'By the time our daughter Carrie was six months old Eddie was not at home or not talking to me when he was.' And there was even more tension when her record Tammy went to number one.
After all, Eddie felt he had always been the recording star of the family.
Fisher slammed the receiver down and rushed home for a face-to-face confrontation. 'Elizabeth and I are in love and I want a divorce.' Debbie replied: 'If you marry her, she will throw you out within 18 months'.'And Elizabeth did get rid of him, just as I had warned, when she met Richard Burton on the set of Cleopatra,' Debbie says now.
Debbie - currently touring Britain with her one-woman show, which opens in London's West End next week - recalls her first marriage without bitterness.
Perhaps her life would have taken a different course if she had married her first love, the actor Robert Wagner. 'For a long time, as a little girl, she was jealous of having to share me with so many other people.
Why couldn't I be like other girls' mothers and bake cookies in the kitchen all day, instead of going out making movies? 'Then, when she went into acting, she realised that I'd taken the hard option, not the easier one of staying home.
I mean, love is like that.’When she fell in love with Eddie Fisher, Frank Sinatra privately tried to put her off marrying him.
He warned her it was ‘a difficult life’ to be married to a singer.
Everyone, especially Debbie, who married him on her 24th birthday, thought they were the ideal couple.
But, as Sinatra had warned, the marriage had problems from the start.
But Debbie had just had a miscarriage and couldn't contact her. Debbie believes she was murdered because of her affairs with President Kennedy and his brother Bobby, which threatened their political careers.