Riley Keough reveals why she reversed her decision to keep Priscilla Presley from being buried at Graceland.
Riley Keough is breaking her silence on her decision to allow her grandmother, Priscilla Presley, be buried on the Graceland estate. This is a reversal of a previous decision to prevent that from happening.
“There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything’s going to be how it was,” Riley said. “She’s a beautiful woman, and she was a huge part of creating my grandfather’s legacy and Graceland. It’s very important to her. He was the love of her life. 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. So it’s a big responsibility she has tried to take on. None of that stuff has really ever been a part of our relationship prior. She’s just been my grandma.”
Presley has also stated that any “upheaval” was not causing a rift within the family.
Keough also revealed the name of her daughter, Tupelo Storm, who was born via surrogate.
Keough will allow her grandmother to be buried on Graceland property, a reversal of her decision following Keough and Presley’s infamous legal battle.
Riley Keough has been named the sole heir to the Graceland estate. Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has found herself in a legal battle locked between her and Priscilla after Keough’s mother Lisa Marie passed away earlier this year at the age of 54.
Upon the “Jailhouse Rock” singer’s death in 1977, his daughter Lisa Marie inherited the infamous Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. However following Lisa Marie’s death, Priscilla filed court documents that challenged 2016 amendments that made Keough along with her half-sisters and late brother the estate’s heirs. According to the documents, Priscilla alleged concern regarding the authenticity of the amendments added.
Keough’s claim to the estate and property was later validated. At the time, sources reported that Keough would not allow her grandmother to be buried on the Graceland property. Keough has officially rolled back that stipulation.
When the public tried to characterize Priscilla as fighting with her granddaughter over the estate, Priscilla released a statement to the public. “I loved Elvis very much as he loved me. Lisa is a result of our love,” Priscilla said. “For anyone to think anything differently would be a travesty of the family legacy and would be disrespectful of what Elvis left behind in his life.”
Following the death of her daughter, Prisiclla has continued to honor Lisa Marie in many ways; including a tear-jerking Instagram post on what would have been Lisa Marie’s 55th birthday. Prisiclla also took that time to reinforce her devotion to protecting her grandchildren and her late husband’s legacy.
“Today would have been Lisa’s 55th birthday,” the 77-year-old began in a statement to E! News. “My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together. From the first moment I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved and guided her, as I have my son. Our hearts are broken, and I am having to learn to live without my only daughter…”We truly love all of you, and we feel your prayers. Thank you so much for caring so deeply for our family.”