Lisa Marie Presley addresses media after being slandered about her recent weight gain and puts an end to the gossip.
After photos of Memphis' own Elvis "The King" Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, popped on the internet being slandered about her recent weight gain and fullness and making headlines, Lisa Marie had to put an end to the gossip.
"After being the target all week of slanderous and degrading stories, horribly manipulated pictures and articles in the media, I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am in fact pregnant," 40-year-old Lisa Marie Presley wrote on her MySpace page.
According to Lisa Marie Presley's spokewoman, Cindy Guagenti, the singer and her fourth husband, music producer Michael Lockwood are expecting to have their baby sometime next fall.
Lisa Marie already has two children Danielle Riley, 18, and Benjamin Storm, 15, with her first husband Danny Keough.
Lisa Marie Presley was also married Michael Jackson (May 26, 1994) and the two divorced after 21 months on January 18, 1996. She later married actor/producer Nicholas Cage in Los Angeles on August 10, 2002 and divorced him 3 months later in November of 2002, both due to irreconcilable differences.
Like any human with feelings would be, Lisa Marie is upset of the stories stating that she's gonna die like her father and that she's been fighting with her mother because of the weight gain. None of it's true she insists.
Lisa Marie continues in this letter written on her MySpace:
"Once they got a glimpse of my expanding physique a few days ago, they have been like a pack of coyotes circling their prey whilst eerily howling with delight. Starting with a London publication and then New York and Chicago all writing false defamatory degrading stories about all of the dark possible reasons I could be putting on weight. The US tabloids have been calling all day wanting confirmation on all kinds of insane theories.
They couldn't wait to find out if my weight gain was because I was just overeating, in which case It would be open season and they can do the old following in her fathers sad and unfortunate demise story again or less interesting for them and probably much to their dismay, I could just be pregnant and therefore have a legitimate reason for weight gain at which point they should probably wipe the saliva off of their fangs and put them back in their mouths or they may expose the black little souls that they are.
Now that things are confirmed, hopefully they can stop all of the harassment and I can stop dodging the continuous bullets.
It is unfortunate that I couldn't have announced something that is this much of a blessing and that has made us so incredibly happy under better circumstances.
How they have handled themselves with this has been nothing short of irresponsible and disgusting.
Pardon my seething contemptuous tone but ladies, You KNOW if you were pregnant and you felt you were expanding uncontrollably by the moment as a result and the worldwide media started badgering and harassing you for it, plastering you everywhere in an unflattering light, you would be mortified as well."
In other news, Lisa Marie Presley's latest song was released in August 2007, entitled "In the Ghetto" which was first originally released by Elvis Presley in 1969. In the song Lisa Marie duets with her father, Elvis Presley. The single "In the Ghetto" reached number one on the iTunes video sales in the week of its release.
The singer is stated to be on working her third album which is expected to be released sometime in 2008, however with the expectance of her third child, it may or may not be delayed.