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Why Elvira was finally ready to reveal her homosexual relationship at 70

The Mistress of Darkness talks about her real love life for the very first time.

Cassandra Peterson A.K.A Elvira shared new details about her relationship with her longtime partner Teresa “T” Wierson after recently opening up about their love affair in her new memoir, Yours, Elvira: Memories of the Dark Mistress.

“A lot of people have said to me, ‘When did you know you were gay?’ And I have to say I think being gay is a wonderful thing, but I never knew I was gay, ”Peterson exclusively told E! News September 24. “I fell in love with a particular person who was a woman. I don’t know what happened. You fall in love with who you fall in love with.”

The Halloween Queen added that it had taken her years to publicly discuss her relationship for fear of smearing Elvira’s alluring brand.

“We both protected the character,” said Peterson. “It’s a brand that I sell and of course Elvira looks a lot like a straight horned dog, so I wanted her to stay that way.”