Linda Thompson, the longtime girlfriend of Elvis Presley revisited her stomping grounds.
During her four and a half year relationship with The King, they lived in Las Vegas for nine months. Elvis Presley performed a residency at The International Hotel which is now called Westgate. Thompson was able to visit the space once again. The 71-year-old said that the trip was nostalgic and quite fun.
Thompson was also able to connect with Elvis Presley‘s stepbrother, David Stanley. Stanley was the son of Vernon Presley’s second wife, Dee Stanley.
“It was so nostalgic getting to revisit the city where I lived for 9 months of the 4 1/2 years Elvis & I were together! I had a lovely lunch & sweet visit with Elvis’s stepbrother David Stanley at the old Hilton International which is now the Westgate,” she wrote.
Alongside the post, she shared a few snapshots of her with Stanley and a statue of The King. She also shared Instagram Stories of her trip. One of the snapshots included a photo of her touching a painting of Elvis Presley’s lips. She captioned it “marshmallow lips.”
During her Vegas trip, she also saw a Bruno Mars concert and David Copperfield’s magic show.
Elvis Presley and Linda Thompson’s Relationship
Elvis Presley and Linda Thompson dated between 1972-1976. They broke up because she wanted a normal life and remained friends until his death the following year.
They met shortly after Thompson became Miss Tennessee Universe and Presley divorced Priscilla back in 1972. was at the same theater that Elvis Presley rented out. He came in the back door where she was and his stepbrother introduced the two. They hit it off immediately and the icon wooed her with his Southern charm.
In an old interview posted to her Instagram account, then 22-year-old Thompson spoke candidly about their relationship. At the time, she didn’t have any problems being in the spotlight.
“Maybe because of my youth, or whatever, I’m a very adaptable person,” she said. Thompson added that dating him felt right and natural. Over the course of their time together, she just saw him as a person and not The King.
The only difference between her dating The King was how date nights took place. Instead of a typical date at the movie theater, he would rent out the entire theater. And instead of attending a fair, he rented out the entire fairgrounds. They were able to ride all of the rides with no lines.