Priscilla Presley Plans to Honor Elvis, Lisa Marie Amid Drama

Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley.
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Lower than one week after Priscilla Presley challenged the final will of daughter Lisa Marie Presley, she has seemingly denied any dangerous blood between relations.

“I liked Elvis very a lot as he liked me. Lisa is a results of our love,” the Dallas alum, 77, advised E! Information in a Friday, February 3, assertion, referring to her ex-husband, who died in August 1977, and their daughter, who died final month. “For anybody to assume something otherwise can be a travesty of the household legacy and can be disrespectful of what Elvis left behind in his life.”

Priscilla’s assertion seemingly responds to the criticism she acquired after publicly difficult Lisa Marie’s belief. Us Weekly beforehand confirmed on January 27 that the Elvis Presley Enterprises cofounder filed courtroom paperwork within the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, alleging {that a} 2016 modification to her daughter’s will featured an invalid signature.

Priscilla Presley Will ‘Continue’ to Honor Elvis and Lisa Marie’s Legacies Amid Trust Battle

Elvis and Priscilla Presley with daughter Lisa Marie Presley.

In response to the courtroom paperwork, Priscilla claimed that she and the late “Storm & Grace” singer’s former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel have been the preliminary trustees earlier than a late addition eliminated their names in favor of her eldest kids Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough. (Lisa Marie shared Riley, 33, and Benjamin, who died in 2020, with first ex-husband Danny Keough.)

As the desire presently stands, the Zola actress is the only real trustee of Lisa Marie’s property since her brother died by suicide in July 2020. Priscilla, nevertheless, claimed the portion of the doc that allowed for the change has points concerning the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s signature, believing that her penmanship was solid and didn’t match her standard fashion.

In her Thursday assertion, the New York native urged the general public to “ignore ‘the noise’” surrounding the courtroom drama. “As I’ve all the time been there for Elvis’ legacy, our household and the followers, I’ll proceed to forge a pathway ahead with respect, honesty, dignity, integrity and love,” Priscilla added.

Lisa Marie — the one baby of Priscilla and the late “Jailhouse Rock” crooner — died on January 12 after struggling cardiac arrest on the age of 54. The “Soiled Laundry” songstress is survived by her mom, Riley, 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley and a granddaughter through the Daisy Jones & The Six star and husband Ben Smith-Petersen. The Presley household got here collectively for Lisa Marie’s public memorial at Graceland one week later.

“Riley is taking cost and poised for an enormous function in the entire household property transferring ahead,” a supply completely advised Us Weekly earlier this month, days after Priscilla’s submitting made headlines. “She’s been entrance and heart serving to with the funeral preparations, sitting down with Lisa Marie’s individuals to deal with her will, the custody state of affairs involving [Michael Lockwood, the father of the twins], plus taking good care of the twins and comforting Priscilla and lots of others her mother left behind.”

The insider added: “Everybody’s in awe of the power and braveness Riley’s exhibiting, however what’s additionally evident right here is that she’s a born chief who’s balanced, levelheaded and somebody the household can depend on to make the best big-picture calls. Lisa Marie adored her. She was her rock for years earlier than she died — now it’s much more apparent why, even whether it is unbearably tragic.”