Riley Keough has opened up about some of the most private aspects of her life.
In a new cover story for Vanity Fair published overnight, the Daisy Jones and the Six actress remembered the last time she saw her mother Lisa Marie Presley before the latter’s death aged 54, and the ensuing tension she experienced with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley.
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“We had dinner,” she said. “That was the last time I saw her. I remember thinking about how beautiful she looked, and that was my strongest memory of the dinner.”
Keough reached a settlement agreement in May with her grandmother Priscilla Presley, who was the only wife of Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie’s mother, over Priscilla’s petition questioning the validity of her late daughter’s will.
“When my mum passed, there was a lot of chaos in every aspect of our lives,” Keough told Vanity Fair.
“Everything felt like the carpet had been ripped out and the floor had melted from under us,” she continued.
“Everyone was in a bit of a panic to understand how we move forward, and it just took a minute to understand the details of the situation, because it’s complicated.
“We are a family, but there’s also a huge business side of our family. So I think that there was clarity that needed to be had.”
As to whether her grandmother is now happy, Keough said, “Things with Grandma will be happy. They’ve never not been happy.”
She added: “I’m trying to think of a way to answer it that’s not a 20-minute conversation.
“There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything’s going to be how it was. She’s a beautiful woman, and she was a huge part of creating my grandfather’s legacy and Graceland. It’s very important to her. He was the love of her life,” Keough continued.
“Anything that would suggest otherwise in the press makes me sad because, at the end of the day, all she wants is to love and protect Graceland and the Presley family and the legacy. That’s her whole life.”
Keough continued: “So it’s a big responsibility she has tried to take on. None of that stuff has really ever been a part of our relationship prior. She’s just been my grandma.”
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