Elisabeth Stefaniak briefly dated Elvis and have become his and his father, Vernon’s, secretary. She lived with them at their household home in Bad Nauheim, together with the star’s grandmother Minnie Mae, who he known as Dodger. Elisabeth answered all his fan mail and even realized to repeat his signature. Minnie Mae doted on her and Elvis requested her to return to Memphis with him after his tour of obligation was full in 1960.
Elisabeth was launched to Elvis by his greatest military buddy Rex Mansfield who, terribly, went on to marry her.
The German woman, 19 on the time, described how she went to a cinema widespread with US troopers, to tray and get Elvis’ autograph.
Elisabeth mentioned: “I saw one soldier get up who was sitting in that area and he came back to get some popcorn. I was waiting in the lobby in the dark and I asked him “Are you sitting wherever close to Elvis?” and he mentioned, ‘Yes, I‘m one of his buddies in fact I’m sitting proper subsequent to him!’ I requested him ‘Would you please simply get me an autograph?’ and he mentioned Sure’ and went again inside.
“Well moments later one other soldier comes out and says that Elvis would really like me to return down and sit with him! And that soldier occurred to be Rex!”
“Rex walked me down the aisle to satisfy Elvis after which just a few months later walked me up the aisle to get married!”
Although Rex fell in love with Elisabeth, he knew she had emotions for Elvis, and extra importantly Elvis didn’t tolerate anybody entering into his territory.
Rex added: “I knew the rule that ‘You don’t fiddle with Elvis’ women.'”
Elisabeth quickly additionally realized one other necessary rule about being with Elvis.
Elisabeth mentioned: “I did see somewhat little bit of his mood typically. Mostly when he would say some harsh issues to you. I imply I by no means noticed him throw issues at me however he might say some hurting issues. One time we went into Bad Nauheim as a result of he needed to purchase some issues and he additionally needed to purchase me some garments…”
Rex mentioned: “So Elvis needed to be good to all people on a regular basis and so his buddies have been those that he was capable of take it out on – they usually’d nonetheless love him…
“Not one time did he ever say anything bad to me but I’ve seen that personality. I think it was more of a release for all that tension built up in him.”
In the top, Rex and Elisabeth determined to marry and stroll away from Elvis’ life and entourage. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage collectively.
The King’s well-known mood by no means improved and in later years he would usually use his intensive assortment of firearms, typically capturing the tv units at Graceland and as soon as firing on the headboard whereas his last girlfriend Ginger Alden was nonetheless in mattress.