Is there a bitter custody battle coming up?
Thursday evening (local time), daughter of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley (42) Lisa Marie, died at the age of 54. Three weeks before her birthday. The singer collapsed in her luxurious mansion on Normandy Drive (Calapasas). Heart stopped!
In addition to adult daughter Riley Keough (33), twin daughters Harper and Finlay remain. And they are only 14! What happens to them now?
The twins come from their fourth marriage to guitarist Michael Lockwood (61) — and want to fight for sole custody. one insider told the magazine TMZ.
“It will be a cold day in hell before he gives up custody of these kids,” the source said. Under California law, Lisa Marie’s death would give him sole custody unless a judge finds the 61-year-old unsuitable.
TRUE? The divorce process was pretty sloppy: The ER accused her of drug use, and she accused him of possessing child pornography. Bottom line: Lisa Marie got 60 percent of custody, Michael 40. Presley was also claiming $40,000 a month in child support. It took five years.
By the way, Michael does not get along with his surrogate father Danny Keough at all. Danny lived with Lisa Marie, and even took twins Harper and Finley to school on the anniversary of their mother’s death. At home, he tried to bring his ex back with chest compressions until the emergency doctor arrived. Now it is said that he also wants to fight for the children.
Priscilla Presley (77), Lisa Marie’s mother, who ended up shutting down her daughter’s devices after her brain death, could also be involved. Before that, she was still praying on her bed.
Michael Lockwood, Danny Q or Priscilla Presley?
Given the twins’ ages, it is likely that their wishes will be respected should a custody battle actually break out in court.
They lived, after all, with Danny Keogh, who considers himself the teens’ stepfather, until their mother’s death.
The kids also had a love affair with Mama Priscilla. Pictures kept emerging of twins who appeared to be having fun with their grandmother. They always appeared together at events.
Big sister Riley is definitely a safe haven and strong anchor for girls right now. They all lost their brother Benjamin (27), who came from their marriage to Danny, just two years ago.
In 2020, he puts his mother’s gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. Lisa Marie never really recovered from it: “My heart and soul went with you,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
The Wars of the Roses is not wanted by anyone involved.