Riley Keough and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, have welcomed a daughter, a rep for the actress confirms to Page Six.
Smith-Petersen hinted at the startling revelation while reading a letter from his wife to the Lisa Marie Presley memorial at Graceland on Sunday.
“Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter like you loved me, like you loved my brother and my sisters,” it reads. part in Keough’s letter to his late mother.
“Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humor, my mannerisms, my temper, my savagery, 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.
Smith-Petersen, who married Keough in 2015, did not specify their daughter’s date of birth or reveal her name.
The little one was the grandson of Lisa Marie, who sadly passed away 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 January 12 after suffering cardiac arrest.
In addition to Riley, Lisa Marie was also the mother of twin daughters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14, as well as son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020. He was 27.
Riley, who was scheduled to speak at the memorial, sat in the front row as her husband read aloud the heartwarming letter on her behalf.
“I remember you giving me baths as a baby, driving me around in my car seat listening to Aretha Franklin…taking me out for ice cream after school in Florida,” recalls- she.
“I remember you singing lullabies for me and my brother at night, and laying with us until we fell asleep.”
The message continued: “I remember what it felt like to be loved by the most loving mother I have ever known. How safe it was to be in your arms: I remember that feeling as a kid and I remember it two weeks ago on your couch.
Riley first opened up about her mother’s passing in an Instagram post last week.
The ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ star shared a photo of herself holding flowers while gazing at her mother. She captioned the post simply with a red heart emoji.
Among the hundreds of mourners at the public service in Memphis on Sunday were the late icon’s girlfriend Sarah Ferguson, as well as singers Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose.
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