Priscilla Presley is putting her family first.
The 71-year-old star recently confirmed she has taken custody of her eight-year-old twin granddaughters, Harper and Finley, in the wake of her daughter Lisa Marie Presley‘s messy divorce from Michael Lockwood.
“Priscilla is picking up the pieces of this shattered family,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly. “She’s opened up her heart and, of course, her home in Beverly Hills to the girls.”
“She can take care of her granddaughters better than anyone. She’s taking them to school and playdates. Of course, they ask about Mommy and Daddy, but they have Priscilla, who calmly tells them everything will be OK,” the source continued.
Priscilla with her twin granddaughters in February 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Last month, reports surfaced that Lisa Marie’s estranged husband, Michael, 55, is now facing charges of child abuse and neglect. In court papers, the 49-year-old singer claimed Michael is the subject of criminal investigations involving hundreds of inappropriate photos of children that authorities recently found on his electronic devices.
“[I was] shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach,” Lisa Marie said in court documents of her reaction to finding the images on Michael’s computer. Rumors then swirled the couple’s two daughters were in protective custody, but Priscilla took to her Facebook page to quickly silence the gossip.
“There is lots of confusion, commotion, and concern from all the talk circulating. Let me put this to rest… the girls have not been in foster care and never will be. The girls have been with me and will be until all this is sorted out,” she captioned a photo of Finley and Harper on Sunday, Feb. 19.
Lisa Marie with daughters Harper and Finley in April 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your positive support,” Priscilla wrote in another Facebook post.
Lisa Marie previously filed for divorce from guitarist Michael — whom she married in January 2006 — in June 2016 after 10 years of marriage. The couple welcomed kids Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood in October 2008.
This is Elvis Presley‘s daughter’s fourth failed marriage. Lisa Marie was hitched to Danny Keough — with whom she has a 27-year-old daughter, Riley, and a 24-year-old son, Benjamin — from 1988 to 1994, to the late Michael Jackson from 1994 until 1996 and to Nicolas Cage from 2002 to 2004.
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