meeting, Elvis set his sights on the teenage boy but Priscilla’s parents prevented her from seeing him.

However, the rock ‘n’ roll singer eventually convinced them to let him get to know their young daughter, and the couple continued to spend time together until Elvis returned to the United States in 1960.

Elvis had a girlfriend named Anita Wood when he met Priscilla, and it is reported that when she found out about his affair with the 14-year-old, he told her that Priscilla was “just a kid.”

The Express reported that he said, “She’s just a kid. She’s just a 14-year-old, which means absolutely nothing.

“She just wants to visit, it means nothing. And if I tell anyone, I will be in a lot of trouble, it is too small.”

But in 1962, Priscilla’s parents let their 17-year-old daughter go to Elvis in the US and the following year she moved to Memphis to be with him – before she even graduated from high school.







She married Priscilla Elvis when she was twenty-one
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Priscilla’s parents set certain conditions for her move to America. Their rules included that Priscilla would live with Elvis’ parents in a separate house until she graduated from a Catholic high school and that Elvis would eventually marry her.

In 1967, Elvis married Priscilla – she was 21 years old at the time of their wedding and Elvis was 32 years old.

They stayed together for six years before divorcing in 1973 amid numerous allegations of his infidelity.

The history of Facebook’s relationships with teenagers

Priscilla wasn’t the only 14-year-old Elvis was involved with, as the star had a history of dating underage girls.

In his book Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, historian Joel Williamson revealed a darker side to Elvis when he detailed the time he spent with teenagers while on the prowl.

Williamson wrote that at one round, Elvis had his eyes set on a group of three 14-year-old girls the 22-year-old was arguing and tickling or wrestling and kissing.

One of those girls was Frances Forbes, who claims that Elvis didn’t notice her until she was 14.

“When I was 14, he noticed me. Fourteen was a magical age with Elvis. She said.







Elvis Presley dated Linda Thompson for four years before his death, and he was fifteen years older than her
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And two years after his divorce from Priscilla, Elvis, who was now about to turn forty, went after another 14-year-old girl – Rica Smith.

Rica claims that Elvis didn’t “take advantage” of her during their six-month relationship but thought it was “crazy” because she was so young.

Alana Nash, author of Baby Let’s Play House: Elvis and the Women Who Loved Him, claims that “Elvis loves girls between the ages of 14 and 15.”

She explains in her book, “He was insecure about his sexual prowess and wanted virgins so they wouldn’t have anyone to compare him as a lover. Adult women frightened him. He wanted to shape and guide them and they adored him.”

“He doesn’t seem to be worried that throwing him a baby might get him in jail.”

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