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Priscilla Presley almost became a Kardashian after Elvis marriage ended

Priscilla Presley almost became a Kardashian after her marriage to Elvis ended  (Getty Images)
Priscilla Presley almost became a Kardashian after her marriage to Elvis ended (Getty Images)

Priscilla Presley almost joined another famous family after her marriage to Elvis ended - the Kardashians.

A few years after she and the King had gone their separate ways, Priscilla met lawyer Robert Kardashian who had recently split from his then-girlfriend Kris Jenner.

Robert and Priscilla met through his brother Tom Kardashian who was dating Joan Esposito, the ex-wife of Elvis’ road manager.

The pair had instantly hit it off, with Kris noting in her autobiography that they were clearly “smitten” which left her feeling “bummed”.

Kris wrote: “I was living in a flight attendants’ dormitory in Fort Worth, bummed that Kardashian was going to end up with Priscilla Presley.

Robert Kardashian pictured in 1994 (AFP via Getty Images)
Robert Kardashian pictured in 1994 (AFP via Getty Images)

“She was gorgeous, of course, petite and perfect and beautiful and famous. I would see pictures of her and just die. Any woman would be thrilled to look like Priscilla Presley.”

Elvis was also uhappy about the union and is believed to have ultimately come between Priscilla and Robert.

According to Jerry Oppenheimer’s book The Kardashians: an American Drama, Elvis would often call Priscilla when she was in bed with Robert.

Robert’s friend Joni Migdal told the author that Robert had wanted to turn Elvis’ ex-wife into the “perfect Armenian housewife”.

Elvis Presley was said to unhappy about Priscilla and Robert Kardashian being an item (Getty Images)
Elvis Presley was said to unhappy about Priscilla and Robert Kardashian being an item (Getty Images)

“Priscilla once tried to make dinner for Robert because he kept asking her,” Migdal said.

“She cooked asparagus, and she made this, and she made that. She went out of her way to make it perfect for him, and he hated it.”

And while he was keen to get her down the aisle, the future Dallas actress made it clear that she wasn’t going to marry anyone else until Elvis died.

Ultimately the two went their separate ways and Robert and Kris got back together. Two years later in 1968, they married and shared four children, future reality TV stars Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert.