Lisa Marie Presley on ‘unrelenting grip’ of grief after son’s death


Lisa Marie Presley has written an open letter about grief as she marks two years with out her son Benjamin (Image: Instagram @lisampresley)

Lisa Marie Presley has opened up in regards to the ‘unrelenting’ grief she feels for the reason that dying of her son, Benjamin.

The star, who’s the daughter of music icon Elvis Presley, misplaced her son to suicide in 2020 when he was 27 years of age.

Presley additionally shares daughter Riley, Benjamin’s sister, with ex-husband Danny Keough, and has 13-year-old twin daughters with ex Michael Lockwood.

She admits her daughters have been the one factor holding her going after the unspeakable tragedy that befell the household.

So as to mark Grief Consciousness Day, and to pay tribute to her adored late son, Presley has written a heartfelt and candid essay on the realities of bereavement.

The essay, revealed in Folks, sees Presley describe residing in ‘the horrific actuality of [grief’s] unrelenting grips’ within the hopes that talking about bereavement turns into extra normalised.

Benjamin was 27 years outdated when he died by suicide in 2020 (Image:

She has realized, she stated, that ‘grief is one thing you’ll have to carry with you for the remainder of your life,’ including: ‘You don’t “recover from it,” you don’t “transfer on,” interval.’

The mum-of-four admits she seems like ‘a pariah’ after shedding a toddler, and whereas she is ‘blaming myself each single day… others will choose and blame [me] too.’

She urged anybody going by way of the same devastating loss to hunt out assist teams to really feel ‘slightly bit much less alone,’ as family and friends ‘can and can run for the hills’ within the wake of a tragedy.

The star admitted that she knew mother and father who had misplaced a toddler, and she or he, too, ‘prevented them after and by no means bothered to comply with up with them as a result of they fairly actually grew to become a consultant of my largest concern.’

Presley says Benjamin was very like his grandfather, music legend Elvis (Image: )

Referencing the lack of her personal father on the tender age of 9, Presley stated she has had ‘greater than anybody’s justifiable share of [grief] in my lifetime.’

‘However this one, the dying of my stunning, stunning son? The sweetest and most unimaginable being that I’ve ever had the privilege of realizing, who made me really feel so honored each single day to be his mom?

‘Who was a lot like his grandfather on so many ranges that he really scared me? Which made me fear about him much more than I naturally would have? No. Simply no … no no no no …’

Presley admits she has to make a aware option to preserve going ‘each single day,’ and she or he does so ‘for my ladies.’

Referencing her father’s dying, Presley says she has been by way of greater than a justifiable share of grief in her lifetime (Image: WireImage)

Benjamin, she stated, ‘made it very clear in his ultimate moments that caring for his little sisters and looking for them have been on the forefront of his considerations and his thoughts.’

‘My and my three daughters’ lives as we knew it have been utterly detonated and destroyed by his dying. We stay on this each. Single. Day.’

The star completed by once more urging anybody going by way of grief to hunt support- and to anybody who is aware of an individual going by way of a bereavement, she pleaded with them to ‘attain out.’

Benjamin died in July 2020, with Presley not too long ago marking his two-year anniversary with a heartbreaking publish on social media.

She stated she felt ‘eternally’ bonded to her son by way of their matching tattoos: a Celtic eternity knot on their toes, which they’d inked collectively on Mom’sDay some years in the past.

Alongside a photograph of her and her late son’s toes showcasing their tattoos, Lisa Marie penned: ‘My son and I bought these matching tattoos on our toes.’

‘It’s a Celtic eternity knot. Symbolizing that we’ll be related eternally. We fastidiously picked it to characterize our everlasting love and our everlasting bond.’

The 57-year-old beforehand admitted she can be grieving ‘endlessly’ over her son and that her loss has ‘shattered her coronary heart’.

In one other Instagram publish, she wrote that she would ‘endlessly be mourning the lack of my son.

‘Navigating by way of this hideous grief that completely destroyed and shattered my coronary heart and my soul into virtually nothing has swallowed me entire.’ 

MORE : Lisa Marie Presley remembers late son on two-year anniversary of dying by sharing their ‘everlasting’ bond

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