Priscilla Presley, the former wife of music icon Elvis Presley, has opened up about her decision to never remarry after her husband’s death in 1977. In a candid interview with People magazine, Priscilla shared her reasons for remaining single, revealing that she never found anyone who could measure up to the King of Rock and Roll.
“To be honest with you, I never wanted to marry after him. I never had any desire,” Priscilla confessed. “No one could ever match him.”
Priscilla and Elvis were married for six years, from 1967 to 1973. They had one daughter together, Lisa Marie Presley. Priscilla was just 14 years old when she met Elvis, and they began dating a few years later. Their relationship was deeply intertwined with Elvis’s meteoric rise to fame, and they faced intense scrutiny from the public eye.
Despite the challenges, Priscilla remained devoted to Elvis throughout their marriage. She recalled their first meeting, saying, “I was just a little girl, but I knew from the first time I saw him that he was special. He was so handsome and charming, and he had this charisma that drew you in.”
Priscilla also spoke about the challenges of being married to Elvis, who was constantly in the spotlight. “It was hard at times,” she admitted. “He was always surrounded by people, and it could be difficult to get his attention. But I loved him very much, and I was willing to put up with anything for him.”
Despite their divorce in 1973, Priscilla and Elvis remained close friends until his death. She was devastated by his passing, and she has since dedicated her life to preserving his legacy.
In the years since Elvis’s death, Priscilla has had numerous opportunities to remarry. However, she has always felt that no one could compare to the man she loved so much.
“I’ve had people ask me why I never remarried,” she said. “And the answer is simple: I never found anyone who could match Elvis. He was one of a kind.“
Priscilla’s decision not to remarry is a testament to her enduring love for Elvis. She will always cherish the memories of their time together, and she will continue to honor his legacy for many years to come.