He was raised in religion with his sister Riley, and their father, Danny Keough – Presley’s first husband – is still in church.
Meanwhile, Presley went through a bitter divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, including a custody battle for their 11-year-old twins, Finley and Harper.
Speaking of Presley, the source told Ortega, “Ben was her baby. More than Riley. More than the twins. It will be inconceivable for her. I really fear that it is too much for her. ”
Another source, who would have been close to Keough as a child, said, “His whole family was shaped by Scientology and [they’re] pay the price. ”
The 27-year-old shot himself in the chest at his mother’s 1.8 million dollar mansion, Calabasas, Calif. Keough is said to have had a longtime girlfriend Diana Pinto.
A neighbor reportedly said that Presley had not been in the house and that they had not seen it for weeks, according to the Daily Mail. Presley family members gathered there on Sunday.
Family and Scientology representatives were not available to comment. The Presley representative had previously said in a statement that she was “completely sorry, inconsolable and beyond devastated”, adding: “She adored this boy. He was the love of his life. “