An emotional statement was released by Nicolas Cage after the passing of his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, in which he referred to the news as “devastating.” On Thursday, Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of legendary singer Elvis Presley, passed unexpectedly after experiencing cardiac arrest for many hours.
“I’ve met a lot of people, but Lisa had the best laugh of anybody I’ve ever known. She was the brightest star in the sky, and her passing has left me in shambles “Cage shared his thoughts with Yahoo Entertainment. The thought that she is once again with her baby Benjamin brings me some measure of comfort.
Suicide took the life of Benjamin Keough, one of Lisa Marie’s four children, in the year 2020. After the event, the tragedy left her “destroyed,” and in her last post on social media, she spoke openly about her sadness in the hopes that it could assist others “in some way.”
Throughout her life, Lisa Marie has been in a number of partnerships with notable people. She has been married to Danny Keough, Michael Jackson, Cage, and Michael Lockwood in addition to Michael Lockwood. However, it was her fiery affair with Cage, who was her third husband, that made headlines in the early 2000s.
According to People, Cage and Lisa Marie first crossed paths during guitarist Johnny Ramone’s 52nd birthday party. Despite the fact that both of them were already in relationships with other people, sparks immediately flared between them. While Cage was thought to be seeing his Captain Corelli’s Mandolin co-star Penélope Cruz, the daughter of The King of Rock n’ Roll was engaged to John Oszajca, a musician.
Vincent Gallo, who was also there at the party, said to the publication that Nic “had a really specific interest in Lisa.” “When I saw them chatting, the first thing that went through my mind was, ‘Oh no!’”
In 2001, one month after terminating her romance with Oszajca, Lisa Marie made her connection with the Face/Off actor known to the world. The next year, she and Cage got back together after having previously broken up. Their passionate relationship became fodder for the tabloids; it was said that Lisa Marie had thrown her engagement ring into the water at one point when she was on a boat excursion with her fiance at one time. According to reports, Cage hired divers to try to retrieve the sparkler, but they were unable. In the end, the couple tied the knot in August of 2002, but Cage initiated divorce proceedings only three and a half months later.
According to an article that was published in People at the time, Elvis Presley remarked in a statement at the time, “I’m unhappy about this, but we shouldn’t have been married in the first place.” The actor said, “I did not comment on the marriage, and I am not going to remark on the divorce,” in his own statement. “I am not going to comment on the divorce.”
Nevertheless, in an interview with Barbara Walters in 2003, Cage discussed his relationship with Lisa Marie.
“I walk into a party not knowing who I’m going to meet, and there’s this beautiful girl standing in the middle of the living room wearing this short leather skirt and this fluffy jacket, and she looks up at me with these big, beautiful, soulful eyes, eyes that look like they have a sad story to tell, and I just went ‘Oh.’ I was thunderstruck,” he shared.
Cage, who is clearly a major admirer of Elvis, said to Walters that “We got to chatting, we got to know each other, and she’s funny and she’s a true fireball and she tells it like it is.” Nevertheless, he made the observation that he “saw Lisa,” not Elvis’s daughter.
Cage described their relationship as one that “unfortunately followed the pattern of splitting up, getting back together again, breaking up, and getting back together again.”
“I think about her often,” Cage said. “Sometimes I wish we couldn’t have hurried the marriage, and sometimes I regret rushing the divorce, but it just looked like, you know, it wasn’t going to change.” “Sometimes I wish we could have hastened the divorce, and sometimes I regret rushing the marriage.”
In an interview with ABC News, Lisa Marie discussed their tumultuous relationship as well as Nicolas Cage’s unexpected decision to file for divorce. She went on to explain that the thing that disturbed her the most was when he phoned to say that he was sorry, that he wished he hadn’t done it, and other such things.
The singer went on to say: “You can’t throw a fit and then phone me four days later with the expectation that, you know, everything will be good again… So, it was just like that… We were essentially acting like two children of the same age playing in a sandbox.”
Lisa Marie said that neither side was to blame for the dissolution of the marriage since both of them were to respond. Throughout the years, their relationship remained cordial.
In a statement released late on Thursday night, the matriarch of the Presley family, Priscilla Presley, revealed her daughter’s loss.
Priscilla broke the news to everyone by saying, “It is with a heavy heart that I must deliver the tragic news that my lovely daughter Lisa Marie has passed away.” “She was the most fervent, powerful, and loving lady I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. As we struggle to come to terms with the magnitude of this loss, we respectfully request privacy. I am grateful for the love and prayers that have been sent. There are going to be no additional comments made at this time.”
The actress Riley Keough, who is 33 years old, and the twin’s Harper and Finley Lockwood, who are 14 years old, are Lisa Marie’s surviving children.