Priscilla Presley has paid tribute to her late daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on what would have been her fifty fifth birthday.
Though the grieving matriarch is at present contesting her daughter’s will, she took time to recollect the one youngster she shared with iconic musician Elvis Presley in a press release shared with People journal.
In her loving tribute, Priscilla seemingly touched on her looming legal battle with granddaughter, Riley Keough, Lisa Marie’s eldest daughter who she appointed sole trustee of her property earlier than her demise.
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“Today would have been Lisa’s 55th birthday. My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together,” wrote Priscilla, 77, stated in her assertion.
“From the first moment I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved and guided her, as I have my son,” she added, referring to her youngster Navarone Garibaldi, who she shares with ex-partner Marco Garibaldi.
“Our hearts are broken, and I am having to learn to live without my only daughter. We truly love all of you, and we feel your prayers. Thank you so much for caring so deeply for our family.”
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Lisa Marie shares Riley, 33, along with her ex-husband Danny Keough. Additionally they shared a son, Benjamin Keough, who died in 2020. Lisa Marie additionally has twin daughters, Harper and Finley, along with her ex-husband Michael Lockwood.
The tribute and vow to maintain her household collectively comes days after Priscilla filed a petition in a Los Angeles court docket questioning the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s Will.
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Priscilla was a co-trustee alongside her former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel. However Lisa Marie reportedly didn’t belief her mom or Siegel, so in 2016 she quietly amended the belief and named Riley as sole trustee till her youthful daughters come of age.
It wasn’t till Lisa Marie’s demise that Priscilla found the change. Nonetheless, she claims paperwork outlining the modification have been by no means delivered to her whereas Lisa Marie was nonetheless alive – a required by the phrases of the belief – and is due to this fact invalid.
Within the meantime, Riley is in control of the belief, which incorporates Elvis’ Graceland property and 15 per cent possession of the legendary musician’s property.
Final week, attorneys for Priscilla filed a petition in Los Angeles questioning the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s will, which states that her belief — which incorporates Elvis’ Graceland property and 15 p.c possession of Elvis’ property — can be left to her three daughters.
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