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Elvis Presley's Granddaughter Riley Gets Candid About The Relationship With Her Stepfather Michael Jackson

June 4, 2019

As the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and stepdaughter of Michael Jackson, Riley Keough has always been in the spotlight.

Lisa Marie confirms her marriage to MJ

The daughter of the late Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, confirmed that she and singer Michael Jackson got married.

She noted that they got hitched secretly outside the country because they both wanted a private ceremony without the distraction of the press. In a statement issued in Los Angeles by MJJ Productions, Lisa said:

My married name is Mrs. Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson. I am very much in love with Michael. I dedicate my life to being his wife. I understand and support him. We both look forward to raising a family and living a happy, healthy life together.

At the time of her marriage to the King of Pop, Lisa was separated from her former husband, Danny Keough. They have two children – Danielle (Riley) and Benjamin.

What kind of stepfather was Michael Jackson

As a guest on Late Late Show with James Corden, Riley opens up about her childhood with the King of Pop as her stepfather. She said:

I didn’t know Elvis, but I did know Michael. He’d get me lots of toys and things I wanted. One time he got me this really nice watch. We were at Disneyland. He bought me this really nice watch. It was a Beauty and the Beast watch — It was a really special one.

Riley’s mother Lisa Marie Presley was married to the King of Pop for a few years. The actress also revealed that she got to hang out with Bubbles the Chimp.

Though she didn’t remember which one was Bubbles, Riley recalls taking the chimp to school. That must have been pretty cool.

Riley loved her step-father

Apart from her father, Riley’s mother had two other high-profile marriages. One was to Michael Jackson, and the other — to Nicolas Cage.

Though she was mostly raised by her father, Riley had frequent stops at two legendary homes — Graceland and Neverland Ranch. On her relationship with the King of Pop, the actress said she loved him.

She said: “There were toys everywhere, animals everywhere, kids everywhere. It was like being at Disneyland all day."

Currently, the eldest granddaughter of Elvis is an actress. She's well known for her appearance in Mad Max: Fury Road and TV series The Girlfriend Experience.