Riley Keough Addresses ‘Complicated’ Priscilla Presley Relationship

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Riley Keough’s relationship with grandmother Priscilla Presley has been extremely scrutinized after Lisa Marie Presley’s dying — however the duo are getting again on good phrases.

Keough, 34, opened up about her “sophisticated” household dynamic in her September 2023 Self-importance Honest cowl story. The profile hit the web on Tuesday, August 8, 4 days after Keough was formally named the only real inheritor of Lisa Marie’s property and proprietor of Graceland.

“When my mother handed, there was quite a lot of chaos in each side of our lives. All the pieces felt just like the carpet had been ripped out and the ground had melted from underneath us,” Keough acknowledged. “Everybody was in a little bit of a panic to know how we transfer ahead, and it simply took a minute to know the main points of the state of affairs, as a result of it’s sophisticated.”

She added: “We’re a household, however there’s additionally an enormous enterprise aspect of our household. So I feel that there was readability that wanted available.”

Keough mentioned that she and Priscilla, 78, had been capable of finding “readability” after a prolonged authorized battle. When requested the place the pair stand now, Keough asserted that the drama has subsided.

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“Issues with Grandma can be blissful,” she advised the journal. “They’ve by no means not been blissful.”

Keough teased that discussing her relationship along with her grandmother may simply flip into “a 20-minute dialog,” however she tried to maintain her ideas succinct. “There was a little bit of upheaval [after my mom died], however now all the pieces’s going to be the way it was,” she added. “[Priscilla’s] an attractive girl, and she or he was an enormous a part of creating my grandfather’s legacy and Graceland. It’s essential to her. He was the love of her life.”

Priscilla was married to the late Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973. After the musician’s dying in 1977, Lisa Marie — Priscilla and Elvis’ solely baby — inherited Graceland. The property, nonetheless, remained extremely particular to Priscilla.

“On the finish of the day, all she needs is to like and defend Graceland and the Presley household and the legacy,” Keough mentioned of her grandmother. “That’s her complete life. So it’s an enormous accountability she has tried to tackle. None of that stuff has actually ever been part of our relationship prior. She’s simply been my grandma. … Sharing Graceland with the world was her concept from the beginning.”

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Keough mirrored on her time spent at Graceland as a toddler, remembering “a number of occasions that we slept there.” The Memphis landmark is open to the general public, aside from the second flooring — the location of Elvis’ deadly coronary heart assault.

“The excursions would begin within the morning, and we might cover upstairs till they had been over,” Keough recalled. “The safety would deliver us breakfast. It’s truly such an awesome reminiscence. We’d order sausage and biscuits, and conceal till the vacationers completed.”

After Lisa Marie died in January at age 54, Priscilla contested her daughter’s will and claimed {that a} 2016 modification changing her because the trustee was cast. Priscilla alleged that she was by no means knowledgeable of the change that positioned Keough and her late brother, Benjamin Keough, in control of the property.

Priscilla and Riley agreed to settle the dispute in Might, with Priscilla receiving a one-time sum of $1 million from the account. Lisa Marie’s 14-year-old twin daughters, Finley and Harper, had been named sub-trustees.

On the time, a supply completely advised Us Weekly that Riley and Priscilla “are at peace of their relationship” following the “tense ordeal,” including, “There was quite a lot of backwards and forwards, however they reached a center floor that makes them each blissful.”