Benjamin Keough never knew his maternal grandfather, Elvis Presley — but he sure gets a good feel for how he looked whenever he catches his reflection: In the words of mother Lisa Marie Presley, the 20-year-old is “without a question” the spitting image of her father.
“He was at the Opry and was the quiet storm behind the stage,” Lisa Marie told CMT last fall. “Everybody turned around and looked when he was over there. Everybody was grabbing him for a photo because it is just uncanny. Sometimes I am overwhelmed when I look at him.”
Although Benjamin resembles his grandfather, he has his own style and goals — even though both his mother and father, Danny Keough, are in the music business.
“He’s doing his own thing right now. I’m going to let him decide when he wants to go out and do what he wants to do,” Lisa Marie told Huffington Post last week.
Back in 2009, there were rumors that Ben landed a $5 million record deal… But, four years later, we haven’t seen any results. Lisa Marie didn’t talk specifically about those record rumors, but she did say that Benjamin does things at his own pace.
“He loves to be part of it. He loves touring,” Lisa Marie said of Benjamin’s involvement in music. “It’s on his time frame.”
Although Ben is the only grandson to Elvis and Priscilla Presley, his three sisters bear (more feminine) resemblances to The King. Lisa Marie said her children also remind her of Elvis’ spirit.
“They’ve all got a little bit of him in them,” she told CMT. “They all have their own little traits, and I can just sense it, you know?”