Riley Keough, Ben Smith-Petersen have a daughter

Riley Keough and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, have welcomed a daughter, a rep for the actress confirmed to Page Six.

Smith-Petersen alluded to the surprising reveal while reading a letter from his wife at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial at Graceland on Sunday.

“Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” the letter read.

“Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my manners, my temper, my wildness, my tenacity. I am a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart.”

Riley and her husband, Benjamin
Riley Keough is officially a mom.
Instagram/ Riley Keough

Smith-Petersen, who wed Keough in 2015, didn’t elaborate further on when their daughter was born, or reveal her name.

The little one was the grandchild of Lisa Marie, who sadly died last week at the age of 54.

The rock n roll heiress – the only child of the late Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley – died on Jan. 12 after suffering cardiac arrest.

In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie was also the mother to twin daughters, Finley and Harper, 14, and son Benjamin, who died by suicide at age 27 in July 2020.

A rep for the actress confirmed the couple welcomed a baby girl.
A rep for the actress confirmed she and Ben Smith-Petersen welcomed a baby girl.
Instagram/ Riley Keough

The “Daisy Jones & The Six” star, who was slated to speak at the memorial, sat in the front row while her husband read the heartwarming letter on her behalf.

“Thank you for being my mother in this life,” Keough’s message began. “I am eternally grateful.”

In the letter, the actress said she recalled “everything” about her late mom.

Lisa Marie with her kids
Lisa Marie is survived by her three daughters.

“I remember you giving me baths as a baby, driving me in my car seat listening to Aretha Franklin … taking me for ice cream after school in Florida,” she wrote.

“I remember you singing to me and my brother lullabies at night, and how you’d lay with us until we fell asleep.

“I remember how it felt to be loved by the most loving mother I’ve ever known. How safe it felt to be in your arms: I remember that feeling as a child and I remember it two weeks ago on your couch.

A selfie of Riley Keogh
The couple didn’t reveal when their daughter was born.
Instagram/ Riley Keough

Keough first addressed her mom’s passing in an Instagram post last week.

She shared a throwback photo of herself holding flowers while looking up at her mom. She captioned the post simply with a red heart emoji.

Among the hundreds of mourners at the public service were the late icon’s pal Sarah Ferguson, and singers Alanis Morissette, and Axl Rose.


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