“Sometimes they’re overlooked in reviews for shows I’ve done in the past.“They say ‘oh Tom came on and he did this that and the other and the girls screamed and the women threw things’ – I think there wasn’t all women.
The pair have known each other for nearly 50 years but it’s only recently they’ve grown close. “We’ve been in each other’s lives for years and she is one of a bunch of people that I know in Los Angeles and we do hang out.” Sir Tom and Priscilla, 71, were pictured going for dinner together in January, pulling up at A-list Hollywood restaurant Craig’s in a white Rolls-Royce.
Tom told The Sun: “I really don’t know how Elvis would feel about us having dinner together - he probably wouldn’t be too sure. It’s nice to know that Priscilla and I are still in touch after all this time.” He added: “I did a song on my last album called Elvis Presley Blues and she liked it because she said it was a beautiful tribute to Elvis and she enjoyed it. But she’s been a friend of mine since 1968 when I first met her with Elvis. Priscilla, who starred in hit US soap Dallas and the Naked Gun films, married Are You Lonesome Tonight?
There can be little doubt that Priscilla Presley, who is 71, has a very busy life as the keeper of Elvis’s flame.
She has been touring Europe with The Wonder Of You, a concert featuring her former husband’s voice.
Their choice of transport — a white Rolls-Royce belonging to Sir Tom — also seems deliberately ostentatious. A friend of Priscilla’s told me: ‘The Facebook post is confirmation from her that something is going on.
We are all thrilled for her as she has been looking for love for a while now.‘She doesn’t want a walker, that does not interest her. She is very youthful in looks and attitude.‘She has had her share of chancers and people who were after the fame or the money.
However, both the social media post and the choice of restaurant are significant — because it’s clear that Priscilla and Sir Tom are happy to announce, quietly, that something is indeed going on between them.
Craig’s is the most see-and-be-seen restaurant in town, and both will have known that they were guaranteed to be photographed if they went there.
A friend said: ‘Tom has had a difficult year with Linda’s death and Priscilla has been an amazing support.‘Tom and Priscilla are courting.