The relationship between Priscilla Presley (77) and her granddaughter Riley Keough (33) is said to be anything but good after the death of Lisa Marie Presley (1968-2023). As an unspecified source "ET Online" reports, the two are currently not speaking to each other. It was recently revealed that Priscilla Presley appears to be contesting an amendment to her late daughter's will.
"Riley and Priscilla are not speaking at this time, but have communicated through their attorneys," the source said. "It's been a very tense and heartbreaking couple of weeks for Riley and Priscilla," the insider continued. "Riley is mourning the loss of her mother and heartbroken to be dealing with a legal battle with a family member." On the other hand, her grandmother Priscilla Presley is convinced that her concern is valid and that she will prevail in court.
Both would prepare for the court case, but Riley Keough would prefer to "settle this dispute privately". It is said to "break her heart" that it has become a public matter. "And she knows her mother would never want that," the insider explained. As for Elvis Presley's (1935-1977) ex-wife, the source continues, she is doing what she "knows is right in her heart" when it comes to her late daughter's legacy. "She is convinced that the old documents were forged."
Lisa Marie Presley died on January 12, 2023 after suffering cardiac arrest. The exact cause of death is not yet known. A representative for the deceased later confirmed to ET Online that the Graceland estate in Memphis would go to their three daughters: Riley Keough and 14-year-old twins Harper and Finley. It was later revealed that Riley and Lisa Marie Presley's son Benjamin - who passed away in July 2020 - was appointed stewards of their trust in 2016. The move apparently removed the deceased's ex-manager Barry Siegel and Priscilla Presley.
However, the 77-year-old denies "the authenticity and validity" of Riley's appointment and appears to be contesting the change. Lisa Marie Presley's signature on the 2016 document "didn't match her customary and usual signature," according to documents she filed with Los Angeles Superior Court and reportedly available to Page Six. Other problems and abnormalities are also mentioned. Therefore, according to the report, a judge should declare the change invalid.