Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in September 1956 and won the hearts of millions of Americans until five years after his passing on August 16th, 1977. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s relationship with ex-wife Priscilla Presley is prominently featured in Baz Luhrmann’s hugely successful Elvis movie. However, it essentially overlooks the person he was with when he passed away.
When Ginger, a then 20-year-old beauty queen, accompanied her sister, the newly crowned Miss Tennessee, to Graceland in 1976, they were both introduced to Elvis for the first time. The 41-year-old musician became interested in her, and they remained dating nine months until he passed away from a cardiac arrhythmia.
According to Radar, Ginger described her personal memories of Elvis, which show a man with goals, aspirations, and plans for the future, in her book, Elvis & Ginger. Elvis actually proposed to Ginger Alden when they were together. Ginger was shocked when Elvis popped the question that evening.
I was sitting in Lisa Marie’s room. Then, he took my hand, led me through his dressing room, got down on bended knee and asked me to marry him. There’s been an unjust portrayal of Elvis – of a man sitting up in his room, talking about his mother all the time and depressed. The Elvis I came to know and love was not that way. He was like a big kid. He was really funny to watch TV with – he would shout out ‘Burned!’ if a gentleman [on a show] got turned down by a lady. He was happiest when he was giving to other people.
She claimed that in addition to her engagement ring, he also gave her a diamond-encrusted bracelet that read “ELVIS” and a necklace with the initials TLC, which stand for “tender loving care.” However, Lisa Marie, his ex-wife from whom he divorced in 1973, and Ginger were rivals for Elvis’s attention. Ginger, however, was not envious of Priscilla.
Lisa Marie, who was 9 years old when Elvis died, informed Ginger that she was the most important female in her father’s life when they first met. Unquestionably, Elvis loved his daughter as well. Although Ginger never lived in Graceland permanently, she did spend the most of her time with Elvis and cared about his wellbeing.
Lisa was seated between us, but she remained completely focused on her dad. She adored him. He had the biggest smile on his face whenever Lisa was around. He had a dependency on sleep medication that had been going on for quite a few years, and it caused mood swings.
Elvis was optimistic and spoke about having the wedding that Christmas, the night before he passed away unexpectedly. Elvis also desired having more children in addition to being married. Now, Ginger prefers to reflect on the pleasant times she shared with Elvis, particularly when he performed at home for just one person.
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