MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: In an impending hearing for the singer’s confidence, Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband Michael Lockwood is trying to represent their twin daughters. The next hearing is scheduled for April 13.
The 61-year-old guitarist asked a judge earlier this week to appoint him guardian ad litem of Harper and Finley, granting him the power to speak on their behalf, Page Six reported. Lisa Marie, the only child of legendary rock star Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley died after suffering two consecutive cardiac arrests on January 12 at the age of 54.
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“It has been a heartbreaking week for Riley and Priscilla”
The Graceland residence of Lisa Marie’s late father and 15% of the inheritance would be included in the trust. The late star’s children Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough were replaced by Priscilla Presley and her business manager Barry Siegel in the trust during a 2016 revision of her daughter’s will. Since the death of her daughter, she has been fighting for the late singer’s will and estate. A source told Entertainment Tonight, “The past few weeks have been very tense and heartbreaking for Riley and Priscilla.”
Presley shared Riley and Benjamin with her first husband, Danny Keough, to whom she was married from 1988 to 1994. Prior to Presley’s death in January, she and Lockwood had been at odds since she filed for divorce from him in 2016 after a ten-year marriage. . The following year, their daughters Harper and Finley ended up in state custody.
Subsequently, in 2018, Presley filed for primary custody of Harper and Finley. But, after Benjamin Keough took his own life in 2020, Lockwood filed for custody over fears Presley could relapse following his son’s death.
Signatures on Lisa Marie’s will amendment appear ‘inconsistent’: Priscilla
Priscilla argued that the signatures on the amendment to Lisa Marie’s will appeared ‘inconsistent’. According to the report which cites sources, Priscilla’s move was “strictly a cash grab”, adding that rock icon Elvis Presley’s only daughter had “no relationship with Priscilla, her ex-husband Michael Lockwood or his half-brother Navarone Garibaldi”.
“Priscilla’s move was ‘strictly a cash grab’
The sources, according to the report, added that Priscilla and Lisa Marie were not on good terms before her untimely death. “Lisa wanted nothing to do with her mother,” a close friend of the “Lights Out” singer claimed. “She was basically separated from Priscilla for the last seven to eight years. They only spoke when there was no other choice.