Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood was born on 7 October 2008 in Thousand Oaks, California and is now eight years old. She is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only daughter, and Michael Lockwood, a musician and producer. Harper Lockwood and her fraternal twin sister, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood, are Michael Lockwood’s only children, and Lisa Marie Presley’s third and fourth children.
Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and her twin sister share their mother with Danielle Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough, their half sister and brother. Danielle – who professionally goes by her middle name Riley – and Benjamin are Lisa Marie Presley’s adult children from her first marriage to Danny Keough, which lasted from 1988 to 1994.
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood got married on 22 January 2006 and decided early on in their marriage they wanted to have children together. They tried to conceive for two years, which resulted in several miscarriages. After seeking elaborate medical advice regarding her miscarriages, Presley found out that her blood was too thick to conceive and was prescribed blood thinners. She got pregnant with Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and her twin sister soon after and her pregnancy was covered extensively by the press. Artist Pink threw a baby shower for Lisa Marie Presley at a secret Los Angeles location in August 2008, prior to Harper and Finley’s birth in October of the same year.
Presley and Lockwood moved the countryside of East Sussex in England in 2010, as Presley felt she needed to get away from her busy life in Los Angeles and was longing for a more settled down lifestyle, away from fans and press. Harper and Finley also moved into the luxurious, nine-bedroom house surrounded by 50 acres of grounds. In 2014, Presley put the house up for sale, but it has yet to be sold.
Presley filed for divorce on 24 June 2016 after she had reportedly become concerned the twin girls Harper and Finley would not be safe around Lockwood, as he had become verbally and physically abusive. The couple already separated on 13 June 2016 and had not been seen together since.
Presley felt that Lockwood was also taking advantage of her affluence, racking up vast sums of credit card debt, and as such she wanted to cut him out of her life. She demanded full custody of Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and her sister Finley with monitored visitation rights.
As part of the divorce proceedings, Lisa Marie Presley requested a child protection services representative to be present during Lockwood’s visits to Harper and Finley. This, however, lead to the authorities questioning Lisa Marie’s ability to care for her twin children, as she was suffering from addictions to alcohol and drugs. Presley was admitted into a rehab centre as a result, and Lockwood in turn demanded full custody of Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and her twin, arguing Lisa Marie’s addictions made her unfit for being a parent.
It is unclear how the divorce proceedings have impacted Harper Lockwood and her sister Finley, as they are being kept out of the media’s spotlight by their parents and their lawyers.