Elvis Presley: Priscilla and Linda Thompson were the two women in the King’s life | Music | Entertainment

They were his only wife, Priscilla, and his last girlfriend, actress Linda Thompson.

Linda finally dumped him months before his death when he weighed 25st and was suffering from diabetes, glaucoma, liver damage, an enlarged colon and extremely high blood pressure; conditions if not caused then certainly aggravated by his addictions to prescription drugs and binge-eating junk food.

Although Presley had been divorced from his wife Priscilla since 1973 and had dated then lived with Linda Thompson until Christmas 1976, his personal nurse Letetia Henley Kirk observed: “He was very miserable. More than anything else, he missed Priscilla. He was depressed about ageing and not having a woman to love. His friends kept pimping him with pretty 17 and 18-year-old girls but he had nothing in common with them.”


Elvis met Priscilla Ann Wagner on September 13, 1959, at a party in Bad Nauheim, Germany, where he was completing his national service in the US Army and her step-father was serving in the United States Air Force.

The chemistry and mutual attraction was immediate. But the press had a field day when they discovered Priscilla was only 14.

To avert a scandal, and even the threat of prosecution, the couple publicly agreed not to consummate their relationship until she came of age and to be accompanied by at least one chaperone on every date.

He was depressed about ageing and not having a woman to love

Letetia Henley Kirk, Elvis’ nurse

In her 1985 autobiography, Elvis And Me, Priscilla describes him, oddly, as being a “very passionate man” who was not, however, overtly sexual towards her.

She claims to have remained a virgin until their wedding night on May 1, 1967, when she was 21 and says Elvis told her: “I’m not saying we can’t do other things. It’s just the…

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