DM: Lisa Marie Presley’s husband was verbally abusive, using her for money

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Yesterday we heard that Lisa Marie Presley was divorcing her fourth husband after ten years, music producer Michael Lockwood. She, as the richer party, was not requesting spousal or child support and was requesting full custody of their seven year-old twin daughters. For some reason Lisa Marie wanted only supervised visits for Michael with their girls, which raised a lot of suspicions. I doubted that we would hear much about this divorce because Lisa doesn’t seem to talk to the press about her personal life. The Daily Mail claims to have insider information, though. They say that Michael was emotionally abusive to Lisa Marie but that’s not the primary reason she’s leaving him. Supposedly he was living large off her money even when they were living separately. In fact she can’t even find him now to serve him divorce papers.

Lisa Marie Presle… tells confidantes her husband Michael Lockwood was ‘verbally and financially abusive’ and fears ‘he’s an unsafe father’ to twin girls.

‘Michael has taken advantage of his wife’s wealth in recent years and it put a strain on their marriage,’ a close source tells Daily Mail Online…

Presley, who as the sole heir of Rock and Roll icon Elvis’ estate has an estimated net worth of $300million – is, unsurprisingly, not asking for any spousal support or child support.

It has also been reported that the pair has a post nuptial arrangement, which does not detail any division of property.

But the main concern for the mother-of-four – who has daughter Riley, 27, and son Benjamin, 23, with her ex-husband Danny Keough, and twin daughters Finley and Harper with Lockwood – is getting full custody of her and the musician’s children.

A source close to Presley told Daily Mail Online: ‘Lisa had had enough of Michael. He was abusive to her but that’s just a small part of it – that’s not the reason they’ve split.

‘The overriding reason for the divorce is the financial abuse, Michael has taken advantage of his wife’s wealth in recent years and it put a strain on their marriage.’

Daily Mail Online has learned that the couple had lived in Tennessee until recently when they both moved to Los Angeles.

But it’s believed they were living separately when Presley filed for divorce.

The source added that lawyers for Presley are still trying to locate Lockwood so they can serve him with the divorce papers.

‘He hasn’t even been served yet, but that should happen in the next few days,’ the source said.

‘He is hiding his address, he’s in Los Angeles but so far he’s been refusing to tell Lisa Marie’s legal team where he lives.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Some people are speculating that something sinister must be going on for Lisa Marie to request supervised visits for Michael, but it could be anything. Maybe she just wants to make sure he’s not using parental alienation or maybe he’s just a controlling person as this source claims. Plus, if this is even true, we’re only hearing one side at this point. I wondered yesterday if he was still into Scientology, which might be motivating Lisa Marie to keep her daughters out of the cult. However cult expert Tony Ortega says this divorce likely has nothing to do with Scientology. Ortega believes that Micheal only took courses for Lisa Marie early in their relationship. What’s more is that when Lisa Marie left the cult in 2014 her mother, Priscilla, and Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley did too. So that’s good news. I hope that everyone is ok, especially their daughters, and that this works out in a way that’s for the best for everyone.

Also I’m picturing Lisa Marie making a bonfire out of Michael’s hats. There’s a huge pile of hats in the front yard of her mansion and she’s just squeezing starter fluid all over them. I think you can chart the problems in their marriage to when she stopped wearing hats too.
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  1. Alix says:

    And the hats were visually abusive, IMO.

    Oh, what Priscilla’s done to her face!!!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Lol, those hats would be all it took for me.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      Priscilla has some bad — as in health-endangering-bad, needs medical intervention bad — plastic surgery some years back. I’m not going to give her any grief about how she looks. She got maimed by a quack; if she’s better now, then it’s all to the good.

    • orangecrush says:

      @Alix “And the hats were visually abusive”

      I LOLed at that!

    • holly hobby says:

      Ugh Priscilla’s face makes me so sad. She used to be so stunning. Even when she got older, prior to injecting anti-freeze into her face. So unnecessary.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    Maybe he used the hats to stuff money under every time he left the house!!!

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Who knows in this relationship? She has 300 million dollars but she didn’t want him spending too much? That sounds controlling to me. I think she’s a mess, and she probably married a mess, and the divorce will be a mess. P.S. How hard could it be to find him? Just scan the horizon for gruesome hats.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. You might be on to the perfect disguise, take off the hat and he’s unrecognizable, even in plain sight.

      She might be a mess but I have a soft spot for her, as I always did for her father. People always wanting piece of you has got to mess with a person’s head. Sounds like she is way better off with this guy, I hope he gets nothing more from her.

      • Christin says:

        That’s how I feel about her father and Lisa as well. I’m a bit more sympathetic to her father, but I think both just trusted certain people too much. Elvis was loyal to a fault.

        One thing I like about Lisa is that she doesn’t insult her Southern roots. She talks about watching Hee Haw as a child. Love that about her.

    • FingerBinger says:

      @GNAT She didn’t want him spending too much of her money not their money. It isn’t controlling at all.

  4. Dangles says:

    It’s a shame she didn’t stay with Nic Cage. They were perfect togetheir.

  5. Crumpet says:

    You all are killing me! Seriously though, poor Marie. I’m sure she went through hell leaving $cientology, and now she’s trying to get rid of the 4th bad husband. Definitely a broken pecker picker.

  6. Christin says:

    She is probably too trusting upfront, then it’s h3LL to pay when she feels wronged. Just my theory, based on growing up watching her relationships.

    People had an article with similar quotes, but mentioned he didn’t seem to understand his ‘fiduciary’ responsibilities. My guess is that she willingly allowed him to handle the finances (she’s commented on how much he handles for her). Then something she didn’t like happened, and it all broke loose.

  7. sb says:

    I can’t help but wonder about the timing of this divorce, it conveniently coincides with her ex-husband Nic Cage’s divorce. Wondering if we might be seeing a reconciliation here at some point….

    • FingerBinger says:

      Cage is already seeing a somebody.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Blinds are putting them together again at least consoling eachother.

      From a distance, this soon to be ex of her’s has the same facial bone structure as Tom Petty. I keep seeing Tom Petty dressed as the Mad Hatter but with a nose job. It’s freakin’ me out man!

  8. Arock says:

    hatshatshatshatshats hatshats hat hat hats Lisa Marie Presley hatshats hat hat. <—you can write a lot of words but that's all I see.
    hat.

  9. Adrien says:

    So ladies, stay away from guys who wear eyeliner, scarves and weird hats or guys who aspire to be Tom Petty. They will break your heart.

  10. Northernlala says:

    Those f*cking hats! 😡