Lisa Marie Presley’s Daughter Riley Keough Posts Rare Snap With Her Father

by Samantha Whidden

Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter Riley Keough took a rare snapshot with her father, Danny Keough, while at the beach earlier this month.

“Dad and co. 📷 @jadanhuter,” Riley Keough writes in the post, featuring her enjoying a swim with her dad. 

Presley was married to Keough from 1988 until 1994. Less than a month later, Presley married pop icon, Michael Jackson. Presley and Keough had two children, Riley and Benjamin. The family experienced a tragedy last year when Benjamin committed suicide in July.

Riley Keough Shares Details About Her Father’s Life Post Divorce From Lisa Marie Presley

During an interview with The Guardian in 2017, Riley Keough recalled what life was like for her father after his divorce from her mother. “I grew up very privileged with my mother. But My dad didn’t live like that. And I think experiencing both sides has been helpful.”

Riley Keough also shared that her father had mattresses on the floor of his apartments. He also lived in cabins and trailer parks. “He just didn’t have much money,” Keough explained. But her childhood memories of him were described as colorful, eccentric, and just fun. 

“It was a good vibe, you know?” Riley Keough continued. “When I was like eight, I told him, ‘I want to grow up and be poor life you!’ He was eating a bowl of cereal. I didn’t realize how wildly offensive that was.” 

Keough Opens Up About Coping With the Loss of Her Brother Benjamin 

Just one year after losing her brother, Riley Keough opened up to the New York Times about how she has coped with the grief she experienced. “It’s very complicated for our minds to put [tragedy] somewhere because it’s so outrageous.”

Keough also shared that she recently became a death doula. She said instead of helping to facilitate a birth, she helps guide others through the issues that arise during the final stage of their lives. She stated she wanted to make sure that she was feeling everything and wasn’t running from everything. 

“That’s really what’s help me,” Keough explained. “Being able to put myself in a position of service. If I can help other people, maybe I can find a way to help myself. But there’s this sense of the fragility of life and how every moment matters to me now.”

Keough goes on to explain the death of her brother helped her figure new things out for her life. “I think growing up, I was always searching for answers. Now I know that everything’s inside of me,” the actress said. She goes on to add that all everyone can do is surround and be present for the experience.