It’s Elvis Week, presided over by the trustees of his Estate and his ex-wife. Yet, why does Priscilla Presley use that name when they divorced almost 50 years ago? Why does Elvis’ actual fiancee have no recognition at Graceland or in official memorabilia? Did Elvis secretly want to reconcile with Priscilla? Ginger Alden set the record straight in blistering form as the person who spent almost every moment of the star’s last year with him and shared his thoughts and wishes right up to the very moment he died. She paints a powerful and very different picture of a man who was excited about new plans for marriage, children, more music and movies.
Elvis separated from Priscilla in 1972 and they divorced the following year.
After dating Linda Thompson for four years and then Mindi Miller, Elvis was captivated by yet another vivacious beauty queen. But Ginger was the only one he proposed to.
She was there when he died and looked after his daughter Lisa Marie in the distressing hours afterwards.
She wrote: “Elvis and I did not take our engagement lightly. I find the omission of our engagement ( as well as my existence) with Elvis bewildering considering Elvis’s ex-wife asked for me during Elvis’s wake and told me she knew how much Elvis loved me. WHAT HAPPENED?”
Ginger added: “Elvis’s ex-wife says that during Elvis’s last relationship, (my name was never mentioned so I am returning the compliment here) Elvis eventually became unhappy and wanted to end it, even going so far as to say this added to some of his problems.
“I am appalled and disgusted by these untruths and would like to say to Elvis’s ex-wife, how dare you!
“I certainly don’t remember his ex-wife in Lisa Marie’s bedroom in the early hours of August 16th when Elvis began discussing wedding plans and setting a date with me.”
If this is indeed true, it means they talked about wedding plans just hours before the star died.
It was no secret that many of Elvis’ entourage, The Memphis Mafia, did not approve of Ginger and have subsequently downplayed his intention to ever marry her.
But Ginger has movingly described the moment he proposed: “My hand was shaking as we kissed and stepped out of the bathroom into the bedroom. My hand was still trembling as he kept lifting it to look at the ring saying, ‘oh boy.'”
She disputes the popular impression that Elvis was a sad, tormented figure at the end.
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Ginger said: “Elvis was looking forward to many things, marriage, more children, serious films and his next tour. He was in a good mood, we had just set a wedding date literally hours earlier and he told me a couple of weeks before he passed that he had been off too long.
“He was ready to go back on stage, something he loved with all of his being.”
Instead, she reveals Elvis’ unhappiness with Priscilla in his final months, over financial and personal matters. Ginger says she alone supported and understood Elvis’ fascination and interest in spiritual and occult books, something Priscilla had openly criicised.
Ginger said: “I recall Elvis mentioning to me that his ex-wife was not interested in his books, as she wanted to hide them away. I told him they should be on shelves.
“He also mentioned to me that she wanted to use his large plane for a European jewelry venture which he was not happy about. Elvis told me, “She can fly commercial”.
“He also told me about his ex-wife wanting him to set her father up in a wine business in California which he was not pleased about..
“As far as Elvis’s ex-wife goes, I will respect her position in Elvis’s life when she respects mine.”
SOURCE: GINGER ALDEN FACEBOOK
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