With Elvis regularly away and seeing other women, Priscilla decided to focus on a hobby while she spent time away.
She began taking karate lessons from Mike Stone, on Elvis’ suggestion, after the couple met in 1968 at the Mainland vs Hawaii Karate Championships.
Soon, Priscilla began her affair with him and in 1972 she left Elvis to move in with Stone.
Priscilla said, as chronicled in Calress Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley, when she told him about Stone, Presley “grabbed … and forcefully made love to” her, declaring: “This is how a real man makes love to his woman.”
She later retracted this statement in an interview, calling it an “overstatement”.