March 07, 2024

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Rita Moreno recalls fling with Elvis Presley

Rita Moreno opens up about her first encounter with Elvis Presley

By Celebpost Desk March 07, 2024
Rita Moreno recalls fling with Elvis Presley
Rita Moreno recalls fling with Elvis Presley

Rita Moreno recalls the event leading up to her fling with Elvis Presley.

In a fireside conversation with People en Español on Wednesday, the 92-year-old actress opened up about her first encounter with the King of Rock and Roll.

"Elvis Presley is another whole story," the Fast X actress said.

She further said, "I was going with Marlon [Brando] at the time. He wasn't necessarily going with me, but I was going with him. You know what I mean?"

"I found one day some lady's lingerie in his house and I went home weeping and crying and so hurt and furious and I thought, 'I never want to see him again,'" Rita continued.

She added, "But I knew I didn't mean that. I was really just absolutely crushed. Not only crushed but I was his slave. I just adored and worshiped him is more like it."

Unexpectedly, the next day after the incident, Rita received a phone call from Elvis’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

"Turns out Elvis saw you with the commissary of the 20th Century Fox," she recalled Colonel saying.

Adding, "He liked what he saw and he would like very much to meet you. Would you like to meet him?”

Rita paused and recalled her feeling at that time, saying, "I saw the underwear and I said yes."