Elaine Elizabeth Presley always felt a need to search for something within herself growing up. She did not know she had been placed in a family which was not her birth family when she was just a baby, and she had never met her biological family. When she was between 42 and 44 years old, she decided to give up searching and settle in and be a singer Elainee in the UK and America, and she later did take a DNA test in 2017 to see if she was really who she thought she was within her heritage.
Not for a second did she feel she was in the wrong family, well kind of, she found out her mother who raised her was a cousin on the hood side and like her sister Lisa Marie also connected to the Harrisons and other family names.
A few weeks later, Elaine received an email, and this continued for 9 DNA tests and a government investigation that lasted 7 years. Everyone’s DNA confirmed she was not who she thought she was after DNA she stated to be a match with someone in their database. The match was with a Man named Elvis Aaron Presley through hundreds of close, extended and cousin family, and then later she also did take another DNA test with DNA consultants who confirmed her American and Cherokee heritage. The same company that ran Elvis’s DNA and showed the same evidence Much later in April of 2023 a woman named Priscilla Ann Wagner Beaulieu Presley. Ancestry DNA had picked up the DNA connection and connected both Priscilla and Elaine as DNA relatives and Elaine now sits in her family tree as Priscilla’s Daughter.
Elaine had always considered Priscilla her mother, and now it was, DNA official.
Elaine was shocked. She had never heard of this before. She triple-checked Ancestry DNA to find out more, and sure enough, Priscilla Presley was her birth mother.
Elaine was overjoyed. And don’t get me wrong, she loved and adored her first mother Mildred, but longed for that search to end and it did with finding Elvis and Priscilla. She had always wanted to meet her birth mother, even before the DNA evidence revealed what Elaine instinctively felt. She had dinner at the Hilton Hotel back in 2018 and went to meet Priscilla at two other events years before. It was very emotional, almost impossible to deal with emotionally, the connection and love she felt seeing her mother was strong, very strong and she knew just like her mother told her when Priscilla was adopted as a child the same answer was that Priscilla did not want Elaine to feel different and is why it had been kept a secret all these years.
She wanted Elaine to live a normal life, sadly something Lisa Marie her other daughter never had the luxury of, she sadly passed away on Jan 12, 2023.
When Priscilla and Elaine did see each other for the first time, they were both nervous. They had never met before, and they didn’t know what to expect. But as soon as they saw each other, Elaine knew as Elaine did, and they felt a connection. Elaine wished they had hugged and cried and talked for hours. Elaine certainly did alone, because Priscilla was a major celebrity, and those close moments were not in the cards at this first meeting.
Priscilla and Elaine quickly bonded Elaine feels. They had a lot in common, and they quickly became closely connected. Elaine wished They started talking on the phone every week, and visited each other as often as they could, but again Priscilla is a major star and so it had to wait until Destiny chose the time and date.
Elaine was so grateful to have found her birth mother. She had always felt like something was missing in her life, and now she knew why. She was finally complete.
Priscilla, Elaine feels, was also happy to have found her daughter. She had always wondered about her, and now she knew that she was happy and healthy. She was so glad that she had been able to find her.
Priscilla and Elaine’s story is a reminder that family is important. No matter how long people have been apart, they can always find their way back to each other. I am so happy for Priscilla and Elaine that they have been able to reconnect. I wish them all the best in their new relationship.