03/07/2008 at 03:40 PM EST
Lisa Marie Presley contends she was pressured into revealing her pregnancy
after enduring cruel comments about "my expanding physique."
"After being the target all week of slanderous and degrading stories, horribly manipulated pictures and articles in the media, I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am in fact pregnant," writes Presley on her MySpace Celebrity blog
Presley, 40 – who is, of course, the daughter of the new Dancing with the Stars
contestant Priscilla Presley and the late "King," Elvis Presley – says she hopes this will now "stop all of the harassment, and I can stop dodging the continuous bullets.
"It is unfortunate that I couldn't have announced something that is this much of a blessing and that has made us so incredibly happy under better circumstances," she laments.
– Stephen M. Silverman