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Who is Michael Lockwood? Lisa Marie Presley's husband and guitarist whose children have been taken into care | The Sun

LISA Marie Presley tragically passed away on January 12, 2023, after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in California.

She leaves behind her daughter Riley Keough, as well as the 14-year-old twins she shared with American musician Michael Lockwood. Here's what we know about him.

Who is Michael Lockwood?

Lockwood is a 55-year-old guitarist and producer from Los Angeles, California.

Despite his musical gift, he is best known for being married to Lisa Marie Presley.

He attended school in Bakersfield before branching out into the music industry.

The dad collaborated with artists including Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Carly Simon, Bijou Phillips, Alana David and Ben Taylor.

In 1985, he joined unsigned band Lions & Ghosts leading them to be signed by EMI, before they split in 1989.

The guitarist later formed a local power pop bank named Wink, before his high-profile marriage to Elvis Presley's only daughter.

When was Michael Lockwood married to Lisa Marie Presley?

Lockwood tied the knot with Lisa Marie during a lavish ceremony in Japan in 2006, where her first husband Danny Keough acted as best man.

The couple had first got together in 2004 when the Memphis-born socialite hired the guitarist to become her musical director for $3,500 a week, working together on her song 'Now What'.

But they soon fell in love on the road and wanted to get wed – so organised a traditional Japanese ceremony in Kyoto.

Lisa Marie walked with her mum Priscilla Presley down the aisle, while her daughter Riley Keough was maid of honour and her late son Benjamin Keough a groomsman.

How many children do they have?

Two years after their extravagant oriental wedding, Lisa Marie gave birth to twin daughters, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood.

However, their marital bliss came to an abrupt end in June 2016 after ten years.

Lisa Marie, the only child of Elvis and his actress wife Priscilla, cited “irreconcilable differences” with her fourth husband in divorce papers filed at court in LA.

It kicked off a lengthy custody battle between her and Lockwood, that only came to an end in 2021.

Shortly after announcing their separation, the mum made claims that she had found a stash of indecent images on her estranged husband's computer.

The couple's twins were taken into protective custody after Lisa Marie claimed she was left “sick to her stomach” by the photos and videos.

Lockwood did not face any criminal charges following a probe by The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He vehemently denied the claims.

According to Radar Online, their explosive legal battle was dragged out amid rows over child support payments.

The pair had a prenup that prevented Lockwood from claiming any spousal support, before they finally came to a settlement that was not made public. They shared 50/50 custody of the twins.

Lockwood went on to remarry  celebrity hair and makeup artist Stephanie Hobgood in October 2022.

What has Michael said about Lisa Marie Presley?

Lisa Marie Presley suffered a catastrophic cardiac arrest and passed away on January 12, 2023, at age 54.

Paramedics tried to revive the singer and performed CPR on her after she was found unresponsive in her Calabasas home.

Her mother Priscilla confirmed the news that her "beautiful daughter" has passed just two days after she made an appearance at the Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2023.

In wake of Lisa Marie's death, Lockwood said his "world has been turned on its ear."

His lawyer Joe Yanny said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight: "Michael had been hoping for a speedy and complete recovery because her children needed her.

"It is very sad it didn’t turn out that way. Michael’s world has been turned on its ear. He is with both of his daughters now."

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