Riley Keough’s close relationship with stepdad Michael Jackson and Bubbles the chimp
Actress Riley Keough is the daughter of Elvis Presley’s only child Lisa Marie Presley, who was married to King of Pop Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996
Riley Keough once opened up about the close relationship she had with former stepdad Michael Jackson.
The actress was born into a super famous family.
Her mum Lisa Marie Presley is the only child of ‘The King’ Elvis Presley and her dad is singer-songwriter Danny Keough.
Following their divorce in 1994, Lisa Marie married King of Pop Michael.
Her children, Riley and Benjamin, who tragically died in a suicide last week, were just youngsters when they got to know the legendary singer, who was married to their mum for two years.
Speaking about her famous family on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2017, she said: “I didn’t know Elvis, but I did know Michael.
“He’d get me lots of toys and things I wanted.”
She added: “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 even once took one of Michael’s chimps to school.
His most famous pet was Bubbles the chimpanzee.
Riley said: “[He] was great. There was like a few different chimps that I remember. I don’t remember which one is which. I remember one pulling on my curtains in my house and then one went to school with me one time, which was pretty cool.”
Elvis tragically died in 1977, when Lisa Marie was just nine years old.
Riley said that although she never met him, he remains a big part of her family’s life.
She said: “We try to go to Elvis week in Memphis every year. We didn’t get to go last year or the year before, but I think we’re going to try and make it this year.
“There’s so many things. There’s a whole candle lighting thing and there’s like all kinds of activities all week. It’s pretty cool.”
Riley has paid tribute to her brother following his tragic death.
Sharing a string of pictures of them together on Instagram, she wrote: “Mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone. I can’t cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that’s new to me.
“You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could think of. Pure light. Baby brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector. Too sensitive for this harsh world.
“I hope you give me strength to endure the giant hole you’ve left in my heart. I hope you give me the strength to eat. I hope you’re cradled in love. I hope you feel my love. I hope you feel god. You are god. I can’t believe you’ve left me.
“Not you sweet Ben Ben. Anyone but you. I guess this is true heartbreak. I hope we meet again.”
Benjamin was found dead last week in an apparent suicide.
Police say he suffered a self-inflicted gun wound.