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Who were Lisa Marie Presley's husbands? A look at troubled married lives of the singer

Lisa, who was married four times in her 54 years of life, never had a happily-ever-after love story
UPDATED JAN 18, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley was married to Michael Jackson, Nicolas Cage, and Michael Lockwood (Carlo Allegri/Astrid Stawiarz/ Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Lisa Marie Presley was married to Michael Jackson, Nicolas Cage, and Michael Lockwood (Carlo Allegri/Astrid Stawiarz/ Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA: Famous singer Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died on Thursday, January 12. Though she has been successful in building a great musical career, she never had a happily-ever-after life even after being married four times. 

Lisa was married to Danny Keough, Michael Jackson, Nicolas Cage, and Michael Lockwood. However, none of her relationships stood the test of time. Here is a closer look at the singer's married life. 


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Danny Keough 

Lisa was married to musician Danny Keough on October 3, 1988. The duo was blessed with two children: a daughter, Riley Keough, and a son, Benjamin Storm Keough. Danny and Lisa got divorced in 1994. However, they still had a close-knit friendship. The couple lost their son to suicide in July 2020 amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Office announced following the incident. She has even stated in an interview,  "I don't know how, but we've managed to stay close ... There's others that I have pain or betrayal associated with that I won't have anything to do with. But he and I had a special thing. Unconditional. Danny is my best friend, always has been, always will be. I love him unconditionally, but we are not together. It's not like that," reported Pop Culture. 

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. He pleaded innocent.
Michael Jackson was her second husband (Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images)

According to Wikipedia, she announced her marriage to Michael Jackson just twenty days after her divorce from Keough. About this marriage, she has stated, “I had been really sheltered, I got married the first time very, very young and the marriage I was in, there was so much resentment about who I was, because I had more than he did, and it became a power struggle. … So in my mind I’m thinking, ‘I know, I’ll get with someone more compatible.’ I wasn’t thinking what everyone else was thinking, which was that I must have been out of my f–king mind." She also added,  “Leaving my first marriage, for the person that I left it for — that was probably the biggest mistake of my life," reported Marie Clare.

She got secretly married to Jackson in 1994 in the Dominican Republic. In an official statement about her marriage, she stated, “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.” However, In 2003, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she stated,  “He had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the vampires or me?, And he pushed me away.” She also opened up about the manipulation in the marriage to Oprah, "I always confused that manipulation thinking that it meant he didn't love me," she says. "But I understand it better now. The manipulation was a survival tactic for him." According to ABC, she has also revealed her mother's disappointment in choosing Jackson as well as how she fell in love with him. She said,  "When he wants to lock into you, when he wants to intrigue you or capture you, or you know, whatever he wants to do with you, he can do it," Presley said in a Primetime interview. "I fell into this whole, 'You poor, sweet, misunderstood man, I'm going to save you.' … I fell in love with him."

The singer remembered her first encounter with him when he said, "He was very quick to, the first time I met him, sit me down and go, 'Listen, I'm not gay, and I know you think this, I know you think that,' and started cursing, started, you know, being a normal person, and I was like, 'Wow.' " When Jackson died, she wrote a blog on their relationship. The singer wrote, " Our relationship was not "a sham" as is being reported in the press. It was an unusual relationship yes, where two unusual people who did not live or know a "Normal life" found a connection, perhaps with some suspect timing on his part. Nonetheless, I do believe he loved me as much as he could love anyone and I loved him very much.I wanted to "save him" I wanted to save him from the inevitable which is what has just happened. His family and his loved ones also wanted to save him from this as well but didn't know how and this was 14 years ago. We all worried that this would be the outcome then." 

Nicolas Cage 

Nicolas Cage attends the Los Angeles special screening of
Nicolas Cage was married to the musician for a brief period (Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Lisa was engaged to musician John Oszajca in 2000. However, after meeting Cage at a party, the musician broke off her engagement and got married to the actor. They were married on August 10, 2002, and eventually, Cage filed for divorce on November 25, 2002. The divorce was finalized in 2004. About this relationship, she once said to ABC, We honestly were joking, thinking we are like the new millennium version of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor at this point. I mean we are going to knock each other off. I like when someone's shaking it up, when they're different. I don't know why. I'll never know why. But it's just what I get attracted to." She also spoke about how Cage had a temper tantrum after each fight, "The most upsetting thing was when he called to say he was sorry, wish he hadn't done it, things like that. You can't have a temper tantrum and then call me four days later and expect, you know, everything to be fine again … so, it was like that … We were both like two 12-year-olds in a sandbox, basically." 

Michael Lockwood

Lisa Marie Presley (L) and musician Michael Lockwood attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Lisa Marie Presley (L) and musician Michael Lockwood (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Michael Lockwood and Lisa got married on January 22, 2006, and also had twins in this relationship, Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood in 2008. After 10 years of marriage, Lisa Marie filed for divorce from the music producer in 2016. The proceedings were finalized in 2021. The duo had serious allegations against each other which eventually took the twin girls into protective care by the California Department of Children and Family Services. The allegations included Lockwood had taken “hundreds of inappropriate photos as well as disturbing video footage” of children that made her “sick to her stomach," reported Hollywood Life. To which Lockwood stated, the document “contains many inaccurate statements, half-truths, and outright falsehoods. As I experienced during our more than 10 year marriage and as I believe the Court will learn, [Lisa Marie] has great difficulty being honest and she rarely, if ever, accepts personal responsibility for her own wrongdoing.”