Priscilla Presley and a granddaughter Riley KeoughHer relationship took a turn after the two settled a court battle over the estate of the late Lisa Marie Presley.
“Riley and Priscilla are at peace in their relationship after a very stressful ordeal over Lisa Marie’s trust and estate,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue Us Weekly. “There’s been a lot of back and forth, but they’ve reached a middle ground that makes them both happy.”
The Daisy Jones & The Six star, 33, and her grandmother, 78, reached a settlement in their ongoing legal battle earlier this month.
“My family has cleared up all the confusion surrounding our petition to the court and request for interpretation of documents after my daughter Lisa Marie’s untimely death,” said Priscilla Entertainment Tonight in that time. “Although some media labeled such a request as a lawsuit, I want to clarify that no lawsuit was ever filed against my beloved granddaughter. As a family, we are pleased to have resolved this together.”
She concluded at the time: “My family and I hope that everyone will give us the privacy we need to properly grieve Lisa Marie and spend some personal time together. We love and appreciate you all and the Presley family is stronger than ever.”
Us Weekly previously confirmed in January that Priscilla – who shared Lisa Marie with ex-husband Elvis Presley – had filed to contest her only daughter’s will weeks after her death. The Dallas alum claimed the 2016 amendment replacing Priscilla as guardian of Lisa Marie’s oldest children, Riley and Benjamin Keough, was forged. According to Priscilla, the new documents were not certified or notarized, and she was not informed of the court changes. Riley is currently the sole trustee following Benjamin’s death in 2020 by suicide at the age of 27. (Lisa Marie shares Riley and Benjamin with her ex-husband Danny Keough.)
Further details of the estate settlement have not been disclosed, but an insider is speaking Us that Riley and Priscilla are “united and excited for the future” as a family.
Lisa Marie died on January 12 at the age of 54 after suffering cardiac arrest. The “Storm & Grace” singer is survived by her mother, Priscilla, and a half-brother Navarone Garibaldi and her three daughters. In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie shares twins Harper and Finley, both 14, with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood. Lisa Marie is survived by her first granddaughter, Riley and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen welcomed in 2022
Lockwood, 62, won custody of his daughters in the trust fight, noting in his own court documents that he sought to protect their interests. (According to Lisa Marie’s will, she left her assets, including ownership of Elvis’ Graceland estate, to her children.)
Despite the court proceedings, the family remained close after the late singer’s death.
“Riley and Priscilla are having a relationship with the twins,” another source exclusively said Us last month. “Riley picks up the girls for the day and Priscilla spends time with them as well. They are family. Riley loves her sisters and Priscilla loves her grandchildren. Michael hopes that their relationship will continue to grow and that the custody situation will not cause a rift as the trust case continues.”
Priscilla and her granddaughters gathered for Lisa Marie’s funeral earlier this year. The Elvis and me the author even read aloud a poem the twins had written for their mother.
“I have no idea how to express my mother in words, the truth is that there are too many,” Priscilla tearfully recited during the memorial service on January 22. “Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people around the world, but mom was my icon, my role model, my superhero in so many more ways. Even now I can’t put into words everything there is to understand or know about her, but as she always said, ‘I’ll do my best’.”
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