Riley Keough wanted to keep a united front with her extended family following the death of mom Lisa Marie Presley.
However, there was tension simmering even before the death of Elvis Presley’s only child on January 12, 2023. After his death, it was confirmed that Graceland, the former home of his father, Elvis Presley, would go to his three daughters: Riley, and 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley.
In a shocking move, Priscilla, mother of Lisa Marie and ex-wife of Elvis Presley, filed a petition in Los Angeles in January questioning the “authenticity and validity” of a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s trust, which removed Priscilla as a co-trustee. and put Riley in charge.
The two barely speak to each other, according to multiple sources. A family insider said “they disagree.”
If the 2016 amendment is overturned by a court, Priscilla and Riley would be co-administrators.
“Priscilla doesn’t want Riley to be solely responsible because then she doesn’t have a say,” the family insider said per People. “Meanwhile, Riley doesn’t want Priscilla to interfere.”
According to a source close to Daisy Jones and the Six star, 33, said people magazine, “It is a very sad situation. Riley is shocked that Priscilla is challenging the amendment.
According to the source, Riley was concerned when Grandma Priscilla, Uncle Navarone Garibaldi Garcia and father of the twins Michael Lockwood flew in together for Lisa Marie’s funeral.
Michael was not invited,” a close friend of Lisa Marie said. “He came to Memphis on the pretext that he was to chaperone the twins – and he broke in with the help of Priscilla. The last thing Lisa Marie would have wanted was for Michael to be there.
Lockwood and Lisa Marie were embroiled in a nasty custody battle over the twins which lasted until October last year. Friends say Lisa Marie resented Priscilla on Michael’s side, and the tension spilled over to Riley.
“Riley was always on his mom’s side when it came to Michael,” the insider shared. “It bothered her that her grandmother and Michael went to the funeral together.”
Additionally, the source shared that since her mother’s passing, Riley has been “very protective” of her 14-year-old twin sisters, Finley and Harper Lockwood.
“Riley has always been close to her sisters,” the insider told the outlet. “She wants the best for them. They have been surrounded by drama for years.