Who is Michael Edwards? Priscilla Presley’s post-divorce BF allegedly 'letched' at 12-year-old Lisa Marie
CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA: Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's sole child, and a singer-songwriter committed to his legacy died suddenly on Thursday, January 12 due to cardiac arrest at the age of 54. Her death has come as a shock to the film fraternity and fans as she had appeared at the 80th Golden Globe Awards event just two days before.
Lisa was born in Memphis on February 1, 1968, just nine months after her parents' marriage. The singer experienced a difficult upbringing since her parents divorced when she was four years old and her father died when she was nine, as per Yahoo. Her mom Priscilla Presley's post-divorce boyfriend and actor Michael Edwards reportedly "lusted after" Lisa when she was 12 years old.
According to Interview Magazine, after her divorce from Elvis, Priscilla started dating male model Michael Edwards, who had a daughter the same age as Lisa. Although the young Lisa had grown to like him, according to Edwards in a 1978's interview with People, no one could replace Elvis as her father figure.
Edwards, Lisa, and her mom reportedly shared a residence in Los Angeles, and Lisa Marie went to a local private school. A far deeper and unsettling tension was developing behind what Priscilla depicted as an image of tranquil and serene household life. Edwards published a memoir titled 'Priscilla, Elvis, and Me' after Priscilla and Edwards broke up. He talked about developing chemistry with Lisa, who was a young girl. After an innocent hug, he reportedly realized he was attracted to minor Lisa sexually, and immediately halted their swimming session, per Grunge.
Edwards was referred to as "sick" by Lisa Marie in an interview with Playboy. She recalled him acting aggressively while intoxicated, trying to get into her bedroom. She stated in the interview, "He's a sick @#%$. I know he wrote a book and said he lusted after my developing body as I got out of a pool. He made his attempts at coming into my room and being inappropriate while drunk." Priscilla admitted that her connection with Edwards wasn't what she had believed it to be in an interview with the Daily Mail. He allegedly signed a book deal, and his disclosure of their personal life amounted to a betrayal.
Who is Michael Edwards?
Michael David Edwards is a model and actor who had a brief appearance as General John Connor in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' and is also known for acting in 'The Kissing Booth' (2018), per IMDb. He is pictured and interviewed in the book 'Male Model: The World Behind the Camera' and also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966. He has a daughter from his marriage to the former Grace Ward, born in 1967, and was a live-in boyfriend of Lisa's mother from 1978 through 1984. He allegedly letched at Lisa Marie Presley between the ages of 12 and 15.