Elvis Presley was one of the biggest stars of his time. The late singer was known for his magic on the stage, but off the stage, he was involved in various scandals that included infidelity.
Elvis Presley's life and career remain a significant part of the show business, and the singer was perhaps the biggest star in the mid 20th century before his death and the eventual rise of other stars like Michael Jackson and Prince.
Presley's unique voice quickly rose to prominence in the music industry, and at some point, fans proclaimed he was the "King of Rock n Roll." His music also helped form the cultural orientation of his time.
Picture of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe laughing heartily | Photo: Getty Images
Aside from his vocal prowess, Presley was a ladies' man and a darling to all. The father of one was skilled in wooing the best of women, and prior to his death, he was associated with some of the biggest names.
His talent as a singer and an actor was unquestionable, and so was his passion for women. The "Love Me Tender" star could not help but fall in love with a woman even if she was married to another man.
Elvis Presley strums his acoustic guitar in a portrait in 1956 | Photo: Getty Images
Like many stars, the rock and roll legend loved having glamorous ladies around him, and due to his fame, charm, and good looks, he was never short of offers from ladies who flooded his corner.
Of all the women to have crossed his path, Priscillia Wagner was the only one with whom the singer walked down the aisle and started a family. The duo courted for almost eight years and is widely regarded as one of Presley's best relationships.
They met through Priscilla's stepfather who was in the US Air Force posted to Germany when Presley was 24, already a superstar, while Priscilla was in her early teens, aged 14. After meeting for the first time, the young Priscilla left a huge impression on the singer.
Elvis in the army circa 1960 | Photo: Getty Images
The duo started dating despite the age difference, but once they returned to America, Priscillia was convinced the affair was over. Shockingly, Presely was bent on being with the teenager.
The duo kept in touch via phone conversations, and after her parents had set strict conditions, the lovebirds were allowed to visit each other, and later on, she moved in with him to his Graceland mansion.
Elvis and Priscilla at their wedding in 1967 | Photo: Getty Images
The duo eventually tied the knot in 1967 and welcomed their only child, Lisa Marie, the year after. However, it would not take long before things came crashing down between the former young lovers.
In her 1985 memoir, "Elvis and Me," Priscilla opened up on the decline of her marriage to Presely and noted that after welcoming their daughter, the singer had little sexual interest in her and sought pleasure elsewhere.
Elvis Presley laughing circa 1975 | Photo: Getty Images
Following the discord in her marriage to Presley, Priscilla was involved in an affair with karate instructor Mike Stone. The duo met in the '60s and had a relationship that made headlines.
Presley, on the other hand, was known for his many affairs even before he was married. While he was engaged to Priscillia, Presley had an affair with his leading lady in 1964's "Viva Las Vegas," Ann-Margret.
The duo had a chemistry that was beyond casual. Priscilla was said to have been left heartbroken when she found out about the affair between Presley and his co-star despite his denial.
Elvis Presley, Priscilla and Lisa Marie in 1968 | Photo: Getty Images
THE NIGHT WITH MARILYN
Marilyn Monroe was as big as Presley was in the '60s, only that she ruled the movie industry while Presley seized the music world for himself. With the greatness of their fame, it was expected that both stars must have crossed paths romantically.
In an interview, Presley's former agent, Byron Raphael, claimed that Presley and Monroe had a night of passion that was kept secret even after both stars had died for more than 50 years.
Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait in circa 1953 I Photo: Getty Images
Raphael, who worked at the William Morris agency, claimed a suggestion was made to set up Presley and Monroe for a date as a publicity stunt, but the screen diva turned down the request.
Raphael claimed Presley was embarrassed after being turned down by Monroe, but her reason was that she considered the date too public for her liking. Despite being turned down, Presley refused to give up and asked for a secret meeting.
According to Presley's former agent, the night was so intense that after Monroe arrived at the Beverly Wilshire hotel and was taken to Presley's room, without a word, both stars became physical.
Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962) I Photo: Getty Images
Raphael claimed to have seen both stars emerge from the room without their clothes, and Presley confirmed that it was a night of passion, but he refused to pursue anything serious with the actress.
The affair was allegedly kept a secret at the time because Monroe was still married to her then-husband, Arthur Miller, and news of the affair would have wrecked both stars who were at the height of their fame.
Marilyn Monroe presents Photoplay Magazine's 'Dream House' contest winner Virginia McAllister and her son with the key to a new house, Warrenburg, New York, June 1949 I Photo: Getty Images
MORE ESCAPADES WITH PRESLEY
According to Raphael, his relationship with the late rock and roll legend grew to the point where the father of one trusted him enough and let him handle some dealings, such as bringing girls to him.
All these took place before Presley decided to settle with Priscillia, and Raphael would go on to forge a friendship with the late singer and even introduce him to his wife Caroline, whom Presley admired.
Since Presley's fame could not allow him to live a regular life and go into clubs or ask a girl out without being mobbed by fans, he relied on Raphael to get the job done and ensure he did not face any scandal or accusations.
Elvis Presley performing Hillbilly Heartbreak on stage in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
MARILYN AND MILLER
Monroe was married three times before her death from a possible overdose in 1962, but the most intoxicating and bitter of them all was her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller, who was her last husband.
Their union quickly divided the media as many saw them as an unlikely couple. Miller was overwhelmed by the pressure of being married to the biggest movie star at the time, and Monroe stumbled upon Miller's diary where he wrote of his regret at having married the actress.
Marilyn Monroe sings "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, for his upcoming 45th birthday I Photo: Getty Images
Their marriage failed to recover after Monroe's discovery, and after their divorce, it was clear that love was lost between the duo. Miller later stunned the world by refusing to attend Monroe's funeral, leaving many to wonder about the depth of their love at first.
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