Benjamin Keough | Elvis Presley's Grandson
January 22, 2016
- Benjamin Keough : Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough.
- Grandson of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
- Brother of Danielle Riley Keough.
Ben Keough carries the very dominant Elvis Presley gene inheriting the famous pout and baby blues eyes that his mother Lisa Marie also dons.The resemblance is spooky to say the least, because given the year, if Ben Keough would dye his locks jet black he would be identical to his late grandpa, The King of Rock and Roll', Elvis Presley.
Ben Keough / Storm & Grace
Lisa Marie and Ben stepped out for a red carpet event in Sin City, aka Las Vegas, on Thursday night for the opening of The Elvis Presley Theatre at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
Later, the picture below of Lisa Marie Presley and her son was posted on Twitter.
Ben Keough, Lisa marie Presley, 2013.
The resemblance isn't lost on Lisa Marie, either. In 2012, Lisa told CMT that she is sometimes 'overwhelmed' when she looks at Ben and sees her late father. 'He does (look so much like Elvis)!' she said. 'He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage. Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny'.
Elvis Presley's grandchildren Ben Keough (L) and Riley Keough stand in front of Graceland January 8, 2015.
Benjamin is the son of Lisa Marie and her ex, Danny Keough. The pair also have a daughter, Riley Keough (above).
Interestingly enough, while Benjamin Keough is a dead ringer for grandfather Elvis Presley, his grandmother, Priscilla Presley, isn't too keen on unrelated impersonators. When she spoke about the opening of a new chapel bearing her husband's name, Priscilla assured that Elvis impersonators would not be part of the experience.
'This is all first-class', she told the Associated Press recently. 'This is not a joke. The wedding chapel is not a joke'.
Riley Keough holds her little sister Finley Lockwood in front of Graceland January 8, 2015.
Priscilla Presley added that she believes impersonators only cheapen his memory.
'Elvis had a lot of dignity. Elvis had a lot of class', she said. 'He was a beautiful specimen of a man'.
Benjamin Keough isn't the only one of Elvis Presley's grandchildren attracting attention. His sister, Riley Keough, has played a few roles in Hollywood and made headlines briefly in 2013 when rumors circulated that she stole Robert Pattinson away from Kristen Stewart. Those reports turned out to be false, though Riley made headlines again this year when she married her fiancé, Ben Smith-Peterson.
And the inevitable ....
No denying those genes: Lisa Marie's fraternal twin girls, Harper and Finley, both have the family's Presley pout.
Riley Keough and Ben Keough in 2010 (more photos like this).
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