It wasn’t the dishonest that in the end put the stake within the marriage, although. Priscilla was primarily uninterested in having an absentee husband, and Elvis’ volatility after they had been collectively—exacerbated by prescription drug abuse, and all of the enablers who ostensibly labored for him however whose major job was to cater to his whims—did not assist issues.
“If he noticed anyone he did not like on the TV, he’d get his gun out and blow it up,” Priscilla recalled on Good Morning America final 12 months. “Then he would inform his daddy to go get one other TV.”
And finally Elvis instructed to her that she come to Vegas much less usually.
Their divorce was finalized Oct. 9, 1973. Although Priscilla recalled a couple of months of bitter proceedings, they agreed amicably to shared custody of Lisa Marie, and so the kid began splitting her time between Graceland and her mother’s house in Los Angeles. Elvis christened his non-public aircraft the “Lisa Marie.”
Speaking to Yahoo Music in 2013, Lisa Marie recalled being bitten by the efficiency bug early, her dad watching her sing her coronary heart out, utilizing his hairbrush as a microphone, in his large walk-in closet at Graceland.
Priscilla instructed Individuals in 1978 that she continued to go to Graceland with Lisa Marie “like we had been by no means divorced. Elvis and I nonetheless hugged one another, nonetheless had love. We might say ‘Mommy stated this’ and ‘Daddy stated that.’ That helped Lisa to really feel secure. There was by no means any arguing or bitterness.”