Elvis Presley is a singer who was well-loved by the ladies throughout his career. He regularly had women screaming for him when a new album came out or he hit the stage. However, some have claimed this went further, and there are claims he had a love child during his career.
Did Elvis Presley have a lovechild?
Lisa Marie Presley is the only child of Priscilla and Elvis as her father did not have any other children other than her, with Priscilla or anyone else.
There have been a number of unproven claims from people who have suggested they are illegitimate children of Elvis, however, Lisa Marie is the only child named in Elvis’ will after his death.
Lisa Marie was born in Tennessee, where her father is from, on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding.
She soon lived with her mother after her parents divorced in October 1973 after spending some time at Graceland.
Her father died only four years later, in August 1977, at which point Lisa Marie became the joint-heir to his estate along with Elvis’ father Vernon and his grandmother Minnie Mae.
However, Vernon passed away in 1979, and Minnie Mae in 1980, meaning Lisa Marie was the sole heir and inherited his home Graceland when she turned 25 in 1993.
One claim about Elvis’ private life comes from Elvis Presley Jr, a performer from the USA, who has claimed he is the son of Elvis and was born out of wedlock.
However, other than Jr’s claim, there is no DNA test result to show if he is the half-brother of Lisa Marie, who remains the only official child of Elvis.
On Elvis Presley Jr’s website, it is claimed: “He [Elvis Presley Jr] is the son of the late Elvis Presley born out-of-wedlock, unbeknownst to Elvis, on December 24, 1961 in Gary, Indiana the result of a liaison between Elvis Presley and Angelique Delores Pettyjohn, a young actress who was an extra in the film ‘Blue Hawaii…’
“Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, feared that a marriage to Angelique, as well as his impending fatherhood, would seriously damage the King’s reputation thereby destroying his wealth and fame.
“Great pressure was exerted upon the actress to have an abortion.
“While Angelique was unwilling to abort the baby, she did agree to deliver the baby in secret thereby saving Elvis the shame and publicity of a Hollywood scandal.”
The singer, originally named Phillip Stanic, claims he was adopted by a circus family, as Colonel Tom Parker had also been, and began performing as a clown from as young as five-years-old.
Elvis Presley Jnr’s biography on his website continues: “After sufficient documents, sworn testimonies, and additional evidence presented by independent third parties were presented to a judge and after proof having been made to the satisfaction of the Court ‘that notice of hearing thereon was given in the manner and form required by law and no objections having been filed by any person, Phillip Stanic by the decision of the U.S. Federal Court’, was recognized as Elvis Aaron Presley, Jr.”
Details of the evidence which is claimed to have been presented are not clear, however, Presley Jr has used the name since 1985 and has been a singer and Elvis impersonator ever since.
Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla, did have a son named Navarone Garibaldi, who was born on March 1, 1987.
Navarone has also followed in the family business and has performed in bands, including Them Guns.
However, Navarone was born to her and her then-partner, Marco Garibaldi, meaning Lisa Marie does, in fact, have a half-brother, but not one conceived by Elvis.
The family then continued with Lisa Marie who has had four children, though her son, Benjamin, died in July 2020.
Published at Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:37:17 +0000