Lisa Marie Presley’s 14-year-old twin daughters could face being at the centre of a custody battle.
Elvis’ only child’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood said it will be a “cold day in hell before he gives up custody of those children”, according to sources connected to the Presley family who have been quoted by TMZ.
Michael has 40 per cent custody of the twins, Finley and Harper Vivienne, who had been living with Lisa Marie at the time of her death aged 54 from a double heart attack on Thursday (12.01.23), while she held 60 per cent.
TMZ added “there are rumblings the star’s ex Danny Keough and daughter Riley could also fight to get custody of the children”.
Lisa Marie’s actress mum Priscilla, 77, who rushed to be at her daughter’s side after she was rushed to West Hills Hospital, California, after she had her first cardia arrest at her Calabasas home.
It’s thought if a custody battle reaches court, a judge will take into account the children’s preferences for who they want to live with due to their age.
Lisa Marie’s fourth husband Michael split from her in 2016 and were still locked in a divorce battle until her death this week, as he was seeking $40,000 a month in child support.
Before Michael, mum-of-four Lisa Marie was also married to Danny Keough, Michael Jackson – who died aged 50 in 2009 from a drugs overdose – as well as actor Nicolas Cage.
In 2021, she asked a judge to “declare her officially single” from Michael after he refused to divorce her following a five-year separation.
She was living with her ex-husband Danny, 58, at the time she collapsed on Thursday, and he performed CPR on her until paramedics arrived at her house.
He is dad to her actress daughter Riley, 33, and Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin, 27, who took his life in July 2020.
Lisa Marie married Danny when she was a teenager at a drug rehabilitation centre, and they divorced in 1994 days before she eloped with Michael Jackson.
She was also engaged to musician John Oszajca, 48, in 2000, but called it off after she met Nicolas Cage, 59, at a party, who she married in August 2002 before filing for divorce just months later.
She then married Michael Lockwood in 2006 and finally divorced 10 years later.
Lisa Marie died from a second cardiac arrest suffered while she was in hospital and passed away after the family signed a do not resuscitate order on Thursday.
Priscilla said on Thursday night in a statement about her daughter’s passing: “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us.
“She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known.”