Navarone Garibaldi Wiki, Biography
Priscilla Presley’s son Navarone Garibaldi shared an emotional tribute to Lisa Marie Presley when the latter surprisingly passed away from cardiac arrest on January 12.
Garibaldi addressed Lisa Marie as “big sister” and said he hoped she would be at peace with their father and her son, referring to Elvis Presley and Benjamin Keough. He said that he knew that the “last few years” were difficult for the singer.
He also sent his love and prayers for Lisa Marie’s journey beyond earth and shared that she was “speechless” and couldn’t believe the tragedy. Garibaldi also mentioned that he wishes things were “different” between them, but made sure to say that he loves his maternal sister.
Garibaldi, who is 19 years younger than his older sister, also shared a photo of him as a child sitting next to a teenage Lisa Marie Presley:
Navarone Garibaldi is the youngest son of Priscilla Presley. He welcomed his child with screenwriter Marco Garibaldi in 1987, nearly two decades after giving birth to his daughter Lisa Marie Presley with Elvis Presley in 1968.
Garibaldi’s tribute to Lisa Marie came a day after Priscilla Presley announced the tragic death of her daughter in a statement to People:
“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us. She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever met. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss.”
A representative close to Lisa Marie’s family later confirmed to Page Six that the singer-songwriter will be buried alongside her late son Benjamin and her father Elvis at Graceland. She is survived by her eldest daughter Riley (33) and twin girls Harper and Finely (14).
Everything you need to know about Priscilla Presley’s son Navarone Garibaldi
Priscilla Presley met Brazilian screenwriter and computer programmer Marco Garibaldi through a mutual friend in 1984. The couple lived together for 22 years and welcomed their son, Navarone Garibaldi, on March 1, 1987, before separating in 2006.
Speaking to The Guardian in a previous interview, Priscilla Presley said that her son is her own person and that she is proud of him:
“My son Navarone is his own person. He wants to do his thing and I’m very proud of him. He doesn’t want to be the center of attention, and he always has. He’s not riding Elvis and he’s not riding Lisa.”
In the interview, Presley also said that he never set any expectations for his children:
“We’ve never said ‘Elvis this, Elvis that’ with our kids because otherwise you’re building something that’s almost unattainable for them.”
Despite staying out of the limelight, Garibaldi has his own musical talents. He founded the band Them Guns in 2013 and served as the group’s songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. Three of his band’s songs were reportedly featured on the soundtrack to the 2015 independent film Shut Up and Drive.
Garibaldi shared an emotional statement after his nephew and Lisa Marie Presley’s son Benjamin died by suicide in 2020. He told US Weekly at the time:
“On behalf of everyone Ben touched: We are all shocked and heartbroken to have lost such a loving and compassionate soul. It is absolutely devastating. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding at this time. He will always be a part of us.”
Garibaldi dated Elisa Achilli for four years and married her at the Schloss Hunigen hotel in Switzerland on February 15, 2022. The wedding took place in the presence of her close friends and family, including the mother of she Priscilla Presley.
After the wedding, the musician told People that he never thought he would find an “understanding and understanding” partner. He added that Achilli does everything “effortlessly” and he can’t imagine a life without her.