- Lisa Marie Presley was the one daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley
- She had 4 children from two marriages: daughters Riley, Harper, and Finley, and son Benjamin
- Lisa died on Jan. 12, 2023
Lisa Marie Presley, 54, died on Thursday, Jan. 12 hours after she was rushed to the hospital for struggling cardiac arrest. Her demise got here simply days after the one daughter of Priscilla Presley, 77, and the late Elvis Presley walked the pink carpet of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards and gushed over Austin Butler‘s portrayal of The King of Rock and Roll in 2022’s Elvis. Whereas the singer-songwriter was largely referred to as Elvis’ daughter, she has 4 children who know her as their mother.
Lisa shared 4 children with two ex-husbands. She had twin daughters Harper and Finley, who she welcomed in 2008, with ex-husband Michael Lockwood. They have been married between 2006 and 2021. She additionally welcomed a daughter, Riley, and a son, Benjamin, together with her ex-husband Danny Keough. Sadly, Benjamin died in 2020 on the age of 27, so her three daughters will now inherit Graceland. Learn on to be taught extra about Lisa Marie Presley’s youngsters.
Riley, Lisa Marie and Danny’s first little one, was born on Might 29, 1989. She adopted in her mom’s footsteps into the leisure business and is a successful model and actress. She made her modeling debut in 2004 by strolling the runway for Dolce & Gabbana. Just a few years later, in 2010, she landed her first appearing gig in The Runaways, a movie that starred Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. She is greatest identified for 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Street, 2016’s American Honey, and 2017’s Logan Fortunate. She additionally appeared in a 2018 episode of Riverdale.
In Might 2022, she made her directorial debut on the Cannes Movie Pageant together with her movie, Struggle Pony. “I’m very overwhelmed. I haven’t actually taken all of it in but,” she instructed PEOPLE on the time. “It’s been fantastic … we’re simply excited.”
In 2007, Riley and her mom appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Present and defined that Riley was inspired to discover her personal likes and dislikes in an effort to be her personal individual outdoors of the well-known household. “I didn’t need her to have that shadow the place she felt competitors and intimidated by something,” Lisa Marie stated. “I wished [my children] to have the ability to do what they wished to do.”
Regardless of Riley’s push to develop as a person, she admitted that being a member of the enduring Presley household has its perks. “I’m very privileged,” she instructed The Guardian in 2017. “Like the conventional story of shifting to L.A. and it takes you three years to seek out an agent? I received one in per week.”
Nevertheless, her childhood wasn’t all luxurious. “I grew up very privileged with my mom. However my dad didn’t reside like that,” she instructed the publication. “And I feel experiencing either side has been useful. My father had mattresses on the ground of his flats. He lived in cabins and trailer parks. He simply didn’t have a lot cash.” Riley didn’t thoughts roughing it a bit, although. “My recollections of rising up with him have been so colourful and eccentric and enjoyable,” she famous. “It was vibe, you understand?
Riley doesn’t have any children, however she is married. She tied the knot with Australian stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen in 2015.
After the demise of her brother, Benjamin, Riley turned a demise doula, a educated skilled that helps others grieve via numerous types of demise and medical upsets. “Right now I completed my Demise Doula coaching, on The Artwork of Demise Midwifery coaching course by @sacred_crossings so I suppose I’m an virtually licensed demise doula now hehe,” she wrote in an Instagram publish on March 21, 2021 alongside a motivational quote. “We’re taught that its a morbid topic to speak about. Or have been so afraid of it that we’re unable to speak about it… then after all it occurs to us, and we’re very ailing ready.”
“I feel it’s so essential to be educated on acutely aware dying and demise the way in which we educate ourselves on beginning and acutely aware birthing,” she continued. “We put together ourselves so rigorously for the doorway and don’t have any preparation for our exit. So I’m so grateful for this group and to have the ability to contribute what I can.”
Benjamin Storm Presley Keough was born on Oct. 21, 1992. Apart from being referred to as one in all Elvis’ grandkids, he was typically in comparison with the late rockstar for therefore carefully resembling him. “Ben does look a lot like Elvis,” Lisa instructed CMT in 2012. “He was on the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. All people rotated and regarded when he was over there. All people was grabbing him for a photograph as a result of it’s simply uncanny.”
In contrast to his sister, who boasts over 500,000 followers on Instagram, Benjamin stored a really low profile. After his death by suicide in 2020, his pal Brandon Howard revealed what he was like in personal. “Typically he struggled with melancholy, which is a severe factor with [the coronavirus pandemic] and all the things taking place proper now and everyone being locked in the home,” he defined to PEOPLE.
He additionally stated that in contrast to Riley, Benjamin didn’t thrive being in such a well-known household. “That sort of stress is unquestionably part of what occurred,” he revealed. “It’s a tricky factor when you will have loads of stress with your loved ones and dwelling as much as a reputation and a picture. It’s loads of stress. It’s virtually such as you’re pressured into having to be a musician, having to be an actor. It was good for him to go world wide and uncover himself and have his personal mates. You by no means know what triggers it.”
He additionally described Benjamin as a loyal and caring pal. “He could be the one who would come crash with you on the sofa for weeks till you’re really feeling higher,” he famous.
Benjamin is missed immensely by his household, as Riley typically shares tributes to him on her social media. In Sept. 2022, Lisa opened up about how “extremely lonely” she felt after his demise in an essay she penned for Nationwide Grief Consciousness Day. Nevertheless, she stated her 14-year-old twins preserve her going. “I preserve going for my ladies. I preserve going as a result of my son made it very clear in his remaining moments that taking good care of his little sisters and searching for them have been on the forefront of his issues and his thoughts. He completely adored them they usually him,” she said.
Harper And Finley Lockwood
Harper and Finley Lockwood have been born on Oct. 7, 2008 to Lisa and her then-husband, Michael. They reside their lives virtually utterly out of the highlight, though they made their pink carpet debut on the 2017 ELLE Women in Hollywood occasion.
Lisa and her proud mom have spoken in regards to the twins every now and then, and in 2019, Priscilla gushed about their brains. “I can’t consider they’re so sensible [with technology],” she raved to Us Weekly. “I imply, they will deal with the cellphone higher than I can. They know methods to Google already, they know the way to attract issues and characters, and oh, my gosh. They’re simply little ladies experiencing life and having enjoyable.”
That very same yr, she stated they have been very lively ladies and have been taking ballet and opera lessons whereas on the TODAY present.