Taking her burning like to the grave. Priscilla Presley reportedly requested to be buried subsequent to her ex-husband, Elvis Presley, at his Graceland property, a supply confirms to Us Weekly.
The Dallas alum, 77, made the request throughout negotiations with granddaughter Riley Keough over Lisa Marie Presley’s belief, based on TMZ. Priscilla and the Daisy Jones & The Six actress, 33, settled their belief battle on Wednesday, Might 17. Although particulars of the settlement haven’t been disclosed, Priscilla reportedly requested for the burial spot along with cash, however her demand was a non-starter and was denied.
Priscilla was married to the late King of Rock and Roll from 1967 to 1973, and the 2 welcomed their daughter, Lisa Marie, in 1968. Following Elvis’ demise 42 in 1977, he was buried at his household’s Graceland residence in Memphis, Tennessee. His grave at present sits in between his grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley, and his father, Vernon Presley. Elvis’ mom, Gladys Presley, Lisa Marie and her son, Benjamin Keough, are additionally buried on the property. Priscila’s request would have required one of many graves surrounding Elvis’ to be moved.
Lisa Marie died on the age of 54 on January 12, the identical day she was rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest. Later that month, Priscilla — who additionally shares son Navarone, 36, with ex Marco Garibaldi — contested her daughter’s will. The Bare Gun star claimed that she and Lisa Marie’s former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel weren’t knowledgeable of a 2016 modification made to her will, changing them as co-trustees of Lisa Marie’s property along with her youngsters, Riley and Benjamin. (Riley grew to become the only real trustee following her brother’s demise in 2020.)
In line with court docket paperwork filed within the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom on the time, Priscilla alleged that her daughter’s signature on the modification was invalid and solid, because it didn’t match the “Lights Out” singer’s handwriting. She additionally claimed that the modification needs to be thought of an “invalid modification” as a result of the change was not witnessed or notarized.
Amid the authorized drama, a supply completely instructed Us that Riley “all the time tried to be a bridge” between her mom and grandmother, noting, “She’s nonetheless doing this even after her mom’s demise. However nonetheless honoring her mom’s needs.”
The insider added that the Zola actress — who welcomed a daughter along with her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, in 2022 — “knew she can be the trustee for her mom,” and that she was “speaking along with her dad [Danny Keough] and sisters.” Lisa Marie additionally shared twin daughters Finley and Harper, 14, with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
Lockwood, 61, filed to behave because the guardian advert litem of his daughters, that means he would act as a consultant for Finley and Harper amid belief settlement discussions. “Riley and Priscilla have relationships with the twins,” one other supply instructed Us in April. “… Michael hopes their relationships proceed to develop and the guardianship state of affairs doesn’t trigger a rift because the belief case continues.”
Priscilla’s legal professional, Ronson J. Shamoun, revealed on Wednesday that she and Riley had “reached a settlement” of their will drama. “Everyone seems to be completely happy, unified, collectively and excited for the longer term,” Shamoun instructed reporters exterior the court docket, based on CNN.
The Agent Elvis star issued a press release of her personal later that day. “My household has resolved all confusion because it pertains to our plea to the court docket and request for doc interpretation after my daughter Lisa Marie’s premature passing,” she instructed Leisure Tonight. “Though some media recognized such a plea as a lawsuit, I wish to clarify that there was by no means any lawsuit filed in opposition to my beloved granddaughter. As a household, we’re happy that we resolved this collectively.”