Lisa Marie Presley is one of the most private stars in Hollywood. But after marking her 53rd birthday on February 1, she's letting her guard down — and opening up about her life in a jaw-dropping memoir, OK! has learned.
"Publishers have been clamoring to get her story for years," an insider tells OK!, adding that Lisa Marie will leave no stone unturned. "She's kept everything bottled up for so long, and now it's time to let it go."
One of the first things she plans to dish on is her late father Elvis Presley — and his shocking death in 1977. "Lisa Marie remembers her childhood as magical, warm and loving," shares the insider, adding that she was "broken" when her dad passed. "She didn't see the dark side of Elvis — everything that went on behind the glitz and glamour. All she knew was her dad loved her and she loved him."
Lisa Marie will also open up about her love life, including her high-profile failed marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, says the source. "She'll talk about how Michael promised her everything — he wanted to give her a fairy-tale life. But their union wasn't perfect. They even had separate bedrooms," spills the insider, adding that her romance with Nicolas wasn't ideal either.
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After everything she's been through, "Lisa Marie feels lucky to be alive," says the insider.
"It was exciting but turbulent," the insider continues. "They fought a lot. She was almost relieved when Nicolas filed for divorce." And while her book will get emotional at times — she'll touch on deep topics like sobriety and the recent suicide of son Benjamin, 27, says the insider — the hope is that Lisa Marie's story will help others.
"Life hasn't been easy for her," adds the insider. "But there's light at the end of the tunnel."