Riley Keough looks back on her childhood in the new issue of vanity lounge.
This sparked ties to Graceland (where Elvis and his mother Lisa Marie are buried), Neverland (where his mother’s husband Michael Jackson lived) and the Kardashians (grandmother Priscilla used to date Robert Kardashian and Kim bought Riley’s childhood home in Hidden Hills, California).
In 1994, Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson in the Dominican Republic. And they spent their time at his Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara.
At the time, Riley was only five years old.
‘I spent more time at Neverland than at Graceland, to be honest. It was a real home, whereas Graceland was a museum in my lifetime,’ Riley told the magazine, adding that Jackson was a great Stepfather.
What a life! Riley Keough reflects on her childhood in the new issue of Vanity Fair. This sparked ties to Graceland (where Elvis and his mother Lisa Marie are buried), Neverland (where his mother’s husband Michael Jackson lived) and the Kardashians (grandmother Priscilla was dating Robert Kardashian and Kim bought the house Riley’s childhood home in Hidden Hills
Keough added that sometimes they spend the night at Graceland, hiding from tourists while security brings them breakfast.
But she never stayed there long.
“My whole childhood was probably very extreme,” Keough said.
“Looking back, I can see how crazy those things would be for someone on the outside.
“But when you live there, it’s just your life and your family. You just remember love, and I had real love for Michael.
And he was a good stepfather. “I think he really loved being able to make people happy, in the most epic way possible, which I think he and my grandfather had in common.”
After Lisa Marie and Jackson separated, she married Nicolas Cage.
Four months later, they separate.
Keough does not keep in touch with Cage, she revealed.
“He’s a great actor,” she shared. “I had wild stepfathers. Famous and not famous.
Elvis’ house: She added that sometimes they spent the night at Graceland, hiding from tourists while security brought them breakfast. But she never stayed there long
They lived an epic life: Elvis was married to Riley’s grandmother, Priscilla
Her father is Danny Keough. “My dad really cared about my upbringing. My mom was like, ‘You’re an artist. Gonna be an artist.” Keough didn’t graduate from high school. ‘I like math,’ she said, ‘and my grammar isn’t as bad as you might think given the circumstances .
His parents met while mom was living at the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center in LA – Lisa Marie and Priscilla joined after Elvis died.
Keough grew up in the church, but the family reportedly left her in 2014. “I grew up with my dad reading tarot card books and metaphysics,” she tells me. “He’s very spiritual. I’m very spiritual.
And there is a Kardashian connection.
Lisa Marie’s Hidden Hills home was bought by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in 2014 and demolished.
“I think when we lived there it was just us and Melissa Etheridge – it was horse country,” Keough said. “I’m an OG Calabasas girl.”
And Priscilla went out with Robert Kardashian,
“My grandmother went out with their father, I believe? Keough asked. “Check the facts.”
They were an it couple: In 1994, Lisa Marie married Michael Jackson in the Dominican Republic
Maison: And they spent their time at his Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara. At the time, Riley was only five years old. ‘I spent more time at Neverland than at Graceland, to be honest. It was a real home, whereas Graceland was a museum in my lifetime,’ Riley told the magazine, adding that Jackson was a great Stepfather.
Married life: Jackson and Presley at the Neverland Ranch in preparation for the Children’s World Summit
Priscilla dated Robert Kardashian after his divorce from Elvis in 1973. She refused to marry him while Elvis was still alive, so they separated.
Also in her interview, she finally opened up about her bitter feud with her grandmother Priscilla Presley over her late mother Lisa Marie’s multi-million dollar estate – insisting things will ‘be happy again’ between their couple after the resolution of their long legal battle.
Earlier this month, the 34-year-old actress and model was named sole trustee of her late mother’s estate – which includes the Graceland property – after she apparently agreed to pay her grandmother $1million , as well as $400,000 in legal fees.
Now Riley opened up about the legal battle with Priscilla in an interview with vanity loungeadmitting in the post that his family had been thrown into ‘chaos’ following his mother’s death, and that they had been left ‘freaked out’ over how to deal with their grief alongside the future of ‘the company” Presley.
“When my mother passed away, there was a lot of chaos in all aspects of our lives,” shared the mother-of-one – who welcomed a daughter with husband Ben Smith-Petersen via surrogate in 2022 – shared.
Riley (seen with Priscilla, Lisa Marie and Lisa Marie’s twin daughters Harper and Finley) found herself embroiled in a legal battle over her late mother’s estate after her death in January
The K Bond: Riley has a Kardashian connection – Grandma Priscilla Presley was dating Robert Kardashian and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought Riley’s childhood home in Hidden Hills and tore it down; Kim and Kanye are seen here in 2020
“Everything looked like the carpet had been ripped out and the floor had melted under us.
“Everyone was a little panicked to understand how we were progressing, and it only took a minute to understand the details of the situation, because it’s complicated. We are a family, but there is also a huge business side of our family.
She added that the situation between her and Priscilla was all the more complicated as they had never had to deal with the “business” side of their family inheritance before, noting that their relationship had never gone beyond that of a grandmother and granddaughter.
After her mother’s death in January this year, reports quickly spread of a bitter rift between Priscilla and Riley, who became embroiled in a legal battle over a 2016 amendment to Lisa Marie’s will, which excised Priscilla as estate trustee.
Priscilla’s lawyers said she only learned about the amendment after her daughter’s death.
The amendment removed Priscilla and Lisa Marie’s former business manager, Barry Siegel, and replaced them with Lisa Marie’s children, Riley and Benjamin Keough.
Benjamin died in 2020 after taking his own life at the family mansion, with sources revealing he was struggling at the time.
However, that dispute has now been resolved after Riley agreed to pay her grandmother $1.4 million – including $400,000 in legal fees – in exchange for being named sole trustee of the estate. her mother, which means she will also be presiding over the under-trusted half-sisters Harper and Finley Lockwood, daughters of Lisa Marie’s fourth husband, Michael Lockwood.
“Things with grandma will be happy… They were never happy,” she said. “There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything will go back to how it was”
For her role, Priscilla will be a Special Advisor to Trusts and will receive a monthly payment for her role.
Priscilla will also be allowed to be buried at Graceland, the Memphis home of Elvis Presley, which Riley will now own.
Riley says she and her grandmother have now found a common “clarity” on the best way to move forward, which has set them on the path to mending their fractured relationship, although she insists there was never any “discontent” between them.
“Things with grandma will be happy… They were never happy,” she said. “There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything will go back to how it was.”
She went on to praise her grandmother – who was married to rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley for seven years – as a ‘beautiful woman’, highlighting the ‘enormous’ role Priscilla played in “the creation of my grandfather’s legacy and Graceland”.
‘It’s very important to her. He was the love of her life,’ Riley continued, noting that all her grandmother wants is “to love and protect Graceland and the Presley family and the legacy.”