'She’s a savage': Internet applauds Rita Moreno as she reveals turning to Elvis Presley to overcome Marlon Brando heartbreak

'She’s a savage': Internet applauds Rita Moreno as she reveals turning to Elvis Presley to overcome Marlon Brando heartbreak
Rita Moreno confesses about hooking up with Elvis Presley to get over Marlon Brando(Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Renowned actress Rita Moreno recently revealed details about her romantic encounters with Elvis Presley, disclosing that she sought solace in the legendary singer after learning about Marlon Brando's infidelity.

Speaking to People, the 92-year-old actress recounted her tumultuous love life, admitting to dating Brando while acknowledging the complex dynamics of their relationship.

Rita Moreno opens up about romance with Elvis Presley following Marlon Brando's infidelity

“Elvis Presley is another whole story,” Moreno told People en Espanol in New York City on Wednesday. “I was going with Marlon [Brando] at the time. He wasn’t necessarily going with me, but I was going with him. You know what I mean?”

She further elaborated that while she discovered Brando was having an affair, someone affiliated with the King of Rock and Roll approached her to set up a date. "Upon seeing the underwear, I agreed," Moreno disclosed to People magazine.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 04: Rita Moreno attends Sony Pictures Television's Emmy FYC Event 2019
Rita Moreno said she hooked up with Elvis to get over Marlon Brando when she found out he cheated on her (Getty Images)

During the interview, she described how heartbroken she was to discover Brando had cheated on her.

“I found one day some lady’s lingerie in his house and I went home weeping and crying and so hurt and furious and I thought, ‘I never want to see him again,'” she said.

“But I knew I didn’t mean that. I was really just absolutely crushed. Not only crushed but I was his slave. I just adored and worshiped him is more like it,” Moreno told People.

The day after, Moreno received a phone call from Colonel Tom Parker, Presley's manager, who expressed Presley's desire to meet her. Parker indicated that Presley had spotted her at the 20th Century Fox commissary.

"Turns out Elvis saw you at the 20th Century Fox commissary," Parker informed her. Moreno recounted asking, "He liked what he saw and would like very much to meet you. Would you be interested in meeting him?"

It was at that moment that she recalled finding the underwear, and she seized the opportunity to go on a date with Presley.

The actress proceeded to mention that she "dated (Elvis) several times," and found him to be "sweet but boring," as reported by People.

“He was sweet, but he was a country boy. So anyway, when [Brando] found out, it didn’t take long. He started to throw chairs. He was so angry. It was wonderful,” she said.

“And I just sat there as he threw chairs and carried on,” Moreno added. 

The 2021 documentary 'Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It' highlights Moreno's tumultuous connection with Brando.

Internet praises Rita Moreno's candid revelation about romance with Elvis Presley

Honoree   Rita Moreno arrives at the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on December 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Rita Moreno's revelation sparked a wave of admiration and applause from internet users (Getty Images)

After actress Rita Moreno candidly revealed seeking solace in Elvis Presley following a heartbreak involving Marlon Brando, the internet erupted in applause, commending her for her bold and candid approach.

One user lauded Moreno, saying, "Haha she’s a savage."

Another user commented, "She could have done better than Elvis Presley." 

One user praising her strategy as exemplary. "That's the way to do it. Bravo!," they exclaimed.

The sentiment was echoed by another user who characterized Moreno's actions as the epitome of a successful rebound. "Now that’s a rebound!." The other user wrote, "I bet that was fun"

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