Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is coming out.
Hollywood superstar, Cassandra Peterson, opened up about her sexuality in a new memoir titled Yours Cruelly, Elvira, via The Advocate.
In the memoir, she revealed that she is in a 19-year relationship with another woman, Teresa “T” Wierson.
They met Jim of Hollywood Gold when Cassandra saw who she thought was a “bad boy”.
“Often, when I was doing my preworkout warm-up on the treadmill, I couldn’t help noticing one particular trainer — tan, tattooed, and muscular — stalking across the gym floor, knit cap pulled so low over his long brown hair that it nearly covered his eyes. Dark and brooding, he gave off such intense energy that when he crossed the enormous gym floor, the waters parted and people stopped in their tracks to stare,” she wrote.
Later in the ladies’ room, she realized that her “bad boy” was a “bad girl”.
They soon became friends, and then became romantic after the end of Cassandra’s 25-year marriage to Mark Pearson, with Teresa ending a relationship.
“There on the doorstep stood my trainer, T, holding a trash bag full of her belongings, looking sad and bedraggled. She’d split from her longtime partner, spent some time in rehab, and now had no place to go.”
They started living together, and eventually kissed one night.
“I think I was even more surprised. What the hell was I doing? I’d never been interested in women as anything other than friends. I felt so confused. This just wasn’t me! I was stunned that I’d been friends with her for so many years and never noticed our chemistry. I soon discovered that we connected sexually in a way I’d never experienced,” she explained.
T has since become a subsidiary of Elvira, and they kept the relationship private to preserve the brand.
“Would my fans hate me for not being what they expected me to be? I’m very aware that there will be some who will be disappointed and maybe even angry, but I have to live with myself, and at this point in my life, I’ve got to be truthful about who I am…for the first time in my life, I’m with someone who makes me feel safe, blessed, and truly loved,” she wrote.
Last year, Elvira returned with a pandemic-themed song just in time for Halloween.