Funeral speech reveals Lisa Marie Presley had a secret granddaughter

Ali Condon

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Funeral speech reveals Lisa Marie Presley had a secret granddaughter

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Lisa Marie Presley was a grandmother and no one knew about it until her funeral over the weekend.

The singer and sole daughter of Elvis Presley tragically passed away on 12 January aged 54 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She is survived by her daughters Riley Keough, 33, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14.

Lisa was also the mother of son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020.

Lisa Marie was a grandmother. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie was a grandmother. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Lisa shared Riley and Benjamin with ex-husband Danny Keough and twins Harper and Finley with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

During Lisa's heartfelt memorial service at Graceland on 22 January, Riley's husband Ben Smith-Petersen read out a letter his wife had written to her late mum.

Within her letter Riley mentioned a daughter, suggesting that, unbeknownst to the public, Lisa Marie had been a grandmother.

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"Thank you for showing me that love is the most important things in this life," the letter read.

"I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters."

A representative for Riley Keough has since confirmed to Page Six that she and Ben have a child together, though no further information about the child was offered.

Ben, an Aussie stuntman, and Riley tied the knot in 2015, after meeting on the set of the film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Lisa Marie with mum Priscilla and daughters Finley, Harper, and Riley. Credit: AFF / Alamy Stock Photo
Lisa Marie with mum Priscilla and daughters Finley, Harper, and Riley. Credit: AFF / Alamy Stock Photo

Elsewhere in Riley's tribute to Lisa Marie, she wrote: "Thank you for being my mother in this life.

"I am eternally grateful to have spent 33 years with you. I'm certain I chose the best mother for me in this world and I knew that as far back as I remember you.

"I remember everything. I remember you giving me baths as a baby and I remember you driving me in my car seat listening to Aretha Franklin.

"I remember the way you would cuddle me and when I'd come into your bed at night, and the way you smelled. I remember you taking me for ice cream after school in Florida.

"I remember you singing me and my brother lullabies at night and how you would lay with us until we fell asleep."

Lisa Marie was last seen publicly just days before her passing at the Golden Globes alongside her mother Priscilla to support Austin Butler, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley.

Lisa Marie's memorial service also included performances from stars like Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose.

She was laid to rest next to her late son Benjamin.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV

Ali Condon
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