The intertwined lives of celebrities often make for fascinating tales, and few are as intriguing as the near-miss love story of Priscilla Presley and Robert Kardashian. Priscilla, forever etched in public memory as the wife of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, recently shared insights into her life post-Elvis, notably her relationship with Robert Kardashian.
Her revelations come amidst a promotional tour for a new movie exploring her romance with Elvis. Priscilla’s loyalty to Elvis remained unwavering long after their marriage ended, a significant factor in her subsequent relationships.
In a candid Q&A session, she expressed her reluctance to remarry, convinced no one could match up to Elvis. This devotion was evident to those around her, including Robert Kardashian, who harbored deep feelings for Priscilla when they first met. He envisioned a future with her, complete with marriage and children.
However, their romance was constantly overshadowed by the looming presence of Elvis. The 2017 unauthorized biography, “The Kardashians: An American Drama,” paints a picture of a relationship frequently interrupted by Elvis in unconventional and controlling ways.
One notable incident involved Elvis calling Priscilla while she was with Robert, leading to an awkward situation where Robert had to listen to their conversation. Elvis’ interference was rooted in his desire to prevent Priscilla from seeing other men, ostensibly for their daughter, Lisa Marie. This dynamic often left Robert feeling like a third wheel in his relationship.
The tension between Robert and his older brother, Tom, added complexity. Both brothers were attracted to Priscilla, but her choice of Robert created a rift, with Tom growing envious of their relationship.
Priscilla and Robert Kardashian’s Relationship-ending Meal
The final straw, however, was not Elvis’ intrusions but something more mundane: Priscilla’s cooking. In an incident recalled by Robert’s friend Joni Migdal, Priscilla prepared a meal that Robert disliked so intensely that he suggested she never cook for him again. This culinary disaster marked the beginning of the end of their relationship.
Robert Kardashian eventually moved on, marrying Kris Jenner in 1978 and starting a family synonymous with celebrity culture: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob. Their marriage lasted until 1991, forming the foundation of the Kardashian dynasty.
Despite their parted paths, the connection between Priscilla and Robert lingered. In a poignant gesture, Priscilla reached out to Robert during his final days in 2003, as he battled cancer, to express her love gently. This last act of affection underscored the depth of their bond, a relationship that left an indelible mark on both their lives while not culminating in marriage.
The story of Priscilla and Robert is a testament to the complexities of love, loyalty, and the intertwining paths of two people deeply connected to cultural icons.
It reveals how relationships in the celebrity world are often influenced by the legacies and expectations of past partnerships and how, sometimes, even the most promising romances can be derailed by the simplest of reasons, like a poorly cooked meal.