- Danny Keough is the ex-husband of Elvis Presley’s only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley
- The American actor and musician and his ex-wife started living together after about 2 decades of their divorce and when their only son together committed suicide
- His ex-wife was married to Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Lockwood
A well-established figure in the American entertainment industry, Danny Keough, the ex-husband of singer Lisa Marie Presley is a 58 years old actor and musician. He is also famous for contributing to The Lodge (2019), Cabin by the Lake (2000), and The Darkling.
More to his fame is being the only son-in-law of the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley.
His Life Before Fame
Daniel Keough was born on November 6, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
He was born about 4 years before the birth of his ex-wife, Lisa Marie who was born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the only daughter of Elvis Presley with actress, Priscilla Presley.
Danny was exposed to music while growing up and was good at playing instruments.
In the 1980s when he was in his 20s, he was playing bass for the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center.
The Career of Danny Keough
Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband is a musician who is mostly known for his ability to play bass guitar as well as an actor.
As a musician, he worked with his ex-wife’s band as a bass guitarist as well as served as a musical mentor.
Also, he performed the soundtrack, Deliver Me in the TV movie, Cabin by the Lake in 2000. The same year, he was credited for his contribution to the music department of The Darling (2000).
Looking at his life through the lens of acting, Danny is featured as Aaron Marshall in The Lodge (2019).
How He Met and Became the First Husband of Lisa
Lisa and Danny were said to have met at the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Center in 1984 where he was working as a player. At the time, the actor was 20 years old while Lisa was 16.
4 years later in 1988 when Danny was 24 and Lisa, 20, the former couple became married in a quiet ceremony with only 9 people in attendance.
Who are His Children With Elvis Presley’s Daughter?
Riley Keough is His First Child, an Actress, and Singer
Riley is the first daughter of Danny and Lisa. She was born on May 29, 1989, a year after her celebrity parents got married.
Like many members of the family, Riley has taken the path of entertainment. She is an actress, singer, model, and activist.
The 34 year old is best known for her roles in War Pony (2022), Zola (2020), The Girlfriend Experience, and The Good Doctor (2011)
As regards her relationship with her father, she opened up in a New York Times interview that her memories of being with him were colorful and fun. More to eat, she was primarily raised by him in Hawaii and Los Angeles.
His Only Son, Benjamin Keough Committed Suicide
At the age of 27 on July 12, 2020, the only son and youngest child of Danny committed suicide after he reportedly suffered from depression as well as blamed his growing up in the Scientology Church.
At first, it was revealed that he shot himself in the chest but it was later claimed that he opened his mouth and shot himself.
The autopsy of the boy who had an uncanny resemblance to his grandfather, Elvis Presley revealed that there was cocaine and alcohol in his system and also suggested that he’d made previous attempts to end his life.
Prior to his death, he had a career in the music and movie industries. Although his career never blossomed as many would have expected, he made a mark in his own right and appeared in a short film, Rod & Barry (2017), and a documentary, Elvis by the Presleys (2005).
What to Know About Danny’s Divorce From Lisa
6 years after Danny was married to Lisa, the former couple had a quick divorce in the Dominican Republic on May 6, 1994. Nonetheless, Elvis’ daughter revealed the musician as her best friend and how she would remain grateful that she had children with him.
Their relationship was solid even after their divorce and they raised their children together. Also, when they lost their son in 2020, Lisa moved in with him to grief.
Nonetheless, it was revealed that there was no form of romance even with the celebrities and former spouses living together.
Danny Keough Led a Private Romantic Life After His Divorce But Lisa Was Married 3 Times
Since his divorce from Lisa Marie Presley, Danny kept his love life under wraps and as such, there are shadowy details about his relationship ever since.
However, his ex-wife was married 3 times to Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Lockwood.
Her relationship with the late “King of pop”, Jackson started in 1992 as friends. She later fell in love with him while she was trying to be his solitude at the time he was facing child molestation accusations.
20 days after her divorce from Keough, she became married to Jackson in 1994. In January 1996, the marriage crashed, citing irreconcilable differences.
After the divorce, they remained friends and kept seeing each other for a while. She was also said to have been shattered when the music icon died in 2009.
Although Danny’s ex-wife was engaged to musician John Oszajca in 2000, she ended the engagement when she met actor Nicholas Cage whom she married in 2002, and Cage filed for a divorce the same year.
On January 22, 2006, Lisa became married to musician, Michael Lockwood with whom she bore fraternal twin girls, Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood in 2008.
In 2021 after 15 years of marriage, the marriage ended in another divorce.
How Rich is Lisa Marie Presley’s Ex-Husband?
Danny Keough has an estimated net worth of $500,000. He has earned a major part of his income from his career as a musician and actor.
Despite the inability of the public to get a hold of his complete earnings, he worked with the band of his ex-wife Lisa whose net worth is estimated at.. and who became the sole heir of Elvis Presley’s wealth.
At the time Lisa was married to him and was 25 years old, in 1993, she inherited her father’s estate which was estimated at $100 million.
Looking more into his life and riches, it has been revealed that he is not as wealthy as his ex-wife. His daughter, Riley opened up that he had mattresses on the floor of his home and at a point lived in his trailer.