Riley Keough reveals she welcomed a daughter last year in speech at Lisa Marie Presley's funeral: 'I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me'
- Lisa Marie Presley became a grandmother before she died, her daughter Riley Keough revealed.
- "I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me," Keough wrote in a speech delivered at Presley's funeral.
A representative for Keough confirmed to Insider that the 33-year-old actor and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, did indeed welcome their first child together sometime in 2022, but declined to elaborate further.
Keough had been expected to read the speech herself, but instead sat in the front row while her husband read it aloud on her behalf, according to Page Six. Attendees of the service included Austin Butler, Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette, Billy Corgan, and Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.
"Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life," Smith-Petersen said, reading Keough's words to her late mother. "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," the speech continued. "I'm a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart."
Keough, who will channel her mother and grandfather Elvis' talents for her upcoming role as the titular rock star in Prime Video's "Daisy Jones & The Six," met stuntman Smith-Petersen while filming "Mad Max: Fury Road" in 2012.
The two tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in California's Napa Valley in 2015, attended by close friends and family, including Keough's younger brother Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27.
On Friday, Keough — who is the eldest daughter of Presley and musician Danny Keough — took to Instagram for the first time since her late mother's untimely death at the age of 54.
She posted a black-and-white picture of her and her mother looking into each other's eyes. Keough appears to be a preteen in the photo and is holding a bouquet. Presley is wearing a denim jacket as she smiles at her daughter. Keough captioned the image with a simple red heart emoji.
Presley, the only child of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, died after reportedly experiencing cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, California, on January 12. TMZ was the first to report that she was rushed to the hospital where her mother, Priscilla Presley, was by her side.
Following her death, a representative for Graceland confirmed to People that the iconic mansion that Elvis bought in 1957 would be inherited by Keough and her 14-year-old half-sisters, Harper and Finley Lockwood.
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