Rock and roll icon Elvis Presley used his hunka-hunk of burning love to sire ten children out of wedlock, long-lost heirs that now threaten his legitimate daughter Lisa Marie's legacy!
"Elvis was said to have bedded more than a thousand women in his lifetime — although some put the number much higher!" a source close to the Presley family tells RadarOnline.com. "So it's no surprise that his love children have come out of the woodwork."
The libidinous legend, who died at 42 on August 16, 1977, left Lisa Marie, then 9, joint heir to his estate along with his father, Vernon, and grandmother Minnie Mae. With their passing, Lisa Marie — legally recognized as Elvis' only child — became sole heir to his $1 billion estate.
Now Lisa Marie, 49, who's going through a messy divorce, is believed to have blown through much of the money with her partying lifestyle. Shrunken to a bony wreck, she is said to be suffering serious health problems — along with as many as ten half-siblings encroaching on what's left of her fortune!
"Seven of Elvis' love children have come forward since his death and longtime associates are certain of at least three more," says the source.
The Presley progeny include:
- Lisa Johansen, 49, a married mom-of-four with a law degree who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- John Smith, 56, a Scottsdale, Ariz., country singer, songwriter and author.
- Dieter, 57, a businessman and self-made millionaire from Frankfurt, Germany, who asked that his last name be withheld.
- Candy Jo Fuller, 59, a former singer in Seward County, Neb.
- Desiree Romaine Presley, 59, a Los Angeles–based ex-model.
- Deborah Givone Presley, 61, a former actress in L.A. andex-wife of Marlon Brando's late son, Christian.
- Leroy Kuzma, who grew up in Texas, settled in California and died at age 33 in 1994.
While Dieter, Candy Jo and Leroy resulted from brief affairs, four of Elvis' illicit offspring have more startling backstories. The wildest tale comes from Lisa, who claims to be the victim of a child switch and filed a $130 million lawsuit for libel and emotional damages, naming Priscilla as her mom and a defendant!
The author of the memoir "I, Lisa Marie: The True Story of Elvis Presley's Real Daughter," Johansen insists that after Elvis died, Lisa Marie took her place for security reasons — and while she was whisked off to Sweden, the other girl got to grow up as The King's pampered princess!
Desiree claims her mother, Lucy de Barbin, had a 24-year affair with Elvis after hooking up with him at a party in 1953. While Desiree's birth certificate lists her father as Randolph Presley, a civil engineer at Oklahoma City's Tinker Air Force Base, the military has no record of such a person!
Then there's Deborah, who reveals that her mom, Barbara Young, carried on an intense two-year romance with Elvis after the 14-year-old beauty met the then-unknown rocker at a Charlotte, N.C., recording studio.
As for John Smith — born to Zona Marie Anderson Roach, Elvis' cousin by marriage — he actually became part of the Presley clan! At age 16 months, he was adopted by Ira Dee Smith, brother of Elvis' mother, Gladys.
Now, with three more of Elvis' alleged offspring staking claim, Lisa Marie may be on even shakier ground. She has reportedly wasted away to a ghoulish-looking 99 pounds, and worried pals fear she's killing herself with drugs — just like her bedeviled dad! As the insider says, "Who knows how many more of his children could be out there?"
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