Is Priscilla Presley Welcomed At Elvis's Graceland Mansion?

Florence Carmela
Riley Keogh with her late mother Lisa Marie Presley and grandmother Priscilla PresleyPhoto byGetty Images

It looks like there is more drama for the Presley's and Graceland this week. Rumor has it that Elvis's granddaughter actress Riley Keough locked grandmother Priscilla Presley out of Graceland Mansion.

According to Yahoo " A report from RadarOnline claimed the 33-year-old actress visited Elvis Presley's iconic estate to "change the locks on the upstairs doors and archives." Riley and Priscilla are currently at odds over Lisa Marie's trust; however, Graceland is disputing this latest rumor. "These reports are entirely untrue," a spokesperson tells Yahoo Entertainment. "No locks at Graceland have been changed since Lisa Marie's passing."

In the spring of 1957, when Elvis Presley was 22, he purchased the home and grounds for just over $100,000. The previous year had been a whirlwind - it was Elvis' first year of super-stardom including historic network television appearances, record-breaking live performances and armloads of gold record awards. At the time he bought Graceland, Elvis was working on his second motion picture, "Loving You," with "Jailhouse Rock" to follow, just the beginning of a long film career for Elvis Presley. Graceland was always home base - a constant in the life of Elvis Presley. Taken from the Graceland website.

"After Lisa Marie's sudden passing in January, Yahoo confirmed her three daughters — Keough and 14-year-old twins, Harper and Finley Lockwood — would inherit Elvis's former home in Memphis, Tenn. Priscilla is credited with turning Graceland into a cash cow for the family, which is partially why she wants to control her late daughter's assets. The only problem? Lisa Marie left Riley in charge."

"Lisa Marie filed an amendment in 2016 removing Priscilla and her former business manager, Barry Siegel, as co-trustees and replacing them with Riley and son Benjamin Keough. Ben died by suicide in 2020, leaving Riley solely in charge. Priscilla is challenging the authenticity and validity of the amendment. Neither Priscilla nor Riley has publicly commented on the matter and reps for the stars did not respond to Yahoo's request for comment on Tuesday."

According to multiple reports, Priscilla and Riley are not speaking amid the legal battle. "They do not see eye to eye," one family insider told People. If Priscilla gets her way and a judge declares the 2016 amendment invalid, she will be co-trustee with Riley.

"Priscilla doesn't want Riley solely in charge, because then she has no say," People's source added. "Meanwhile, Riley doesn't want Priscilla to butt in." Taken from the Yahoo website.

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Florence Carmela is an Entertainment Writer and Interviewer. She covers Celebrities in the Media and the latest in Pop Culture, Lifestyle Trends, Culinary Arts and Local News. She is also Host of The Forum Celebrity Podcast and is a Verified Journalist on Muck Rack.

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