Even after his death in 1977, the life and legacy of Elvis Presley have remained a public obsession, which has led to several motion pictures. The late singer’s family history with ex-wife Priscilla Presley is a substantial part of that interest. In the new film, Priscilla, that reality will be explored further.
Today (September 4), before its Venice Film Festival screening, Priscilla took a moment to clear up a decades-long rumor surrounding their coupling. While speaking with the press, she denied that she and her then-husband were ever intimate when she was still underage.
“People think, ‘Oh, it was sex, it was this.’ Not at all. I never had sex with him. He was very kind, very soft, very loving. But he also respected the fact I was only 14 years old. We were more in mind and thought, and that was our relationship,” said Priscilla in a clip secured by TMZ.
She added, “I was the person who really sat there to listen and to comfort him,” she explains. “That was really our connection. Even though I was 14, I was actually a little bit older in life, not in numbers, and that was the attraction.”