Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough Find Closure in Estate Settlement
In the midst of their grief, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough, granddaughter of the iconic Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, have come to a heartfelt settlement, bringing a sense of closure to the complex matter of Lisa Marie’s estate.
Following Lisa Marie’s passing on January 12, Riley, at the age of 33, was designated as the sole beneficiary of her mother’s estate. Priscilla, 77, expressed the family’s deep appreciation for the support they have received during this difficult time, while also emphasizing the need for privacy to mourn and cherish their personal moments together. “We love and appreciate all of you, and the Presley family stands strong,” she added, her voice carrying the weight of both sorrow and resilience.
The settlement comes after Priscilla contested an alleged amendment made by Lisa Marie in 2016, which replaced her business manager and mother as beneficiaries with her eldest children, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. With the tragic loss of Lisa Marie’s son, Benjamin Keough, in 2020, Riley becomes the sole beneficiary, solidifying her connection to her mother’s enduring legacy.
Although the details of the settlement and the contents of the document were not disclosed during the court proceedings, lawyers have requested that the terms remain sealed, protecting the family’s privacy during this sensitive time.
Lisa Marie’s cause of death, at the age of 54, remains undetermined, as the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner continues their investigation. The loss of Elvis and Priscilla’s only child has left an indelible void in their lives, and the Presley family has been navigating the emotional aftermath with grace and strength.
In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie is survived by her twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Michael Lockwood, their father and Lisa Marie’s ex-husband, was recently named their official guardian. Lisa Marie and Michael spent 11 years in matrimony before their divorce was finalized in 2021.
“Everyone is happy,” shared Priscilla’s attorney, Ronson J. Shamoun, as reported by the outlet. The family stands unified and looks towards a future filled with hope and healing.
Lisa Marie found her final resting place at Graceland, the renowned family estate in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside her beloved son and the legendary Elvis Presley. During a public memorial service, Riley shared the joyful news of her secret arrival of a baby girl. Her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, read a touching letter from Riley, a star in her own right with her recent role in “Daisy Jones & The Six,” addressed to her late mother—a testament to the enduring bond between generations.
As the Presley family embarks on this new chapter, they carry the weight of their history, the love for one another, and the hope for a future where their legacy lives on in the hearts of fans around the world.