Lisa Marie Presley's Son Looked Almost Identical To His Grandfather Elvis
Lisa Marie Presley's death on January 12, 2023, is the latest tragedy to befall the Presley family. Her father, the legendary Elvis Presley, was only 42 when he died in 1977, and her son, Benjamin Keough, was just 27 when he passed away in 2020. although Benjamin never met Elvis and appeared to want to maintain his privacy right up until his tragic passing, fans of the family couldn't help but compare the two. They seemingly could never get over just how much the young man resembled the King.
Rock 'n' roll royalty
Some sort of resemblance between Elvis and Benjamin is not too surprising. After all, Lisa Maria's parents — and Benjamin's grandparents — are Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie came into the world on February 1, 1968, exactly nine months after Elvis and Priscilla got married. And when Lisa Marie was born, Priscilla apparently couldn't have been happier.
It was the best of times
Priscilla wrote about Lisa Marie's birth in a 1985 piece for People. “Our daughter, Lisa Marie, was born at 5:01 p.m. on Feb. 1, 1968,” she explained. “The nurse brought [Lisa Marie] into my room, and I cradled her in my arms. She was so tiny – so beautiful.” And Elvis was pretty pleased with the new arrival, too.
All shook up
Priscilla continued, “Elvis came into the room and kissed me, thrilled that we had had a perfectly normal, healthy baby. Then he took us both in his arms and held us.” This was a marked change of attitude from how he’d apparently felt about the baby just a few months before. Priscilla revealed that Elvis had asked for a trial separation while she was seven months pregnant.
Priscilla wrote of this period, “I don’t think Elvis really intended to leave me. It wasn’t his style. I later realized he had questions about how a baby would affect his life. Would his public accept him as a father? He wasn’t even sure if his fans had adapted to his becoming a husband. How loyal would they be?” Luckily, the decision to split was soon reversed.