Look Back at Lisa Marie Presley’s Most Tender Moments With Her Kids Through the Years
Lisa Marie Presley will be buried at Graceland alongside dad Elvis Presley and son Benjamin Keough. Ahead of the late singer’s Jan. 22 memorial, take a look back at her sweetest family moments. Lisa Marie Presley’s kids were always on her mind.
After all, the singer, who died at age 54 on Jan. 12 after a possible cardiac arrest, once described herself as “ferociously protective” of her children: daughter Riley Keough, son Benjamin Keough and twin girls Finley and Harper Lockwood. “I just smother them in love,” she told Healthy Living back in 2014. “They are my priority. That’s what I do. That’s what I care most about. I keep them close to me and make sure they are happy and healthy.”
Describing her kids as “very, very close,” Lisa Marie explained at the time, “We all kind of hold each other up; we are all each other’s best friends. I’m theirs but I am also their mother. That’s kind of that.”Lisa shared Riley and Benjamin with her first husband, musician Danny Keough, and Harper and Finley with her fourth husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood.
As a sign that family is forever, the “Dirty Laundry” artist will be laid to rest at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., alongside her late father Elvis Presley and son Benjamin, who died by suicide in 2020 at age 27. To honor the late star, her family has also scheduled public memorial to be held on the iconic estate’s front lawn on Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. local time.
Ahead of the service, a rep for Riley told E! News the family was “grateful for the support, well-wishes, and outpouring of love honoring their beloved Lisa Marie.”A spokesperson for Graceland also confirmed that Riley, 33, and her 14-year-old sisters will inherit the 120-acre property, which was passed down to Lisa Marie after the 1977 death of Elvis. (Lisa Marie gained access to the estate through a trust in 1993.)
In the wake of Lisa Marie’s death, her mother Priscilla Presley released a statement mourning the musician. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” she told People on Jan. 12, hours after Lisa Marie was hospitalized for a medical emergency. “She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known.”
Lisa Marie Presley posed with her daughters—Riley Keough and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood—and son Benjamin Keough in this June 2019 photo. The singer wrote on Instagram, “Mama Lion with cubs.”
Lisa Marie was joined by her daughters and mom Priscilla Presley at a handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on June 21, 2022.Shortly after celebrating her 53rd birthday in February 2021, the singer posted a family photo with her girls alongside the caption: “Thank you for all of the overwhelming birthday wishes from everyone. Like everyday, I couldn’t have made it through without these three by my side.”
Lisa Marie took Riley and Benjamin to the Hollywood premiere of Lilo and Stitch on June 16, 2002. The trio were accompanied by Lisa Marie’s half-brother Navarone Garibaldi, who Priscilla shares with ex Marco Garibaldi.
Lisa Marie and Riley unveiled a new Presley family exhibit at Graceland in August 2018. The “Lights Out” artist wrote on Instagram at the time, “Hope you all enjoy this little insight to my life.”In July 2022, two years after her son’s death, Lisa Marie explained the meaning behind design. “It’s a Celtic eternity knot. Symbolizing that we will be connected eternally,” she wrote on Instagram. “We carefully picked it to represent our eternal love and our eternal bond.”