"Memories pressed between the pages of my mind," Priscilla Presley wrote referencing her late husband's song 'Memories'.
On the occasion of their 56th wedding anniversary on May 1, Priscilla Presley shared a heartfelt message in honor of her late husband Elvis Presley.
The Naked Gun franchise star posted a black-and-white image of the couple on their wedding day that she captioned on Instagram, "May 1st. A very special day for Elvis and I." She added in the caption, "Memories pressed between the pages of my mind. Memories sweetened through the ages just like wine," referencing her late husband's song Memories.
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Married from 1967 to 1973, the couple had a daughter together, the late Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away recently, on January 12, per TODAY. Elvis Presley's life and the King of Rock 'n' Roll's romance with Priscilla Presley was portrayed in Baz Luhrmann's 2022 biopic Elvis. When Elvis Presley was still the biggest music star in the world and serving in the US Army in 1959, the two allegedly met in West Germany.
“When we met, I was an impressionable 14-year-old. He was 24,” Priscilla Presley wrote in 1985 for PEOPLE. According to her, when she told the singer she was in ninth grade, he responded, “Why, you’re just a baby.”
In a 2017 interview with Jenna Bush Hager for TODAY, Priscilla discussed her earliest memories of Elvis. “It started out really with his voice,” she said. “People loved his voice. When he sang, it was like he was singing to you.”
“He wasn’t bad to look at either,” Priscilla added. “Everyone had a crush on him. They’re still having crushes on him. He was truly beautiful. He woke up beautiful. I used to stare at him. I used to look at him and go, ‘Oh my gosh.”
The two started dating, and the singer quickly won the approval of the parents of his future bride. “He came to the house and he was charming and wonderful. My family had a lot of faith in him,” Priscilla Presley shared. “My parents became confused and bewildered by our relationship. We tried to make them believe that it was proper and platonic, and they wanted to believe me,” she added. “Whenever they tried to stop us from seeing each other, I pleaded and cried and made them and myself miserable. In retrospect, I don’t think anything could have stopped me from seeing Elvis."
Elvis proposed to Priscilla the previous year, and they were married in Las Vegas in 1967. "One day he showed me the ring and simply asked me to marry him’ ... Even though we were perfectly content the way we were, at that time it wasn’t nice for people to live together," Priscilla told Ladies Home Journal in 1972.
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