Most people know Benjamin Keough as the grandson of the late rock and roll king, Elvis Presley. Many people also know that his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, is an accomplished musician, as well as a passionate philanthropist. What about the young man himself? Who really is he and what does he do for a living? All these and more of your burning questions about the reclusive personality will be answered below.
Who is Benjamin Keough?
Benjamin Storm Keough was born on the 21st of October 1992 in Tampa, Florida. His nationality is therefore American while his ethnicity is Caucasian. There is a paucity of details with regards to Keough’s early life or educational background. It is, however, a given fact that he must have enjoyed a luxurious childhood, seeing his illustrious family background. That background comprises of a grandfather who is one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Benjamin Keough found himself at the center of a Twitter storm, in June 2019, thanks to his legendary grandpa. His mom had shared a rare family photo of all of her kids and fans were struck by the striking resemblance between Keough and his late grandfather. One fan declared that Keough looked exactly like Elvis while another stated that he was the spitting image of his granddad. Another fellow cheekily declared that Keough was a hunk, resemblance or no resemblance.
What Does Benjamin Keough Do For A Living?
Benjamin Keough maintains a low profile in comparison to the other members of his family. Consequently, it is really difficult to decipher what the young man does for a living. The most clue we have is a 2013 interview that his mom granted the Huffington Post. In the interview, Lisa Marie disclosed that her son was just doing his own thing and that she was going to give him the freedom to do what he wants. The musician also stated that she lets her son decide about making public outings. As a result of this freehand, Keough has shied away from the spotlight for several years. The young man, however, made a rare appearance at Graceland in August 2017. This was during a candlelight vigil to mark the 40th anniversary of his grandfather’s death.
Keough’s mother is Lisa Marie Presley – the only child of the late Elvis Presley and was born on the 1st of February 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. She spent most part of her childhood surrounded by musicians, as well as attending concerts and unsurprisingly decided to pursue a career in that direction.
Lisa Marie dropped her first studio album, To Whom It May Concern, in April 2003. The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard top 200 albums charts and sold at least half-a-million copies. Since this initial success, the lady has dropped other albums such as Now What and Storm & Grace. She has also collaborated with other artists and has supported several charity initiatives. Keough’s dad is Danny Keough, a Chicago-born musician who has played the bass guitar for several bands. Lisa Marie and Keough first met in the course of their music work and tied the knot on the 3rd of October 1988. The couple was married for roughly five years before Lisa Marie obtained a divorce in May 1996. The two, however, remain close friends and confidants.
Benjamin Keough has three sisters, a number that is relatively low, given his mom’s several nuptials. Keough’s mom is one woman who is not afraid to try again in matters of the heart. The singer first got married to Danny Keough in 1988. The union produced two kids, Danielle Riley, and Benjamin but the marriage ended in 1994. Lisa Marie was also married to the king of pop, Michael Jackson. The union lasted from 1994 to 1996 and did not produce any kids. Keough’s mom got married for a third time in August 2002, this time to the famed actor – Nicolas Cage. The union did not produce any kids and they divorced after just three months. Lisa Marie tied the knot with music producer/director, Michael Lockwood, in 2006. The union produced twin girls, Harper and Finley, and they divorced in 2016.
Benjamin Keough thus has one older sister, Riley and two younger maternal half-sisters, Harper and Finley. Riley is an award-winning actress, as well as a model. She has appeared in several movies and TV series, including Magic Mike, Logan Lucky, Mad Max: Fury Road, It Comes at Night, The House That Jack Built, Welcome The Stranger and The Girlfriend Experience (which fetched her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie). Riley also featured in the 2016 epic road drama, American Honey and this fetched her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. Riley Keough is married to stuntman, Ben Smith-Petersen. The couple tied the knot in 2015.