Lisa Marie Presley’s Ex Wants Primary Custody Over Their Twin Daughters

Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, are currently embroiled in a divorce and custody battle over their 11-year-old twin daughters.

Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, are currently embroiled in a divorce and custody battle over their 11-year-old twin daughters.
Michael Lockwood and Lisa Marie Presley. Picture Courtesy Of PEOPLE

Lisa Marie Presley and her ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, are currently embroiled in a divorce and custody battle over their 11-year-old twin daughters.

After 10 years of marriage, Presley and Lockwood decided to split in 2016. Ahead of their divorce and custody trial set for August 3, the father of the twin daughters, Harper and Finley, recently filed court documents asking the court to strip Presley of primary custody.

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“Lisa Marie Presley’s son shot and killed himself in her home (Although she was not there at the time.) With all due sympathy and respect, this creates a new and unaddressed twofold problem: the safety of the children and the greater likelihood of [Presley] to relapse into drug and alcohol dependency,” the filing states.

Last year, Presley opened up about her past addiction to painkillers and opioids in the foreword for Harry Nelson’s book, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain, revealing that she is “grateful to be alive today.”

“You may read this and wonder how, after losing people close to me, I also fell prey to opioids,” wrote Presley, who saw both her father Elvis Presley and ex-husband Michael Jackson die of complications from drug use.

“I was recovering after the [2008] birth of my daughters, [Harper] Vivienne and Finley, when a doctor prescribed me opioids for pain,” Presley wrote, adding that “it only took a short-term prescription of opioids in the hospital for me to feel the need to keep taking them” due to their dangerous addictive properties.

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Following the death of her son, Benjamin, whom she shares with ex-husband Danny Keough, Presley’s rep told PEOPLE that she is “completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated,” adding that the star is “trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley.”

 

 

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