Riley Keough looked downcast when she was spotted out with her husband Ben Smith running errands in Los Angeles this Thursday.
She skipped that day’s UK premiere of her latest TV project amid reports she is no longer on speaking terms with grandmother Priscilla Presley over their ongoing inheritance battle.
Keough told her Instagram followers she had ‘FOMO’ (fear of missing out) as co-stars Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone promoted their Amazon Prime series, Daisy Jones & The Six, without her in London on Thursday.
The 33-year-old is said to be locked in a fierce battle with 77-year-old Priscilla who is upset after being written out of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will.
Keough’s absence took many by surprise considering she is the titular star of the series which follows a rock band in the 1970s and their rise in the LA music scene.
On the go: Riley Keough looked downcast when she was spotted out with her husband Ben Smith running errands in Los Angeles this Thursday
Together: Keough and Smith, who have been married since 2015, were spotted together shopping in the suburban area of Calabasas
Elvis Presley’s widow Priscilla (left) is reportedly no longer speaking with granddaughter Riley Keough (right) amid an ongoing dispute over her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s (middle) will
‘No one really thought Riley would be involved in the screen and Q&A, given everything she has been through over recent weeks, but her absence was noticeable as her co-stars discussed scenes involving Daisy,’ a guest at the London event told the Daily Mirror.
‘It felt a little odd that the lead actress wasn’t there but Camila was absolutely enchanting during the discussion and wowed the audience with her witty observations and quips.’
Keough and her grandmother are understood to no longer be on speaking terms following the row over Lisa Marie’s will.
The late star died suddenly from a cardiac arrest on January 12 aged 54, just two days after she had attended the Golden Globes.
Priscilla, the widow of Elvis Presley, had been named as a trustee of her daughter’s estate until 2016 when it was changed to make Keough and her brother Benjamin the sole heirs.
Benjamin died by suicide in 2020 meaning the fortune now belongs to Keough.
Priscilla is contending the 2016 amendment and has questioned the authenticity of her late daughter’s signatures on the document.
It is unclear how much money Lisa Marie left as some reports speculate the troubled singer-songwriter squandered the $100 million fortune she inherited following her dad’s death in 1977.
Keough’s co-stars Suki Waterhouse, left, and Camila Morrone, right, partied without her on Thursday night at the premiere of their new Amazon Prime series Daisy Jones & The Six
On Thursday insiders close to the family told Entertainment Tonight: ‘Riley has been mourning the loss of her mother and is heartbroken to have to deal with a trust dispute with a family member.’
‘Priscilla is adamant that she has a valid case and that she will prevail in court.
‘Riley and Priscilla aren’t communicating at this time, but have been in communication through lawyers.’
It comes after Priscilla urged fans to ‘ignore the noise’ over the dispute just a few weeks ago.
The source added that while Keough would prefer to settle this dispute privately, both women are now ‘gearing up’ for a bitter court battle.
‘She is heartbroken that this has turned into a public matter and knows her mother would never want this,’ the source said, noting that Priscilla has remained ‘convinced that [the] old documents had been forged.’
Keough, who in the past three years has had to bury both her mother and brother, has been ‘very stressed’ over the dispute, but is ‘trying to keep a positive attitude,’ the source said.
But despite skipping the star-studded screening on Thursday night she was quick to promote her latest series on her Instagram account.
Ben’s suicide in 2020 left Riley (right) as the sole trustee for Lisa Marie’s estate, but Priscilla hopes to make this amendment invalid. Riley is seen here in the final photo with her mother before the 54-year-old died
Lisa Marie is seen with her parents, Elvis and Priscilla Presley, in 1970. The only child of the King of Rock, the singer inherited $100million from her father after his 1977 death
Legal documents reveal Priscilla Presley is contesting a 2016 amendment daughter Lisa Marie made to her will before she died from cardiac arrest in January
Priscilla is contending the 2016 amendment to her daughter’s will
Priscilla and her granddaughter Riley are said to no longer be on speaking terms over the legal row