Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Riley Keough, Finley and Harper Lockwood place their handprints in cement at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles


  • Lisa Marie Presley would reportedly be upset and pissed with her mom Priscilla Presley contesting her will
  • Lisa Marie and Priscilla allegedly had a complicated relationship since the former felt the latter was controlling
  • Riley Keough was reportedly disappointed about Priscilla questioning her mom's will

Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley were not close, according to sources.

Lisa Marie's mom is questioning the validity of the amendment of her 2016 will. An anonymous source close to the late singer spoke with the New York Post and claimed that Lisa Marie wouldn't want her mom contesting her will.

"Lisa would be pissed!" the source said. "She would be so upset that Priscilla is doing this. Riley is an amazing trustee ... and Lisa's youngest daughters are in the best of hands with her."

Lisa Marie's anonymous pal also discussed the mother and daughter's relationship. The tipster said Lisa Marie and Priscilla were not close and had a difficult relationship.

"I know with Lisa and Priscilla that they always had a strange relationship. They were often estranged," the source said. "t was quite often Priscilla, Lisa Marie's half-brother, Navarone, and her ex-husband Michael Lockwood together in one corner ... It was always a bone of contention for Lisa. But I was shocked to see a filing for the trust from the Priscilla side."

The outlet added that neither Navarone nor Lockwood was invited to the funeral. Lisa Marie and Lockwood had been embroiled in a divorce and custody battle. Lockwood said he had to chaperone his 14-year-old twins with Lisa Marie, Finley and Harper.

Lockwood didn't have a seat, and Priscilla reportedly sorted it out, so he could stay in the memorial service.

Another source told Entertainment Tonight that Lisa Marie and Priscilla "did not have a healthy or close relationship." Things were reportedly "very complicated" between Elvis Presley's wife and daughter before the latter passed.

"Lisa Marie was struggling, and it definitely put a strain on her relationship with her mother," the source added. "Lisa Marie always felt Priscilla was trying to have control over her."

The tipster added that Lisa Marie had "always meant for her children to inherit her trust." In her will's amendment six years ago, Lisa Marie chose her daughter Riley Keough and son Benjamin Keough as her co-trustees. Benjamin died by suicide in 2020. She dropped Priscilla and her former manager Barry Siegel.

Joel Weinshanker, a managing partner at Elvis Presley Enterprises, told SiriusXM's Elvis Radio that Lisa Marie was "very very certain" about leaving her estate to her children.

"[It] was always Riley and Ben," he said, per the New York Post. "There was never a question in her mind that they would be the stewards, that they would look at it exactly the way she did. Obviously, when Ben passed, it really sat with Riley. Although Riley is a movie star [and] an award-winning director, she had always had an interest and had always known that one day, she would be in charge of [things]."

The insider added that Riley was "disappointed" that Priscilla challenged her mom's trust. The "Mad Max: Fury Road" star was not pleased with her grandmother's move against "her mom's wishes."

"Riley wants to keep the family together and keep Lisa Marie's legacy in a positive light, but she feels that her grandmother's actions are pushing the family apart even more," the source added. "It's upsetting to her as she does want to have a relationship with Priscilla, but at this point in time, they are not close."

Lisa Marie Presley, shown here in 2018, passed away on January 12, 2023, her family said