Cult horror star Cassandra Peterson – better known as Dark Mistress Elvira – shared the first photo of her secret 19-year-old girlfriend after surprising fans by revealing that she is a lesbian in her new memories.
Elvira, 70, had kept her relationship with Teresa ‘T’ Wierson a secret until now because she said she feared alienating fans.
She shared a happy photo of her partner during her appearance on the Tamron Hall show.
“It’s scary and exciting, but I’m also very relieved, just like my partner,” she told Hall.
Happy couple: Cassandra Peterson (right), better known as Elvira, shared a photo of her secret 19-year-old girlfriend Teresa ‘T’ Wierson (left) on the Tamron Hall show Thursday
‘Very relieved’: Cassandra told Tamron Hall (right) her coming out was both ‘scary and exciting’
She added, “Withholding secrets all the time, you know, that gives you gas.”
She previously said she wanted to be open to fans in her revealing memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, released on Tuesday.
“Glad to have him there,” she wrote. ‘I mean, it worries me. I have times when I say to myself “Maybe people won’t like me anymore” and “Maybe I won’t have a job anymore”.
‘[But] I am happy and relieved to finally allow our secret to see the light of day.
Peterson began portraying horror icon Elvira in the 1980s.
The actress who played the late night horror hostess Elvira revealed she has been in a same-sex relationship with her former personal trainer Teresa ‘T’ Wierson since 2002 in her new memoir
In his memoir, Peterson shared several anecdotes about his life involving romantic relationships and other Hollywood experiences. Pictured at left, Peterson performs his show “Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark” at Knott’s Scary Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm on September 21, 2017 in Buena Park, California
Peterson explains that when she first noticed Wierson at the gym, she mistook her for a man.
“A lot of times when I was doing my pre-workout warm-up on the treadmill, I couldn’t help but notice one particular trainer – tanned, tattooed and muscular – walking on the gym floor with a knit cap pulled up. so low on her long brown hair that almost covered her eyes, ”she wrote, according to People.
Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson, 70, released a memoir titled Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark on September 21
“A typical sexy bad boy, he didn’t know he was so charismatic that he had assembled his own unofficial fan club. Watching it from the safety of my treadmill made my heart beat faster and the time passed much faster.
The couple met in 2002 when Peterson was still married to his manager Mark Pierson and the couple attended his Gold’s Gym, where Wierson became Peterson’s personal trainer.
She admitted in her book that she had never been romantically attracted to women before meeting Wierson, but after seeing a movie with her after her divorce, she felt like kissing the other woman.
“I said goodnight to her and suddenly felt compelled to kiss her – on the mouth,” she wrote in her book.
Wierson also worked as an assistant before women fell in love, according to the Sun.
She was also concerned that the relationship status would affect her work, as her character of Elvira was a sex icon among men.
“Elvira has always had a thing for men, and men have a weakness for her, so I was worried that if I announced that I wasn’t living the ‘normal life’ anymore, my fans would feel like a lie, call me a hypocrite. and abandon me, ”she wrote.
Since the revelation in his book, his fans have given him unwavering support.
Peterson appears without her wig and her usual gothic style at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con in 2014. She first has Wierson in her gym and became friends. After divorcing her husband Mark Pierson in 2003, she revealed that she felt the urge to kiss the other woman after seeing a movie with her.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations, queers, Elvira is one of us.”
Others celebrated her happiness and were happy that she had found a “wonderful relationship”.
The couple’s relationship is still private, although friends and family have known it for a long time, and she has yet to reveal whether they are married.
Although in a same-sex relationship, Peterson still claims that she is still attracted to men.
Peterson also claimed in her memoir that she was sexually assaulted by the late NBA player Wilt Chamberlain.
She claims the former Harlem Globetrotter had forced her to give him a blowjob.
“When a 7-foot-1, 300-pound man has his hand wrapped around your neck, there’s really not much you can do,” Peterson wrote.
She also refers to Chamberlain’s memoir where he details his history of romantic relationships with women – whom he claims to be 20,000.
“I had to wonder how many of these women actually consented to have sex with him,” Peterson added.
Peterson also detailed an incident with late NBA star Wilt Chamberlain where she claimed he sexually assaulted her by forcing her to give him a blowjob.
Peterson and her ex-husband Mark Pierson, whom she divorced in 2003 after 22 years of marriage
Peterson poses with Alice Cooper in her Elvira outfit at the 26th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles
Peterson has also written about her experiences with other male celebrities when she was a Vegas showgirl, such as biting the lip of Andy Williams who allegedly tried to force kiss her, and claims Tom Jones accidentally had it. sent to the emergency room following an internal injury sustained while having sex.
Peterson was once married to film producer Mark Pierson, who worked on a few of his projects, for 22 years and the couple had a daughter together in 1994.
After their divorce in 2003, Peterson then became involved in a romantic relationship with his now girlfriend Wierson.
In addition to his romantic history, Peterson delved into other entertaining aspects of his life.
One of Peterson’s first projects was a stint on the popular ’70s TV series Happy Days.
Peterson back in his famous outfit for an appearance on the NBC Today show in 2007 for a Halloween special
She was born and raised in the small town of Manhattan, Kansas, where she wanted to become a horror movie star after falling in love with the genre at the age of eight.
When she was 18 months old, she suffered third degree burns after accidentally spilling a pot of hot water on her, which left permanent scars on her body.
At the age of 14, she became a party girl, starting to go to nightclubs and experiment with substances such as alcohol and drugs.
She was also a teenage groupie at 18 and began working as a showgirl in Vegas soon after, where she met and entertained several male celebrities.
Her career began in Hollywood when she joined a cast of comedy actors and began to develop her acting skills.
Peterson became the iconic “Elvira” after auditioning to become the hostess of a late-night horror show.
After her appearance, she became the iconic queen of horror from the ’80s B-movies, as she spawned several movies and TV shows around her character.