Elvis’ Granddaughter Riley Keough Reveals The Very Hollywood Reason She’s Dakota Johnson’s Best Friend

There is something to be said for nepotism in Hollywood because it exists when it comes to careers, but also when it comes to friendships. Dakota Johnson understands why Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, became his go-to when they were teenagers, as it relates to their family’s career in the public eye.

The teens had a very LA moment getting together somewhere around their 15th or 16th year in an In-N-Out parking lot with Keough calling her “the coolest girl in town” for vanity lounge in a profile on Johnson. Their quick friendship took a very almost known movie vibes as they told everyone they met they were “twins” – OK, we could see people believing that little lie. “We had boyfriends who were in a group together and hanging out on the Sunset Strip, and we were basically the only girls,” Keough continued.

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With the two teenagers having Hollywood bloodlines – one as the king’s granddaughter and the other as the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanin Griffith – life in the public eye “can sometimes upset people, but Dakota hasn’t changed,” according to Keough. The Daisy Jones and the Six The star confirms that Johnson has always remained grounded despite her famous parents, a comforting feeling for Keough, who doesn’t feel the need to be the cover of every tabloid. “She always felt older and wiser than everyone else. I remember reading that someone once said, “Either you’re in love with Emmylou Harris or you haven’t met her yet.” I feel that for Dakota,” Keough added.

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The duo’s friendship spanned nearly two decades and they’ve kept their BFF status under the radar until now. As the two continue to see their profiles rise in Hollywood, they’re giving each other a safe space from the glaring heat of the spotlight. They don’t dwell too much on their family’s Hollywood history, as they are busy working on careers based on their own merits.

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