Elvis’ Granddaughter Gets Honest With Relationship With Priscilla Presley
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Riley Keough, the eldest granddaughter of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, has spilled the proverbial tea about his granddad’s estate and her delicate relationship with her grandmother.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, where she graced the cover for the September 2023 issue, the 24-year-old disclosed that things began to sour between her and Priscilla after the death of her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, on January 12, 2023.
Chaos inside their home
“When my mom passed, there was a lot of chaos in every aspect of our lives. Everything felt like the carpet had been ripped out, and the floor had melted from under us,” Keough revealed.
Lisa Marie died after a complication resulted in a blockage in the small intestine—a sequela that developed after the singer-songwriter’s bariatric surgery years ago. Such complication is a “known long-term complication of this type of surgery.”
Deputy medical examiner Dr. Juan M. Carrillo assured there is no evidence of foul play or injury. “The manner of death is deemed natural,” Carrillo concluded.
Priscilla, who turned 78 last May, announced the devastating news, in January.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla said in the statement. “She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”
Keough felt that everyone in their family was panicking about how to move forward. “We are a family, but there’s also a huge business side of our family. So I think that there was clarity that needed to be had,” she added.
Keough, who was also an actress who starred in Amazon’s miniseries Daisy Jones & the Six, shared that she now feels “clarity” regarding her relationship with her grandmother.
“Things with Grandma will be happy,” Keough said with newfound hope. “There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything’s going to be how it was.”
It has been reported last May that the grandmother duo had reached a settlement over the trust left by Lisa Marie during a court hearing in Los Angeles.
Lisa Marie reportedly named her daughter the beneficiary of her trust, leaving Keough her stake in Elvis’ enterprises, as well as the iconic Graceland mansion. Further details regarding the trust were not revealed in court.
Keough recognized the importance of the mansion to her grandmother and understood how attached Priscilla is to the estate of her late husband.
“He was the love of her life,” Keough related. “Anything that would suggest otherwise in the press makes me sad because, at the end of the day, all she wants is to love and protect Graceland and the Presley family and the legacy. That’s her whole life.”