Where Is Priscilla Presley Now? What We Know About the Drama Surrounding Elvis' Estate

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Priscilla Presley's A24 biopic, Priscilla—which was directed by none other than Sofia Coppola—hit theaters last year, and if you're anything like me (a pop culture-obsessed music snob and movie buff, hi 👋), you're probably thinking of her whereabouts in our good year 2024. While Baz Luhrmann's Elvis brought viewers into the fast-paced, glamorous world of the King, Priscilla takes a calmer approach to share the story of his wife before they met and as she adjusted to fame and marriage to the musician. Not to mention... there's a ton of drama surrounding Elvis' estate, Graceland, and it seemingly never ends (more on that down here 👇👇👇).

So, buckle up, make sure you're in a cozy seat, and get ready to learn about where Priscilla Presley is now. Because... her lore? It's sort of wild.

Where is Priscilla Presley now?

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Priscilla Presley attends the premiere of Priscilla at the Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2023.Kristy Sparow - Getty Images

TLDR: Priscilla Presley is alive and lives in California. In January 2023, her daughter Lisa Marie passed away from complications caused by a bowel obstruction. Ahead of her tragic death, Lisa Marie reportedly sent Sofia Coppola a series of emails about the A24 biopic, which is based on Priscilla's memoir, Elvis and Me. Priscilla is also a producer on the movie, FYI.

"My father only comes across as a predator and manipulative," Lisa Marie wrote in the message. "As his daughter, I don’t read this and see any of my father in this character. I don’t read this and see my mother’s perspective of my father. I read this and see your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous perspective and I don’t understand why?"

In another email, she wrote, "I will be forced to be in a position where I will have to openly say how I feel about the film and go against you, my mother and this film publicly." 😬

So... what happened with Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough over Lisa Marie Presley's estate?

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Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood, Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, Riley Keough, and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood in 2022.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

ICYMI, Daisy Jones & the Six star Riley Keough is Lisa Marie's eldest daughter, making her Priscilla's granddaughter. Shortly after Lisa Marie's death, Riley and Priscilla were dealing with legal drama surrounding her estate.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lisa Marie claimed she "had very little or nothing left of her inheritance from her father" Elvis but that she did own his Graceland estate, his personal effects, and a significant stake in his intellectual property rights—a.k.a the ability to "generate future revenue for her heirs in the form of postmortem book deals and movies." 👀

Riley and little her sisters, Harper and Finley, inherited Graceland from their mother, and things got complicated in January 2023 when Priscilla allegedly filed a petition to challenge her late daughter's will from 2016, replacing her as a cotrustee with Riley and her late brother Benjamin.

Since then, Priscilla and Riley have settled on an agreement for the estate. Per Entertainment Tonight, Priscilla said "My family has resolved all confusion as it relates to our plea to the court and request for document interpretation after my daughter Lisa Marie’s untimely passing. Although some media identified such a plea as a lawsuit, I want to make clear that there was never any lawsuit filed against my beloved granddaughter. As a family, we are pleased that we resolved this together."

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The estate is reportedly worth between $400 million and $500 million, according to a 2020 report by Rolling Stone. And, per a 2022 court filing in Lisa Marie's divorce, she earned seven figures from the estate every year. However, in May 2024, CNN reported that Riley is legally fighting for the estate as a company by the name of Naussany Investments & Private Lending LLC is attempting to foreclose a sale on Graceland.

According to court docs obtained by CNN, the company (which seemingly "does not exist," BTW) presented documents that allegedly showed that Lisa Marie had borrowed $3.8 million from them and "gave a deed of trust encumbering Graceland as security." The Under the Bridge star is not only suing Naussany—she also filed a temporary restraining order on May 15 to prevent any "non-judicial sale."

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