Kim Kardashian’s dad Robert Kardashian ‘hoped to MARRY’ Priscilla Presley in the mid ’70s… but she did not want to wed again until ‘after Elvis died’
Kim Kardashian’s father Robert Kardashian was so in love with his 70s-era girlfriend Priscilla Presley that he wanted to marry her.
That’s because she made Robert ‘very happy,’ author Jerry Oppenheimer told Page Six on Thursday.
‘He wanted to marry her and have children with her. That was definitely his hope, his plan,’ Oppenheimer revealed after naming his source as Joni Migdal, a close friend of both Robert and Priscilla.
Jerry has talked about Robert and Priscilla’s relationship before in the 2017 book The Kardashians: An American Drama. But now he is sharing even more details.
This comes after Priscilla claimed this week that Elvis did not want her to marry again after they divorced in 1973.
Robert and Priscilla broke up and he wet on to marry Kris Jenner in 1978. Together they had four children: Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob.
Lovebirds: Robert Kardashian found romance with Priscilla Presley following her split with Elvis Presley and the late lawyer was reportedly smitten enough for wedding bells
Wedding bells? Robert made a love connection with Priscilla around 1975 and was ‘desperate’ to make her his bride
Big plans: Kardashian ‘wanted to marry her and have children with her. That was definitely his hope, his plan,’ the couple’s close friend, Joni Migdal, said; Presley seen in September in LA
Ultimately, Robert and Priscilla’s relationship soured, with Migdal claiming Priscilla told Robert, ‘Look, I’m not going to marry anyone until Elvis dies.’
Elvis died in 1977.
Earlier this week, Priscilla appeared to support Migdal’s claims, as she spoke out why she never took the next step with any of her subsequent partners.
During a Q&A at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, the 78-year-old made it clear that she was worried about her famous ex’s feelings, according to People.
‘I just don’t think that he could handle that,’ she admitted of the rock and roll icon, who died in 1977 at age 42.
Priscilla, who opened up about how she was coping with the death of her daughter Lisa Marie Presley during the same Q&A, said she wouldn’t marry another man as long as Elvis was still alive.
Can’t compare: Priscilla married Elvis in 1967 after being together for years. She also said that ‘No one could ever match’ her ex-husband; seen in 1967
Moving on: The future husband of Kris Jenner and the father of Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Rob eventually split with Priscilla; Robert and Kris pictured
Soured: Robert and Priscilla’s relationship soured, with Migdal claiming Priscilla told Robert, ‘Look, I’m not going to marry anyone until Elvis dies’; Robert with Kim and Kourtney
However, Priscilla also had her own reasons for not taking another husband, as evidenced by the fact that she didn’t move to remarry even after the King’s death when she was still in her early 30s.
‘To be honest with you, I never wanted to marry after him. I never had any desire,’ she confessed. ‘No one could ever match him.’
Following her split, Priscilla spent several years with the karate instructor Mike Stone, though they split by 1975, two years before Elvis’ death.
Beginning in 1978, Priscilla began dating the model Michael Edwards. The two were on and off until 1984.
In 1988, he published the book Priscilla, Elvis And Me, a play on the title of her 1985 memoir Elvis & Me. In the book, he claimed to have been attracted to Priscilla’s daughter Lisa Marie, who was a minor during the entirety of their relationship.
In 2003, Lisa Marie later claimed to Playboy that Michael sometimes attempted to enter her room at night when he was drunk, and she described ‘inappropriate’ behavior from him.
Priscilla spent the most time with the screenwriter and computer programmer Marco Antonio Garcia, whom she was in a relationship with for 22 years beginning in the mid-1980s.
She welcomed her second child, their son Navarone Garibaldi, in 1987. The couple ultimately split in 2006.
During her chat, Priscilla explained whey she and Elvis only had a single child.
Regrets: She said she and Elvis never had another child because he thought he was too busy and worried that he didn’t spend enough time with Lisa Marie when she was younger; seen in 1967
Moving on: Priscilla’s longest post-Elvis relationship was with Navarone Garibaldi, whom she began dating in the mid-1980s and split with in 2006; seen in September in Venice
‘Elvis felt he had a very busy schedule and he did have a bit of guilt that he wasn’t around that much when Lisa was younger,’ she shared.
‘With his scheduling and his touring, he just felt he wasn’t around enough to give a lot of attention to having another child.’
Priscilla recently had a chance to share more of her side of her relationship with Elvis via the motion picture Priscilla, which is written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
The movie, which stars Cailee Spaeny as a young Priscilla and Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi as Elvis, focus on their tumultuous relationship while emphasizing just how early she was when Elvis began to court her, which many critics have described as ‘grooming.’
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