If there was ever a man who needed no introduction, it’s Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. But while you may be an Elvis expert, far less is known about the ex-wife and daughter he left behind, and the family they’ve raised since. The Presleys have lived fascinating lives, from ex-wife Priscilla and granddaughter Riley’s involvement with the Church of Scientology to Lisa Marie Presley’s four marriages (two to major celebs!). We’re looking inside the family of Priscilla, from her exes to her kids (and grandkids!)
While Priscilla is known as a charitable figure and actor now, she was a normal teenage girl when she met Elvis. The pair met when she was only 14 and he was 24, forming a romantic bond. It’s, erm, hard to hear about their relationship once you learn more details (like how he called her “Little One.”)
Despite this, the former Scientologist has blossomed into a successful, powerful woman in the industry who adores her ever-growing family. She’s made sure her talented family is more than a rock and roll legacy. They’re a family like any other, and a beautiful, blended, unique one at that.
Here’s a look inside Priscilla’s family.
A version of this article was originally published in July 2020.
Priscilla Presley was married to Elvis Presley from 1967-1973, first meeting when she was only a child. They had their daughter Lisa Marie Presley on Feb. 1, 1968, exactly nine months after their wedding.
Priscilla has had a long career as both an actress and a businesswoman. She helped monetize Elvis’ Graceland estate and starred in the Naked Gun trilogy, as well as a recurring role on Dallas.
She’s also been linked to many men since Elvis’ death, including Robert Kardashian, male model Michael Edwards, and restaurateur Richie Palmer. However, she was linked to screenwriter Marco Garibaldi the longest, with them living together for over twenty years and sharing a son named Navarone Garibaldi, born on March 1, 1987.
She was also a dedicated member of the Church of Scientology for decades, only leaving when her daughter Lisa Marie turned against them in 2016, saying she was “done.” The Church of Scientology has since reportedly declared both Priscilla and Lisa Marie “suppressive persons” in response, and Priscilla’s granddaughter Riley is urged to minimize contact.
After Priscilla Presley’s divorce from Elvis Presley, she went on to be linked to many stars. However, things got serious when she met Marco Garibaldi back in 1984 through a mutual friend. They were together for 22 years, living together for 21 of those years and even welcomed a son named Navarone Garibaldi in 1987.
He was a producer and screenwriter who switched career paths and turned into a computer programmer, per Daily Mail. However, he and Priscilla split up in 2006.
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley was born in Tennessee to Elvis and Priscilla Presley in 1968. When she was only nine years old, her father died and she became the sole inheritor of Graceland, worth an estimated $298 million in today’s money. Over her career as a singer-songwriter, she released three albums: To Whom It May Concern, Now What, and Storm & Grace.
Lisa Marie was married to four men for varying lengths of time: Danny Keough for four years, Michael Jackson for two years, Nicolas Cage for three months, and Michael Lockwood for a decade.
She is the mother of four children. She and her ex-husband Keough welcomed two children named Riley and Benjamin. Lisa Marie also has twin girls named Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood.
Her personal life was often troubled, and she struggled with substance abuse and opioid addiction off and on for years starting in 2008. Her financial life was also complicated, and the star has an estimated net worth of negative $16 million after issues with her estate. She has sued former financial manager Barry Siegel and alleges that he mismanaged her funds.
In 2020, Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin died by suicide at age 27. She penned a poignant essay on grief for PEOPLE, writing, “I keep going for my girls. I keep going because my son made it very clear in his final moments that taking care of his little sisters and looking out for them were on the forefront of his concerns and his mind. He absolutely adored them and they him.”
Sadly, Lisa Marie died on January 12 from cardiac arrest, per CNN. Loving tributes poured in, including one from John Travolta, which read: “Lisa baby girl, I’m so sorry. I’ll miss you but I know I’ll see you again. My love and heart goes out to Riley, Priscilla, Harper and Finley.” Leah Remini wrote that she was “heartbroken” over the untimely passing. “Lisa did not have an easy life, as some might think,” the actress wrote. “May she be at peace, resting with her son and father now.”
Navarone Garibaldi is Priscilla Presley and Marco Garibaldi’s only son, born March 1, 1987. Navarone’s passion in life is music and he is the frontman of the band Them Guns, which he formed in 2013.
Earlier in 2022, he married Elisa Achilli, whom he has a twelve-year age gap with, in a private ceremony in Switzerland, per Page Six. It’s reported that the two have been together for around four years before tying the knot.
Lisa Marie and Danny’s daughter Danielle Riley Keough is a model and actress known for The Girlfriend Experience, Mad Max: Fury Road, Logan Lucky, and more. Born in California, the oldest grandchild of Elvis is married to stuntman Ben Smith-Petersen, who runs a production company. She started modeling at 15 years old and going by her middle name Riley.
Along with acting and modeling, she made her directorial debut in 2020 at the Cannes Film Festival.
Despite mom Lisa Marie’s exit from Scientology in 2016, she is believed to still be affiliated with the Church, along with dad Danny Keough.
The Daisy Jones & The Six star married Ben Smith-Petersen in 2015, and welcomed a daughter in 2022.
Benjamin Storm Keough passed away at age 27 at his Calabasas home in an apparent suicide. Known for keeping a low profile, Benjamin had a few acting credits and 2009 record deal, and was known to be close to mom Lisa Marie. He was also known for bearing a striking resemblance to dad Elvis.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Finley Aaron Love & Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood
Priscilla Presley’s twin granddaughters Harper and Finley were born on Oct. 7, 2008, to their parents Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood.
Their parents were locked in an ugly custody battle and drawn-out divorce. The twins were temporarily removed from their parents custody in 2020 after Presley alleged that Lockwood had child pornography on his computer, and Lockwood alleged that Presley’s substance abuse issues put their children in harm’s way. The twins were out of protective custody, and the divorce was finalized in 2021.
After Lisa Marie passed away, they’ve been placed under their father’s custody. Rare photos were published on May 2023 from their middle school graduation, and it showed that already, Finley looks like her mother’s mini-me!