Riley Keough has fond memories of her famous stepfather.
The 27-year-old actress whose mother is Lisa Marie Presley and grandfather the late Elvis, sat down with the New York Times’ T Magazine to talk about her sexually-fueled Starz series, “The Girlfriend Experience.” During the chat, she got candid about Michael Jackson.
“I loved him,” she told the magazine and revealed how, despite being mostly raised by her father between Hawaii and Los Angeles, she often made frequent pit stops at Graceland and Neverland Ranch.
“There were toys everywhere, animals everywhere, kids everywhere,” said Keough about her time at the King of Pop’s estate in Los Olivos, Calif. “It was like being at Disneyland all day.”
That wasn’t the only way the star’s childhood was different. Keough explained how her father home-schooled her temporarily because a traditional education became, what the publication called, “too much of a nuisance.”
“Looking back on it, I’m like, ‘Wow, my upbringing was very intense,’” she said.
In 1988, Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough, with whom she had a son, Benjamin, and daughter, Riley. The couple divorced in 1994 and Lisa Marie married Jackson later that year and divorced in 1996.
She then married actor Nicholas Cage in 2002, but divorced in 2004. Lisa Marie married guitarist/producer Michael Lockwood in 2006 and divorced in 2016 after 10 years of marriage. They share twin girls, Harper and Finley.
Jackson died from a cardiac arrest at age 50 in 2009.