Since her untimely death, Lisa Marie Presley’s family and the rest of the world have been mourning. However, tragedy, like any other family, is not without drama.
You may be aware that Priscilla Presley challenged Riley Keough’s last will after discovering that the late singer had amended her will in 2016—apparently without the 77-year knowledge.
Priscilla and the late actress’s former business manager were replaced as co-trustees of her estate with Riley and Lisa Marie’s late son Benjamin Keough, according to the actress’s mother.
According to current plans, the Daisy Jones & The Six actress will inherit her mother’s trust-administered estate, including the approximately $31 million in life insurance proceeds that Lisa Marie left behind.
But what is her reaction to her grandmother’s challenge to the will? Dissatisfied, as Priscilla feels about the amendment in the first place.
Riley is “disappointed” in Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, according to a source close to Entertainment Tonight, and believes she is going against “her mother’s wishes” by contesting the will. According to the source:
“Riley believes her grandmother’s behavior is further tearing the family apart, despite her desire to keep the family together and Lisa Marie’s legacy alive. She is disappointed because she wishes to be friends with Priscilla, but they are not close.”
What about dividing the family? Yeesh. That is precisely the opposite of what Priscilla claimed in a statement to PageSix on Thursday. She claimed she was doing everything she could to keep her family together.
However, the insider didn’t stop there. Lisa Marie claims that she and her mother did not get along and that their relationship was “complicated”:
“Lisa Marie did not have a close or intimate relationship with Priscilla… Lisa Marie’s relationship with her mother was undoubtedly strained as a result of Lisa Marie’s difficulties. Priscilla frequently gave Lisa Marie the impression that she was trying to exert control over her.
Lights Out’s singer believed her mother was constantly attempting to exert control over her, and it appears that she is still doing so. It appears that their strained relationship inspired the 2016 amendment.
Lisa had always intended Riley and Benjamin to be the trust’s beneficiaries. She would do anything for her children because they meant everything to her.
Such a difficult situation, with so much to consider from all sides. Losing someone is never easy, and dealing with family feuds doesn’t make matters any easier. Our hearts go out to the family.