Danny Keough: The Famous First Husband of Lisa Marie Presley

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Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley in May 2021. Image by RuthDaniel3444 on Wikimeida Commons.

Last updated on August 7th, 2023 at 06:53 am

Although he is a musician, singer, and songwriter in his own right, it’s no secret that Danny Keough is best known as being Lisa Marie Presley’s spouse. Well, her first one, anyway. He was followed by Michael Jackson, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Lockwood, but we digress. 

So, who is Danny Keough, and how did he win Lisa Marie’s heart?

Find out everything you need to know and more about Danny Keough below.

Is Danny Keough Still Alive?

Despite circulating rumors, Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-husband Danny Keough is still alive and kicking.

Danny Keough’s Birthday

Danny Keough was born on November 6, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois.

Danny Keough Net Worth

As of 2023, Danny Keough isn’t doing too badly for himself. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000 thanks to his career as a singer and songwriter.

What Does Danny Keough Do for a Living?

Danny Keough is a singer-songwriter and served as the bass guitarist and musical mentor for Lisa Marie Presley even after their divorce.  

When he first moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s, where he met Lisa Marie, he worked at a production studio for Chick Corea.

That was the young Danny Keough. Danny Keough now is known for multiple films, including Cabin by the Lake, and The Darkling, both released in 2000, and The Lodge, released in 2019.

Danny Keough’s Relationship with Lisa Marie Presley

Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley met in the 1980s at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center in Los Angeles.

It was there that the pair eventually married on October 3, 1988. The couple remained close even after their divorce six years later.

When rumors began circulating that the two would get back together during their separation, Presley commented, “I don’t know how, but we’ve managed to stay close. There’s others that I have pain or betrayal associated with that I won’t have anything to do with. But he and I had a special thing. Unconditional.”

Keough even served as best man when Presley married her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, in 2006.

How Old Was Lisa Marie When She Married Danny Keough?

Lisa Marie Presley was just 20 years old when she married 23-year-old Danny Keough. The par met three years earlier when Presley was a mere 17 years old, just three years old than her mother, Priscilla, was when she met her father, Elvis Presley, in West Germany.

Related: Priscilla Presley: Her Crazy Life as Wife of the King

Danny Keough’s Children

Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley had two children during their marriage. Danielle Riley Keough was born on May 29, 1989. Their son, Benjamin Storm Keough, was born three years later on October 21, 1992.

Tragically, Keough and Lisa Marie had to go through something no parent wants to when their son died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in July of 2020.

Riley Keough’s Net Worth

Thanks to her being Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter, Riley Keough is even better off financially than her own father, Danny Keough. As of 2023, she has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Being the daughter of Lisa Marie and the granddaughter of Elvis doesn’t explain all of her wealth. She has been modeling since she was in her early teens and even appeared in her first runway show in Italy for Dolce and Gabbana at 15.

She has also modeled for other notable designers, including Christian Dio, and has been on the covers of several magazines, including Vogue and Elle Japan. 

She has taken after her grandmother, Priscilla, with some notable acting credits to her name. She has appeared in more than 35 projects, including Magic Mike and Mad Max: Fury Road. 

Most recently, she starred in the title role in Daisy Jones & The Six, an Amazon Prime original series based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Benjamin Keough’s Net Worth

Prior to committing suicide, Benjamin Keough, the only son of Danny Keough and Lisa Marie Presley, was worth an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Before his death, he had been a rising star in his own right releasing several albums and appearing in several films.

Was Danny Keough with Lisa Marie When She Died?

According to The U.S. Sun, Lisa Marie and Danny Keough were living together when she died following an apparent cardiac arrest on January 12, 2023.

The Mirror reported after her death that Keough performed CPR on his ex-wife until the paramedics arrived, as she was unresponsive at the time.

Related: Lisa Marie Presley: Her Life as Daughter of the King.

Danny Keough’s House

Since 2021 and up until her death, Danny Keough lived with his ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley in her Calabasas home.

The California estate stood on a luxurious property, and had six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, complete with a jacuzzi tub in the master, spread throughout the 7,440-square-foot mansion.

It wasn’t just the inside that created a heavenly feel, either. The exterior included a pool, spa, grilling area, outdoor dining, and more.

It is unknown whether Keough has remained living there since her death in January of this year.

Who is Danny Keough Married to Now?

Danny Keough is not currently married to anyone, nor is it believed that he is now in a relationship. For all we know, Lisa Marie Presley will always remain his one true love!

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Written by Erik Ritland

Erik Ritland is a songwriter, musician, journalist, and podcaster based in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s released over a dozen albums since 2002, most recently Old Dog Almost Gone (2021), the first-ever multimedia album, and his latest collection of all original material, A Scientific Search (2020). During his 15+ years as a music journalist, Erik has written hundreds of articles for Music in Minnesota, Something Else Reviews, his own blog Rambling On, and more. In addition to continuing his music career, Erik currently runs The Cosmic American, a music journalism website, and is the editor of Music in Minnesota.


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