Presley's rep told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, "She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter, Riley. She adored that boy. He was the love of her life." But in a 2014 interview she did with Healthy Living Magazine, Presley said her protectiveness and love for her kids didn't waver when they got older.
"I am very protective. I just smother them in love and I am also ferociously protective," she said at the time. "When they get older sometimes I don’t think it ever ends. When they get past 18 I think their problems just get bigger to be honest (laughs); that’s always a struggle. We all are very, very close. The older ones absolutely adore the younger ones and they help me with them. We all kind of hold each other up; we are all each other’s best friends. I’m theirs but I am also their mother."