Priscilla Presley and Marco Garibaldi, an entrepreneur and entertainment professional, shared a relationship that spanned over two decades. Despite their separation in 2006, their partnership’s legacy continues to intrigue fans. Let’s delve deep into their love story and explore why it didn’t last.
An Unconventional Love Story
Marco and Priscilla first crossed paths in 1983, introduced by mutual friends. Garibaldi, an entrepreneur with interests ranging from technology to construction, was immediately taken with the former wife of American music icon Elvis Presley.
From the onset, the couple’s relationship was grounded in mutual respect and deep affection. They made the decision to live together and, despite societal expectations, chose not to wed, fearing it could disrupt the harmony of their relationship. In 1986, Priscilla said the following about their relationship:
“Since we’ve been living together, Marco has changed my life. I don’t take things so seriously. I find myself laughing a lot. “
The couple’s love story took an exciting turn in 1987 with the birth of their son, Navarone Garibaldi. Priscilla’s older daughter, Lisa Marie, embraced her new half-brother and approved of her mother’s relationship with Garibaldi.
Their Shared Success
Both Marco and Priscilla have enjoyed successful careers. Priscilla is best known as the co-founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises. On the other hand, Garibaldi, born Marco Antonio Garcia in Italy on November 30, 1954, is an entrepreneur and consultant.
He was educated at IBM’s Systems Research Institute, kickstarting a career in technology before branching into the entertainment industry. As a writer, director, and producer, Garibaldi is credited with contributions to TV series like ‘Dallas’ and ‘The Hitchhiker,’ and productions like ‘Across the Hall.’
The Breakup: A Chapter Closed
The couple parted ways in 2006, ending their 22-year relationship. Although they kept their reasons private, it is believed that the separation resulted from disagreements regarding the level of commitment in their relationship. Interestingly, at the inception of their relationship, Priscilla had Marco sign a promissory agreement that he would not write a book about her if they ever broke up.
Their son, Navarone, has followed the family’s artistic footsteps. Born in 1987, Navarone is a musician fronting the band Them Guns, which he founded in 2013. He got married to Elisa Achilli in Switzerland in 2022.
However, the family’s joy was marked by tragedy. In January 2023, Lisa Marie, Priscilla’s daughter from her marriage with Elvis, succumbed to cardiac arrest at the age of 54.