Elvis: Linda Thompson’s Story of the King’s Lavish Bounty “He Looked Like a Greek God” | Music | Entertainment
Besides being the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley was well known for his incredible generosity. Charitable with local causes in Memphis, the star has also often given cars to friends, family and sometimes strangers. And now ex-girlfriend Linda Thompson has shared a touching story of Elvis’ lavish generosity to her.
Linda lived with Elvis in Graceland from 1972 to 1976 and regularly shares memories and photos of her time as the King’s girlfriend on her Instagram.
In her latest post, the 71-year-old shared a photo of Elvis, possibly on her private jet Lisa Marie given the curvature of the roof, dressed in white.
Linda captioned the post, which includes more photos of the couple together: “Flashback Friday… At this point, Elvis casually entered the room dressed in all white…
“Looking like a Greek god… with a beautiful blue diamond ring surrounded by white diamonds set in platinum and said ‘Here darling, I have this for you.’
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Linda added, “I said, ‘What? Why? It’s not my birthday or Christmas or a special occasion. ‘
“Elvis smirked his smirk and said softly, ‘Because it’s Tuesday, and I love you.'”
A few years ago, Linda published her memoir, A Little Thing Called Life: Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner and Songs in Between.
And while promoting the book, model Miss Tennessee recalled The King’s “greatest love imaginable.”
Linda added, “I didn’t want to be one of those people who just jumped on the bandwagon and wrote a book and made a profit at her expense and capitalized on that relationship. I was very reserved about this.
“I wanted to forge my own position in life, write my own songs, forge my own career, have my kids and my family, then write about my life and its place, which is, of course, the biggest love imaginable. “
While more recently she confessed: “I think above all that he would be proud of me and the way I both tried to lead my life in a way that has always respected him and his memory.
“It’s for me first and foremost. I’m a fan of Elvis Presley as much as anyone else. He was also the love of my life. I loved it.