Michael Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband, has stated in the aftermath of her unexpected death. According to People, Priscilla Presley confirmed Lisa Marie’s death on January 12 by saying, “I have to convey the heartbreaking news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has passed away.”
“I’d never encountered a lady as passionate, strong, and loving as she was. We ask for privacy as we cope with this sad loss. Thank you for your prayers and consideration. There will be no further discussion at this time.” Lisa Marie is thought to have experienced a heart attack.
Lisa Marie was married to Lockwood, her fourth spouse, for eleven years between 2006 and 2016. The couple had twin children during their marriage. Lisa Marie had two children from her first marriage to Danny Keough, whom she married from 1998 to 1994 before having Finley and Harper in 2008. Lisa Marie and Danny greeted Benjamin Keough, who tragically died in 2020, and star Riley Keough.
Following the untimely death of their beloved mother, Lisa Marie, Lockwood is now paying tribute to her and offering an update on their twins.
Following Lisa Marie Presley’s death, Michael Lockwood stated his lawyer, revealing who now has custody of his teenage daughters. “Her children needed her, so Michael hoped for a rapid and thorough recovery. It’s a shame things didn’t turn out that way.” The statement said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “Michael’s entire world has changed. He is currently with both of his daughters.” He went on to convey his condolences to the Presley family.
Lisa Marie was known for having a close relationship with her family, particularly her children. Lisa Marie openly discussed how much she adored being a mother before the arrival of her and Lockwood’s twins in a 2004 “ABC News” interview. “Having children makes everything better,” she explained. “Even if you’re an adult, no matter what’s happening, they’re always there, so whatever they’re going through, you go through it with them as well. They act as your anchor, pushing you to abandon your identity and focus solely on them, which is fantastic. Oh, everything is fantastic.”
Lisa Marie was heartbroken and open about her grief after the death of her son Benjamin in 2020. In August 2022, she shared a devastating essay with People in which she explained that her desire to care for her daughters motivated her to live.
Michael Lockwood hoped Lisa Marie Presley would survive the medical issue leading to her death before her untimely demise. In a statement that is even more devastating than it was when it was first made, Lockwood’s lawyer emphasized his concern about what he, Presley, and her daughters were going through. “As is customary, Michael will be fine. The most important problem, both now and in the past, has always been Lisa Marie’s healing and the children’s safety.”
“They are great young ladies who don’t need this in their lives,” Lockwood’s attorney told Us Weekly. Michael hopes and prays that she heals quickly so they may do their best to provide for their children.
Sadly, despite Lockwood’s words of encouragement for his ex-wife during her time of need, their relationship did not appear to be friendly after their 2016 divorce. The former couple had been embroiled in a protracted legal battle over Harper and Finley’s custody, which had turned increasingly acrimonious. Despite splitting in 2016, the pair did not officially complete their divorce until May 2021, according to Us Weekly. Lockwood had already moved on from their marriage and was even engaged again.
In the midst of their court dispute, it was clear that the ex-couple’s relationship was strained; in fact, a source revealed this tension to The Sun in 2021. After spending years in court with Lisa, Michael is finished, but the final custody order has not yet been signed, and they are still sorting things out, an insider claimed.
He has no issue with the split because he is eager to wed Stephanie [Hobgood] and go on with his life. Any suggestion that he wishes to keep them together is ridiculous. They claimed that Lockwood was allegedly holding off on filing for child support, which is why it took the couple so long to resolve their differences and formally part ways before their divorce was finalized in May 2021. They said, “He wants to put it first, and they are still arguing over possessions, so there are a lot of other factors at work here.”