Within the midst of the heartache of claiming goodbye to her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, in January, Riley Keough and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, revealed that they’ve a daughter. Smith-Petersen first shared the information whereas studying a speech that his spouse wrote in tribute to her mom throughout Lisa Marie’s Jan. 22 memorial service in Graceland. “I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters. 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’m a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart,” Smith-Petersen learn for Keough, who was sitting within the entrance row, per Individuals.
In a dialog with Interview revealed on March 29, Keough revealed that she “became a mother in 2022,” and in an Aug. 8 interview with Self-importance Truthful, she shared extra particulars about her life as a brand new mother — and her daughter’s identify. Keough’s daughter is called Tupelo Storm Smith-Petersen. Her first identify is, after all, a nod to Keough’s well-known household.
“It’s funny because we picked her name before the Elvis movie,” the Emmy nominee informed Self-importance Truthful, referencing 2022’s “Elvis.” “I was like, ‘This is great because it’s not really a well-known word or name in relation to my family — it’s not like Memphis or something.’ . . . Then when the Elvis movie came out, it was like, Tupelo this and Tupelo that. I was like, ‘Oh, no.’ But it’s fine.” Tupelo’s center identify is a tribute to Keough’s brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, who died in 2020. In line with Self-importance Truthful, Tupelo was born in August 2022 by way of surrogate.
“This is the thing in my life so far that I have really wanted to, quote-unquote, get right,” “Daisy Jones & the Six” star Keough added to Self-importance Truthful. “I don’t think you ever can be a perfect parent, but I would like to be the best mom for her that I can be. That’s . . . very important to me.”
Keough and Smith-Petersen first met on the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2012. They formally started courting in 2013 and had been engaged in 2014. In 2015, they had been married in two completely different ceremonies: one in Nepal and one in Napa Valley, CA.
In Might 2022, Keough wrote an essay for Vogue Australia about her relationship with Smith-Petersen during which she shared how she knew they’d a future collectively only one week after they began courting. “We stopped at this little gas station to get chips and fill up the tank. We were so young, he was 22 and I was 24, just getting coffee and smoking cigarettes, without a care in the world,” she wrote of considered one of their early outings. “I remember as he walked out of the gas station, I so strongly had this feeling, and it was, ‘That’s the father of your children.’ It was so crazy because we had only really hung out for a week.”