Elvira, Mistress of the Dark just released a new memoir called “Yours Cruelly, Elvira”. And it contains a pretty legit bombshell: She’s been in a 19-year relationship with a woman. Elvira, whose real name is Cassandra Peterson was still with her husband when she met Teresa “T” Wierson at the Gold’s Gym in Hollywood.
And when she first saw Wierson, she thought she was a hot guy. Elvira says “he” was tan, tattooed, and muscular, and gave off such “intense energy” that when “he” walked into the room the “waters parted,” and everyone stopped and stared.
It wasn’t until Elvira ran into “him” in the ladies’ room that she realized “he” was SHE. They became good friends, platonically at first.
But then Elvira’s marriage ended. And Teresa was just getting out of a relationship, too. One day she showed up at Elvira’s house with her stuff, and moved in. And they proceeded to help each other cope with their breakups.
Then one night they went to a movie together, and Elvira suddenly realized she wanted to hook up. She says, “What the hell was I doing? I’d never been interested in women as anything other than friends. I felt so confused.”
She kept the relationship quiet all these years to protect the Elvira character, but obviously, she’s ready to live her truth now.
On a more somber note, Elvira also claims NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain forced her to give him oral sex. “When a 7-foot-1, 300-pound man has his hand wrapped around your neck, there’s really not a lot you can do.”
Wilt once boasted that he’d slept with 20,000 women, and Elvira now wonders how many of those encounters were non-consensual.
Elvira also confirms the old rumor that she slept with Tom Jones when she was a Vegas showgirl, and ended up in the ER with an injury because he was so well-endowed.
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