Elvis Presley was a phenomenon while his career was at its height – and has continued to be so after his death. His music has continued to amaze and excite fans, however, his legacy has also been maintained in those he knew and loved in his life. But how many children does Elvis have, and who are they?
Elvis Presley has, as many would expect, just one child: Lisa Marie Presley.
She is the daughter who Elvis had with his only wife Priscilla Presley and she was born exactly nine months after their Las Vegas wedding.
Presley was born in Tennessee, where her father is from, on February 1, 1968, but she soon lived with her mother after her parents divorced in October 1973 after spending some time at Graceland.
Her father died only four years later, in August 1977, at which point Lisa Marie became the joint heir to his estate along with Elvis’ father Vernon and his grandmother Minnie Mae.
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However, Vernon passed away in 1979, and Minnie Mae in 1980, meaning Lisa Marie was the sole heir and inherited his home Graceland when she turned 25 in 1993.
Ahead of Lisa Marie’s inheriting the estate, her mother and executors of the estate had grown the estate to an estimated £76.9million ($ 100million) however she sold 85 percent of it in 2004.
One of Lisa Marie’s early forays into the music business came in 1997, when she made a video of Don’t Cry Daddy, as an adult with her father, which was played at a tribute concert to her father on the 20th anniversary of his death.
Her first album in 2003, called To Whom It May Concern, reached Number Five in the Billboard Charts, and helped revive her chances in making music after she wrote co-wrote the entire record.
Elvis with his only wife, Priscilla Presley
Her second album was released in 2005, which got to Number Nine on the US charts, while her third album, released in 2012, was produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett.
However, outside of her music work, she is likely best known, as she has had some high profile relationships and made some important appearances.
Her first husband was Danny Keough, a Chicago-born musician, with whom Lisa Marie had two children, Danielle Riley Keough and Benjamin Storm Keough.
The older of her children is known as Riley Keough and is an actress who has appeared in a number of films from director Steven Soderbergh, such as Magic Mike and Logan Lucky and even a small part in Riverdale.
Elvis with Priscilla and Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie is still close to her first husband and he has been a bass player in her band.
Just 20 days after their divorce in May 1994, Lisa Marie married singer Michael Jackson, whom she had first met in 1975 when she was just seven years old.
She sought a divorce in January 1996, after she had reportedly helped him to go to rehabilitation to recover from faltering health and addiction to drugs, as discussed in Randy J Taraborrelli’s book, The Magic and the Madness.
Following their divorce, Lisa Marie was engaged to singer-songwriter John Oszajca, however, she ended up marrying actor Nicolas Cage in August 2002, but the Con Air star filed for divorce just three months later, for it to be finalised on in 2004.
Priscilla with their daughter Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie’s final marriage was to Michael Lockwood, her guitarist, with her first husband acting as best man at their wedding in Japan.
Presley had twin girls with Lockwood, Harper and Finley, but Presley filed for divorce from Lockwood in 2016.
Lisa Marie is the only child from Elvis, though there have been a number of claims from people who have suggested they are illegitimate children of the singer.
However, none of those claims have been proven.