Elvis’s life has always generated a lot of interest, like that of his wife Priscila or that of his daughter. Premature deaths like that of Elvis himself who died of a heart attack in August 1977, divorces and dark secrets seem to haunt the family that has recently returned to the fore thanks to the singer’s biopic.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler, This film continues to triumph in theaters (should have come to HBO Max a while ago), and is a portrait of the rise to fame of the so-called “king of rock”.
Since the beginning of its filming, this Elvis musical has had the approval of both Elvis’s ex-wife, Priscila, and his daughter, because in addition to being a living legend and the king of rock, Elvis Presley was a man of family.
The singer’s heiress is 54 years old and lost him when she was only 9. She follows in her father’s footsteps and is a singer and lyricist (you can hear her voice in the video). Now that 45 years have passed since the singer’s death on August 16, Lisa Marie Presley has reappeared after walking away from public lifeand has done so at events related to the film’s premiere.
The life of Elvis Presley’s daughter
On May 1, 1967, Elvis was marrying the only woman he ever married. Priscila was 21 years old and in the blink of an eye (pun intended because the ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas only lasted 8 minutes), she became the most envied woman of the time. Priscilla and Elvis became parents nine months later, on February 1, 1968. Little Lisa Marie, the singer’s only daughter, was born in Memphis (Tennessee), at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. six years later, the couple divorced.
The girl, who lost her father at the age of nine, had a troubled adolescence in which she has acknowledged that she flirted with drugs, but what she has been known for most has been for her marriages.
He has been married and divorced four times, although she has only had children with the first and last of her husbands. In October 1988 she married musician Danny Keough in Morocco, pregnant with her first daughter, Riley, who is now dedicated to the world of cinema. Both Danny and Lisa Marie Presley herself met at one of the churches in the scientology (a strange religion which also practices Tom Cruise, for example) in Los Angeles and from that marriage Benjamin Keough was also born.
In 1994 they separated and twenty days after signing the papers, he announced that she had married another king, the king of pop, Michael Jackson. It was when the first accusations of abuse against the singer began, but only two years later, they divorced without having children.
In 2000, she became engaged to musician John Oszajca, but they never married and her next husband was an actor: Nicolas Cage. The short-lived marriage of 2002 lasted three months and again without children.
His last marriage, at the moment, was with his producer Michael Lockwood, with whom he had twin girls in 2008, Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood. Ten years of marriage that ended in 2016 Lisa Marie filed for divorce (again controversial, this time for the custody of the girls), and four years later, Lisa Marie Presley suffered her most tragic day.
On July 12, 2020, he lost his only son, fellow musician Benjamin Keough. He had been in a depression for months. Since then, he has not been lavished on social networks or in the red carpets.
She herself He stated on his Instagram account that he had not published anything in a long time because “I don’t have much to say, because I will always be in mourning for my son…”, but added that he had seen Elvis on two occasions and it seemed spectacular. “Austin Butler has channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul in a beautiful way. In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and his figure has finally been honored in a precise and respectful way. ”
Along with his mother and daughters, he has participated in events related to the film, such as the premiere in Cannes or this tribute ceremony in Los Angeles.
A complicated life full of controversies, broken loves and tragedies that marked her from a very young age. Now, with the memory of her father more vivid than ever, the singer and lyricist returns to public life despite her pain.
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