Two months after Daisy Jones & the Six actress Riley Keough was named the only trustee of her late mom Lisa Marie Presley‘s estate, the star has opened up about the chaos that engulfed her world in the wake of her mother’s passing.

In a brand new Self-importance Honest cowl story, Elvis’ solely grandchild addresses the swirl of headlines and drama that adopted after Lisa Marie’s dying on Jan. 12 at age 54 after a hospitalization following cardiac arrest.

“When my mom passed, there was a lot of chaos in every aspect of our lives. Everything felt like the carpet had been ripped out and the floor had melted from under us,” Keough stated of the passing of Elvis’ solely little one; an post-mortem decided {that a} complication Presley skilled following weight reduction surgical procedure a number of years in the past that brought on a small bowel obstruction was her reason for dying.

“Everyone was in a bit of a panic to understand how we move forward, and it just took a minute to understand the details of the situation, because it’s complicated,” Keogh continued. “We are a family, but there’s also a huge business side of our family. So I think that there was clarity that needed to be had.”

Requested to verify that that readability has been achieved, Keough stated, “clarity has been had.”

The settlement earlier this summer season reportedly concerned a $1 million cost to Priscilla and the reimbursement of $400,000 in authorized charges.

Requested if issues between Keough and her grandmother are completely smoothed out, the actress was a bit extra guarded, however optimistic in regards to the potentialities. “Things with Grandma will be happy. They’ve never not been happy,” she stated, hesitating earlier than describing the scene after her mom’s passing.

“There was a bit of upheaval, but now everything’s going to be how it was. She’s a beautiful woman, and she was a huge part of creating my grandfather’s legacy and Graceland,” she stated of Priscilla. “It’s very important to her. He was the love of her life. Anything that would suggest otherwise in the press makes me sad because, at the end of the day, all she wants is to love and protect Graceland and the Presley family and the legacy. That’s her whole life. So it’s a big responsibility she has tried to take on. None of that stuff has really ever been a part of our relationship prior. She’s just been my grandma.”

As for the conflicting stories about whether or not Priscilla can be allowed to be buried at Graceland — the place Elvis and his mother and father are interred — Keough stated she doesn’t know why that’s even up for debate. “I don’t understand what the drama in the news was about. Yeah. If she wants to be, of course,” she stated. “Sharing Graceland with the world was her idea from the start. I always had positive and beautiful memories and association with Graceland. Now, a lot of my family’s buried there, so it’s a place of great sadness at this point in my life.”

The interview additionally revealed the title of the kid Keough welcoming privately through surrogate in August 2022, Tupelo Storm Smith-Petersen, whose first title is a nod to Elvis’ Mississippi birthplace. “It’s funny because we picked her name before the Elvis movie,” Keough says of the Oscar-winning Baz Luhrmann biopic starring Austin Butler as The King.

“I was like, ‘This is great because it’s not really a well-known word or name in relation to my family — it’s not like Memphis or something… Then when the Elvis movie came out, it was like, Tupelo this and Tupelo that. I was like, ‘Oh, no.’ But it’s fine.” The kid’s center title is a nod to her late brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 when he was 27; her brother can be buried at Graceland.