Lisa Marie Presley’s childhood objects are being displayed at Graceland in an exhibit called Elvis…Through His Daughter’s Eyes. Now 44 – the mom of four says she got emotional when she first saw the items.
She told People, “I walked in with my twins [Harper and Finley, 3], looked around, and I gasped. I couldn’t tell if I was going to laugh or cry. It was like that show This is Your Life. I walked in and there was my tiny little first record player, my first faux fur coat, the key to the golf cart my father had given me for my birthday that I probably hadn’t seen in 35 years.”
Having lived at Graceland until she was five, she recalls waiting for her father to make his daily entrance down the stairs.
“He was always fully, fully geared up. You’d never see him in his pajamas coming down the steps, ever,” she said. “You’d never see him in anything but ‘ready to be seen’ attire.”
Lisa Marie says she and husband Michael Lockwood are doing their best to preserve the twins’ childhood moments.
“My older kids [model Riley Keough, 22, and musician Benjamin, 19,] wish I had more photos of them when they were little. So we’re constantly photographing the twins because we know how quickly it goes by.”
The twins will be joining her on tour to promote her next album, set to be released in May.
She gushes, “Our life revolves around them and they dictate us and everyone around us. It’s kind of about them and they’re doing really well. I don’t want to put them in school just yet – I want to keep them to myself as long as possible!”
Talking about Benjamin – her son with ex-husband Danny Keough – she reveals that he has a strong personality.
We haven’t ever worked together but he’s the one person who can get away with being a certain way with me and talking to me a certain way that no one else could get away with. He kind of runs me a little bit. He’s really strong-minded and he will tell me what’s what. It would be interesting, because if we butt heads, we really butt heads, and honestly, I’d back down. He has that over me.”