Why did Elvis' ex-wife Priscilla continue using Presley name? 'Help and ...

PRISCILLA PRESLEY had an even longer relationship with another man than she had with Elvis Presley after their divorce - but why did she keep the Presley name?

PUBLISHED: 15:08, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:08, Mon, Nov 2, 2020

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Priscilla Presley was married to Elvis Presley for some time, though her longest relationship was with Marco Garibaldi, who she was with for 22 years. Despite this, and having a child with Marco, Priscilla has always been a Presley. So why did she keep her ex-husband’s name, even years after their divorce and his death?


Priscilla Presley has only opened up once about her surname, but she did not give a reason for why she has kept it.

In an interview in Playboy magazine with her daughter, Lisa Marie, Priscilla’s view of the Presley name was mentioned, when the interviewer said: “The name has been a hindrance and a help.”

While the reason Priscilla has kept the name is unclear, she has a mixed view of how useful the name is.

Her and Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie, feels similarly, only regretting the amount of attention the name has given her.

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Elvis Presley - why did Priscilla keep his name?Elvis Presley - why did Priscilla keep his name? (Image: Getty)

Priscilla with Marco GaribaldiPriscilla with Marco Garibaldi (Image: Getty)

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