Riley Keough has locked out her grandmother Priscilla Presley from accessing certain areas of the Graceland estate.
Although it is unclear why she took action, this comes after Priscilla filed a petition to question the authenticity and validity of the will left behind by her daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
Lisa Marie’s will, which is reportedly worth $35 million, names her daughter Riley and her late son Benjamin as the sole executor of the singer’s estate.
Amid the drama, Lisa Marie’s ex, Michael Lockwood, has asked a court to allow him to represent their daughters in any hearing concerning the will.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Riley Keough Locks Priscilla Presley Out Of Graceland
According to a report from Radar Online, Priscilla has been deemed persona non grata at the Graceland estate. Sources told the publication that her granddaughter Riley Keough “changed the locks on the upstairs doors and archives” on a trip to Memphis, preventing the 77-year-old from accessing those areas to which she previously had keys.
While neither of the duo has commented on the matter, it is presumed that their ongoing feud might have played a part.
The pair have been at odds since Elvis’ ex-wife contested the will of her daughter Lisa Marie, which names Riley and her late brother Benjamin Keough as the co-trustees of the singer’s estate, which is reportedly worth $35 million.
Due to Benjamin committing suicide in 2020, Riley takes on the role of sole executor of the will, pending the outcome of the court case.
Lisa Marie Presley’s Ex Wants To Represent Their Twin Daughters
Shortly after Lisa Marie’s death in January, Priscilla filed a suit to question the “authenticity and validity” of a 2016 amendment made to the will, which removed her as one of the trustees to her estate.
In the filing, Priscilla claimed that Lisa Marie’s signature on the document appeared “inconsistent. “She further maintained that Lisa Marie’s name was misspelled on the paper and that it was never delivered to her as required or notarized.
Amid the drama, Lisa Marie’s ex, Lockwood, has asked a court to appoint him “guardian ad litem” over his 14-year-old daughters Harper and Finley, whom he shares with the late singer, per Page Six.
The 61-year-old guitarist and the “Where No One Stands” crooner was married for a decade before they split in 2016.
If Lockwood’s motion is approved, he will have the authority to represent his daughters in a subsequent hearing about his wife’s trust and for the duration of the legal case.
Lisa Maire Presley Was ‘Estranged From Priscilla’
It was previously reported that Lisa Marie was at odds with her ex since their split. The late singer was also not on speaking terms with her mother before her death, per reports.
“Lisa [Marie] didn’t want to have anything to do with her mom,” a source shared. “She was basically estranged from Priscilla for the last seven to eight years. They only talked when there was no option.”
Another source told People, “Lisa really didn’t feel that Priscilla was doing anything in her best interest and wouldn’t remain quiet when she was being taken advantage of.”
A third claimed that Lisa Marie’s decision to leave her wealth to Riley is what Elvis Presley would have wanted.
“We just want to think about what Lisa would’ve wanted, and that’s what’s best for Elvis. She never had a doubt in her mind that that’s Riley,” claimed the insider per Entertainment Tonight.
Riley Keough ‘Heartbroken’ Over Issues With Priscilla Presley
Since the petition from Priscilla, she and her granddaughter have only communicated via their lawyers. An insider shared that the ordeal has left Riley “heartbroken” and that she “would prefer to settle this dispute privately” rather than have a protracted court case.
“She is heartbroken that this has turned into a public matter and knows her mother would never want this,” the source said, per the publication.
Riley reportedly felt “very stressed” by her feud with Priscilla, but she has worked to “keep a positive attitude” in the hopes that the will’s provisions will not be overturned.
In the meantime, the cause of Lisa Marie’s death is yet to be determined. She was buried at the Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, next to her beloved son, Benjamin.