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Lisa Marie Presley Has Been Married 4 Times and Has 4 Children

Odette Odendaal
Nov 01, 2019
03:30 A.M.
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As the daughter of the late King of Rock, Lisa Marie Presley is music royalty, a multi-millionaire. Now in her 50s, the only child of Elvis led a life filled with fame and a string of marriages that all ended in divorce.


She lost her father at the age of nine and became the sole heiress to his $100 million fortune, that's since tripled in worth, at the age of 25.

Lisa Marie Presley poses at the Wonderwall portrait studio during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. | Source: Getty Images.


While Lisa Marie mainly draws from the wealth of her father's estate, she is also a savvy businesswoman who released several albums, including "Now What," "To Whom It May Concern," and "Storm & Grace."

But where her love life is concerned, Lisa Marie had four marriages that crumbled under the added pressures of fame.


Danny went to Los Angeles in 1984, where he pursued a music career as a bass player, and he eventually found work as a house musician at Mad Hatter Studios.

The following year, with both being Scientologists, Lisa Marie and Danny met at the church's social facility, where Lisa Marie lived in an apartment on the grounds.


The pair soon became a couple, and it didn't take long before they moved in together. In January 1987, the couple left their apartment and went on to live in a series of homes owned by Scientologists they fixed up.

However, the couple kept their October wedding at the Celebrity Center International of the Church of Scientology in West Hollywood under wraps, and Priscilla Presley's publicist confirmed the news after the fact.

“Lisa, 20, married musician Daniel Keough, 23, her boyfriend for the past three years. Priscilla said, ‘I am thrilled for Lisa Marie. Danny is a great guy, and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them. The couple will be honeymooning for the next three months at an undisclosed location,’” the statement read.


The reason for the lengthy honeymoon became clear when Priscilla's publicist issued another statement six days later that said that Lisa Marie and Danny are expecting their first child "in the spring of 1989."


After their daughter, Riley's birth on May 29, 1989, came the birth of their second child and son, Benjamin, on October 21, 1992.

However, two years later, in May 1994, Danny and Lisa Marie quietly divorced in the Dominican Republic, and only twenty days later, Lisa Marie tied the knot with Michael Jackson.


Lisa Marie first met Michael Jackson at the age of seven, when her father took her to see a Las Vegas concert of The Jackson Five, wherein a 17-year-old Michael performed alongside his siblings.

The two reconnected in 1992, and Lisa Marie stood by the iconic singer as child molestation accusations became a well-publicized affair.


Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley Backstage At "Elvis The Tribute" At The Pyrmid Theatre in 1994. | Source: Getty Images.

However, their marriage buckled under the pressures of Michael's reported drug use, and she felt hesitant having a child with him, knowing that going up against Michael in a custody battle wouldn't end in her favor. Nonetheless, Lisa Marie wanted to be there for Michael and loved spending time with him.


"I loved taking care of him,” Lisa Marie told Oprah during an interview. “It was one of the highest points in my life when things were going really well, and he and I were united. It was a very profound time of my life."

By January 18, 1996, their marriage was over when Michael continued choosing drugs and money-hungry "vampires" over her.


Lisa Marie then became engaged to the rocker John Oszajca in 2000, but after meeting actor Nicolas Cage at Johnny Ramone's birthday party, she broke off the engagement.

Lisa Marie Presley and actor Nicolas Cage attend the Los Angeles Premiere of MGM's "Windtalkers" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 11, 2002, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.


Nicolas and Lisa Marie tied the knot in August 2002, but three months later, Nicolas filed for divorce. During a sit down with Larry King the following year, she elaborated on what initially brought them together.

"Similar situations, similar backgrounds," she said. "So we connected, we had a great connection. We were both a bit - we're sort of these gypsy spirited, you know, tyrannical pirates. And one pirate marries another they will sink the ship basically is what it comes down to."

The couple's divorce became final in 2004, but Lisa Marie noted that they were still "very much" friends and that the main reason for their split came from the disparity in their levels of fame, which Larry King summarized with the words, "As famous as he is, he isn't a Presley."



Lisa Marie Presley (L) and musician Michael Lockwood attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Mad Max: Fury Road" at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 7, 2015, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

On January 22, 2006, Lisa Marie married her director, music producer, and guitarist Michael Lockwood in Japan. The couple entered into a post-nuptial agreement, wherein they waved all rights to each other's property and spousal support the following year.


Lisa Marie gave birth to fraternal twin girls, Finley and Harper, on October 7, 2008, but her marriage to Lockwood also landed on the rocks.

She filed for divorce on June 13, 2016, and a bitter court battle soon followed when Lockwood contested the validity of the "ironclad" post-nuptial agreement. He argued that his attorney never explained it to him, and he never read it.

Lisa Marie Presley and Husband Michael Lockwood perform at 3rd & Lindsley during the 14th Annual Americana Music Festival & Conference - Festival - Day 3 on September 20, 2013, in Nashville, United States. | Source: Getty Images.


However, the court eventually ruled that he freely signed the documents and that it remains legally binding as the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman said, " The Court finds that the post-nuptial agreement signed by the parties November 28, 2007, is valid and enforceable in whole."


Lisa Marie's two children with Danny Keough couldn't be more different. Riley grew up to be an actress and a model, who frequents the spotlight, where her musician brother, Benjamin lives a private life.


During an interview with the Guardian in August 2017, Riley elaborated on what life was like for her and Benjamin growing up.

“[We] grew up very privileged with my mother, but my dad didn’t live like that. And I think experiencing both sides has been helpful," she said. "My father had mattresses on the floor of his apartments. He lived in cabins and trailer parks. He just didn’t have much money."

According to the Daily Mail in 2009, Benjamin recorded his first album after signing a $5 million five-album deal with Universal, and he said that his music would be nothing like that of Elvis.


Twins Finley and Harper are heading for their teen years and often accompany Lisa Marie on outings. But during those outings with their mother, something else is becoming more evident.

As the twins get older, their resemblance to Elvis gets more striking by the year. Pictures Lisa Marie posted of them in early in 2019 unmistakably shows that they are Presley's through and through.