Riley Keough breaks silence on ‘sophisticated’ Priscilla Presley relationship after will battle

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Riley Keough admitted that her and grandmother Priscilla Presley’s relationship skilled “a little bit of upheaval” whereas battling over Lisa Marie Presley’s will.

When requested in her Aug. 15 Vainness Truthful cowl story, revealed Tuesday, whether or not their dynamic is a “glad” one now that she has been named the only trustee of her late mom’s property and the proprietor of Graceland, the actress hesitated.

“I’m attempting to think about a strategy to reply it that’s not a 20-minute dialog,” the “Daisy Jones and the Six” alum, 34, defined.

“There was a little bit of upheaval, however now all the pieces’s going to be the way it was,” the Golden Globe nominee claimed. “Something that may recommend in any other case within the press makes me unhappy as a result of, on the finish of the day, all [Priscilla] desires is to like and defend Graceland and the Presley household and the legacy.”

Riley Keuough admitted her relationship with Priscilla Presley is “sophisticated.”
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Riley Keough, Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley
The duo skilled a “little bit of upheaval” after Lisa Marie Presley died in January.
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Keough clarified that “issues with Grandma might be glad” now that “readability has been had,” including that the 78-year-old can “in fact” be buried at Graceland “if she desires.”

She defined that Lisa Marie’s January loss of life led to “a variety of chaos” within the household.

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“Every part felt just like the carpet had been ripped out and the ground had melted from below us,” the Emmy nominee recalled. “Everybody was in a little bit of a panic to grasp how we transfer ahead, and it simply took a minute to grasp the main points of the state of affairs, as a result of it’s sophisticated.”

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Keough spoke of their will battle and ensuing belief settlement in her Vainness Truthful cowl story.
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After “a variety of chaos,” she and Priscilla have discovered “readability.”
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She continued, “We’re a household, however there’s additionally an enormous enterprise facet of our household.”

The wide-ranging interview, which additionally coated Keough’s daughter Tulepo’s secret arrival by way of surrogate and her marriage to Ben Smith-Petersen, marked the primary time she has spoken in regards to the authorized battle since a Los Angeles Superior Court docket decide accepted a settlement naming her sole inheritor.

The drama started shortly after Lisa Marie’s passing when Priscilla contested her daughter’s will. She disputed a 2016 modification eradicating her as co-trustee and naming Keough and her brother Benjamin, who has since died, as an alternative.

Riley Keough and Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie died of a bowel obstruction originally of this 12 months.

After a months-long dispute, Keough agreed to present her grandma $1 million to change into the only trustee, in addition to $400,000 to cowl authorized charges.

Priscilla gushed that “Elvis [Presley] can be proud” of the June settlement in an announcement.

“Lisa’s needs are what are most vital to all of us,” the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s widow wrote on the time. “My granddaughter, via her counsel, together with my staff labored diligently and tirelessly to resolve all misunderstandings as a household.”

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The “Daisy Jones and the Six” alum didn’t let the loss “take [her] out.”
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She had the “braveness to work via” her grief.
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Earlier than their settlement, she and Keough placed on a united entrance at Lisa Marie’s memorial at Graceland in January.

Whereas the 54-year-old’s reason behind loss of life was not identified on the time, it has since been revealed that she died of a bowel obstruction.

“I did really feel like there was a alternative in entrance of me to surrender and let this occasion take me out or have the braveness to work via it,” Keough informed the journal on Tuesday of dropping Lisa Marie. “I began attempting to maneuver via it and never let it take me out.”