Cassandra Peterson, aka the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has opened up about how her platonic relationship with a woman blossomed into a 19-year partnership. It’s all detailed in her new book, Yours Cruelly, Elvira.
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.”
Upon closer inspection, Peterson discovered the sexy trainer was a woman! Things moved up a notch in 2003, after Peterson had split from her husband Mark Pierson after 22 years.
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.
T, as Peterson calls her, is Teresa Wierson, who has trained celebrities in addition to working with Peterson on projects like Elvira’s Movie Macabre.
Be sure to check out her new memoir for lots of other juicy info, including a rendezvous with basketball great Wilt Chamberlain!
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