Linda Thompson, Elvis Presley’s ex, recently stumbled upon a handful of childhood photos Lisa Marie Presley.
The songwriter, who dated The King in the early 1970’s, shared the Polaroids of Lisa Marie on her Instagram Wednesday.
“Like many of you, I am doing a little bit of spring cleaning and ran across this photo album from back in the day. These are all Polaroids. Time stood still for a few moments as I looked through these precious photos,” she wrote.
The first three photos in the carousel show “Little Yisa Marisa” as Thompson said she remembered her “so lovingly” when she was just six years old and had recently lost her two front teeth.
Lisa Marie insisted Linda take her photo.
“We had such a wonderful relationship for so many years. She’s still a part of my heart.”
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Linda and Elvis met in 1972 shortly after the King of Rock and Roll divorced Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley.
The two had a special relationship that lasted several years.
In her book “A Little Thing Called Life,” Linda opened up about the couple’s relationship.
Ours was a complete relationship—when the need arose, we got to be everything to each other. He was almost sixteen years older than I and so it was natural for me to sometimes be the little girl, with him playing the daddy. More often than not, though, I was the mommy, and he was the baby. Sometimes we were lovers, sometimes we were brother and sister. Sometimes we were best friends. We were all things to each other at one time or another. And Elvis was always, always everything to me.
Their relationship came to an end in 1976 after Elvis was hospitalized several time. Despite struggling to cope with his “self-destructive” ways, she still felt an obligation to care for him.
“I had this haunting feeling, I just thought, I don’t know if anybody’s going to take care of him the way I did,” she said.
“I felt very attuned to his habits and his needs. When you’re with someone for that many years and that closely living with them, I felt very attuned to his habits and his needs and I thought, nobody else is going to know that.”
One year later Elvis died.
Linda shared several more photos of a young Lisa Marie including one from Lake Tahoe and another from Christmas 1973.
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, died January 12, 2023 at age 54. She was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest at her home in California. Days earlier she attended the Golden Globes ceremony.
She is survived by her mother Priscilla Presley, 77; her daughters Riley and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood; and her granddaughter.
Such sweet photos of a young Lisa Marie! It was so thoughtful of Linda to share those precious memories with the world.
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