She lived through the agony of watching Elvis throw away his life in a haze of drugs and alcohol.
Now, Priscilla Presley is determined to make sure her 17-year-old son doesn’t fall victim to the “Elvis curse” after he was caught with drugs when police stopped him for speeding in Los Angeles.
Navarone Garibaldi, Presley’s son with longtime boyfriend Marco Garibaldi, was said to be under the influence of marijuana and in possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms.
According to US TV show, Celebrity Justice, Priscilla, 59, rushed to the police station in Glendale, east of Los Angeles, to bring her son home.
A police spokesman confirmed the arrest, but a spokesman for the District Attorney refused to give details of any charges because Garibaldi is still a minor.
Priscilla was married to Elvis until their divorce, four years before his death in 1977. She said in a statement given to Celebrity Justice: “This is unfortunate.
"Navarone is a great kid, and this is the first time that anything of this sort has ever happened to him.
"He takes full responsibility for his actions. He is regretful and is taking steps to ensure that this never happens again.”
While Priscilla’s daughter with Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, has been in the public eye for years, particularly following her short-lived marriage to Michael Jackson and her subsequent attempts to launch her own singing career, her half-brother has so far remained out of the spotlight.