Take a look back at Lisa Marie Presley’s relationship history, from her marriages, to divorces, and more.
Lisa Marie Presley came into the limelight as entertainment royalty. The singer and songwriter, 53, is the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley and has cultivated a successful career all her own. But throughout her life, fans have always been fascinated by her relationships, marriages, and divorces. As such, we’re taking a look back at Lisa Marie Presley’s relationship history with the below comprehensive timeline.
Lisa Marie and Danny Keough, an actor and musician, started dating in the mid-80s when Lisa Marie was a teenager. Danny is roughly three years older than Lisa. By October 1988, when Lisa Marie was 20 years old, the couple married and had two children shortly thereafter. Less than one year after saying “I do,” Lisa Marie and Danny welcomed their first child, daughter Danielle Riley Keough, born in May 1989. Their daughter, who goes by Riley, is a famed actress who’s appeared in films like American Honey, Best Picture nominee Mad Max: Fury Road, and stars in the upcoming film Zola alongside Taylor Paige.
The couple’s second child, son Benjamin Storm Keough, was born in October 1992. After nearly six years of marriage, the couple divorced in May 1994. Danny and Lisa have, however, remained incredibly close since their divorce, and rumors even circulated years later that the former couple might get back together. Despite those rumors stemming from mere speculation with no basis in fact, the two leaned on each other after their split.
In July 2020, the former couple suffered a devastating tragedy when their son, Ben, died by suicide at the age of 27. In March 2021, a report circulated that the two grieving parents were living together during their time of mourning and sorrow. However, there was nothing romantic to the arrangement. In the years since their split, Lisa Marie had nothing but warm compliments for her former partner. She’s also expressed her regret that her marriage to Danny ended. “My biggest mistake? Let’s see,” she told Marie Claire in a 2007 interview. “How can I word this? Um. Well. Leaving my first marriage, for the person that I left it for — that was probably the biggest mistake of my life.”
Lisa Marie knew Michael Jackson since 1975, but their relationship didn’t become romantic until roughly 1992. They wed in 1994, and Lisa Marie revealed the news in a statement to People Magazine. “My marriage to Michael Jackson took place in a private ceremony outside the United States weeks ago,” she told the outlet, adding that her married name was Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson. “I am very much in love with Michael, I dedicate my life to being his wife. I understand and support him. We both look forward to raising a family.”
The former couple’s relationship quickly fell apart. The two divorced in 1996, as Michael’s drug problem and accusations of pedophilia clouded his career. Lisa Marie spoke to Oprah Winfrey about the end of their marriage in a 2003 interview. “He had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the vampires or me?” Lisa Marie said. “And he pushed me away.” Michael and Lisa Marie’s divorce was finalized in 1996.
In the years after her marriage to Michael, Lisa started seeing musician John Oszajca. The two got engaged sometime between 1999 and 2000. Their romance didn’t last long, though. In 2000, Lisa Marie met the man who would become her third husband, and she subsequently broke off her engagement to John that same year.
After meeting at a party in 2000, Lisa Marie began dating actor Nicolas Cage. The former couple had a whirlwind romance, and got married in August 2002. Just months later, however, the Oscar winning actor filed for divorce from Lisa in November 2002. It took some time for their separation to become official. Their divorce was finalized sometime in 2004.
Lisa Marie married for a fourth time in January 2006 to musician Michael Lockwood. Just two years later, Lisa Marie revealed that she was pregnant and gave birth to fraternal twin daughters, Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood, in October 2008. Eight years after the birth of their girls, Lisa Marie filed for divorce from Michael. The separation, however, was marred by a string of serious allegations and more legal issues.
Over the course of four years, the two went back and forth lobbing serious allegations at each other. In 2017, the twin girls were taken into protective care by the California Department of Children and Family Services. By 2020, however, Lisa Marie obtained joint custody of their daughters.