Apparently the King used to insist on carrying his own set of cutlery.
Priscilla Presley has revealed that her former husband Elvis was a bit of a germophobe, who used to carry his own set of cutlery. Appearing on ITV’s 'Jonathan Ross Show', the 70 year old also said that she believes the King would still be making music, if he was alive today.
Priscilla Presley has been revealing secrets about her former husband Elvis.
Speaking about the King’s fear of germs Priscilla said: “He never liked to go to people’s homes to eat because didn’t like eating with other people’s silverware, so he would take his own silverware. And he didn’t like drinking out of cups that other people had drunk out of, even restaurants or other people’s homes.”
“So when he drank, he would drink where the handle was, knowing that no one would ever drink at that side.” Ross then asked if she would consider her former husband a germophobe, to which Priscilla answered, “Yes he was a bit, he just didn’t like being around other things that people handled a lot.”
“He was that way when he was young, very young, a young boy. I think he just didn’t like to put his mouth where other people put their mouth, with silverware, things that you put in your mouth,” she added.
Priscilla was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973 and they had one daughter together, Lisa Marie. Speaking about his untimely death at the age of 42 in 1977, Priscilla said, “[It was] absolutely devastating, I mean still to this day it’s hard to believe.”
“I think he’d still be doing music definitely, that was certainly in his soul. He just loved music and I don’t think he’d ever give that up,” she added. “He wanted to give so much. He wanted to do more, he wanted to sing better songs, there were so many demands made on him.‘I look and I say, “Wow his shoulders were so full.” How he lifted himself up sometimes I just don’t know.”