Lisa Marie Presley secured her spot in Hollywood with her well-known ancestry and singing abilities. She was almost certain to find herself in the spotlight in some manner as the sole child of the late great Elvis Presley, but she has managed to firmly establish that position with her own vocal abilities. She was likely kept in the spotlight by relationships with other famous people, whether or not she wanted all the attention.
Despite the fact that many already know, Lisa Marie had previously been married to both Nicolas Cage, who starred in National Treasure, and Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. She also married singer Danny Keough before both of that marriages. In 1988, she and Danny exchanged vows. The former couple, whose relationship didn’t last, are once again in the press together, but for a rather tragic reason: Benjamin Keough, their son, died at the age of 27. According to TMZ, Benjamin died on July 12, 2020, apparently by suicide.
Lisa Marie’s representative reportedly told CNN that she “Cherished that boy, and was left “completely distraught, inconsolable, and beyond saddened” by the tragic death. She was in love with him.” CNN added that no other information was given, including the precise date of Benjamin’s passing.
If you’re interested in learning more about Benjamin’s parents’ past, let’s examine their relationship and eventual separation in more detail. According to what it sounds like, at least one of the former lovers is feeling a twinge of regret.
The mother of Lisa Marie Presley enthused about Danny Keough as a “wonderful person.”
Although Lisa Marie Presley’s romance with Michael Jackson frequently made news, he wasn’t the only famous person she was associated with. The first of Lisa Marie’s four spouses was Danny Keough. The couple was married for six years before divorcing in 1994, according to Cheatsheet. (Yes, the same year she ended up getting married to Jackson!) Lisa Marie and Danny had two kids together: Riley Keough, an actress who starred in The Girlfriend Experience and Mad Max Fury Road, and the aforementioned Benjamin Keough.
The beginning of Lisa Marie and Danny’s relationship sounded like calm if quick, sailing. They reportedly met at a “church social facility,” moved in together very fast, and exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony at the Celebrity Center International of the Church of Scientology. Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother, raved about the coupling. Priscilla stated to People via her publicist, “Lisa Marie has my whole support. I could not be happier for the two of them. Danny is a fantastic person. The next three months will be spent on their honeymoon at an undisclosed location.” News of the couple’s first child’s impending birth soon spread.
Danny was 23 and Lisa Marie was barely 20 when they got married in 1988. She would eventually bring up her youth while talking about the breakdown of the relationship.
Lisa Marie Presley seems to mourn her breakup with Danny Keough.
In an interview with Marie Claire in 2007, Lisa Marie Presley hinted that she regretted her breakup with Danny Keough. “My biggest error? We’ll see “Lisa Marie took stock. “How should I put this? Um, okay. The worst mistake I ever made was leaving my first marriage for the person I left it for.” (I should mention that Michael Jackson was the one in question. She and MJ wed just 20 days after Lisa Marie and Danny’s separation, according to Amo Mama.)
However, Lisa Marie acknowledged that Danny’s age and the renown that came with being Elvis Presley’s daughter both contributed to the breakdown of their relationship.
“I had been incredibly protected. I wed for the first time when I was very, very young “Marie Claire was informed by her. “And because I had more than he had in the marriage I was in, there was a lot of anger toward who I was, and it turned into a power battle. I, therefore, believe in my mind that I will find a better compatible partner. I didn’t believe what everyone else believed, which was that I must have been insane.”
Hey, 20/20 hindsight. Despite the fact that none of Lisa Marie’s marriages were successful, her children gave her a new type of love. It makes her demise even more heartbreaking because, as her rep claimed, her son Benjamin Keough was the real “love of her life.”