Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen have a daughter

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

Smith-Petersen alluded to the surprise revelation when he read a letter from his wife at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service at Graceland on Sunday.

“Thank you for showing me that love is all that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter as you loved me, as you loved my brother and my sisters,” Keough’s letter to her late mother reads in part.

“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 you heart, my brother is a product of your heart.”

Smith-Petersen, who married Keough in 2015, did not elaborate on their daughter’s birth or reveal her name.

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

Riley and her husband, Benjamin
Riley Keough is officially a mother, a representative of the actress confirmed to Page Six on Sunday.
Instagram / Riley Keough

The rock and roll heiress — the only child of the late Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla Presley — passed away on Jan. 12 following a cardiac arrest.

In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie was also the mother of twin daughters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14, along with son Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in July 2020. He was 27.

A representative for the actress confirmed that the couple welcomed a baby girl.
This marks Riley and husband Ben Smith-Petersen’s first child together.
Instagram / Riley Keough

Riley, who was scheduled to speak at the memorial service, sat in the front row as her husband read the heartwarming letter on her behalf.

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

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

Lisa Marie with her children
Lisa Marie is survived by her three daughters.
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The message continued, “I remember how it felt to be loved by the most loving mother I have ever known. How safe it felt to be in your arms: I remember that feeling as a child and I remember it on your couch two weeks ago.

Riley first spoke about her mother’s passing in an Instagram post last week.

A selfie of Riley Keogh
The couple has not disclosed when their daughter was born.
Instagram / Riley Keough

The ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ star shared a throwback photo of herself holding flowers while looking up at her mother. She simply captioned the post with a red heart emoji.

Among the hundreds of mourners at the public service in Memphis on Sunday were the late Sarah Ferguson, the icon’s girlfriend, along with singers Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose.

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