On Sunday morning, during a memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, Riley Keough’s husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, shared a tribute on behalf of his wife, who was sitting in the front row. He said that the couple has a daughter.
“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 said of his mother-in-law as he read the words of his wife.
Smith-Petersen married Keough eight years ago, but she didn’t give any more information, like when their daughter was born or what her name was. A representative for Keough, who is 33 years old, told PEOPLE that the couple had a girl in 2022.
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While filming Mad Max: Fury Road in 2012, Keough, the daughter of late Presley and musician Danny Keough, met Smith-Petersen. The two actors met briefly on set, but they didn’t start dating until they were doing reshoots in Australia a year later.
“My husband is such a good person,” wrote Keough in a 2022 essay for Vogue Australia. “He’s calm and loyal and strong and sensitive. He’s my best friend.”
The relationship between Keough and the Australian stuntman moved quickly, and in 2014, they said they were getting married. Smith-Petersen posted a picture of Keough wearing a diamond ring at the time on her Facebook page with the simple caption, “So that happened.”
In February 2015, less than a year after they met, they got married. Keough and Smith-first Petersen’s wedding was in Nepal, where they were building a school. A few weeks later, they got married in the United States.
“The families knew we were getting married and they said, ‘Let us throw you a Hindu wedding,'” Keough recalled in her Vogue Australia essay. “It was so beautiful and, in some ways, that wedding was a little more intimate and really special. I cried at that wedding. At my bigger wedding I was a little nervous, I wasn’t as present. But it was still equally as amazing.”
The couple, who have tattoos that match each other, got married again on February 4, 2015, in Napa Valley, California. The news that they are going to be parents came about after Keough posted a black-and-white photo of herself with her mother on Instagram on Friday.
Keough’s first public statement since the death of her mother, Elvis Presley’s only child, was a simple message: “❤️.” It was her first public statement since her mother’s death. Presley died on January 12 after being rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles for what was thought to be a heart attack. She turned 54.
Along with Keough, the singer-songwriter is survived by her mother, actress and businesswoman Priscilla Presley, 77, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 14. Benjamin Keough, Presley’s son, killed himself in 2020 when he was 27 years old.