Following the Graceland premiere, Lisa Marie sat with Butler in the Memphis mansion’s Jungle Room, praising him for helping make her happy for the first time since her son Benjamin Keough’s death at just 27 in 2020.
Sharing snaps of a touching moment with the Elvis actor, she wrote on her Instagram at the time: “I do believe that this may be my first smile in 2 years.”
In an ABC News special, Lisa Marie said: “I feel so protective of him, he’s such a sweetheart. It’s almost as if he channelled him. He put everything he had, his heart, soul…everything he had into researching, reading, watching and learning. He honoured him in every way possible that you could possibly honour him.”