Big shock: Reveals daughter during funeral

It came as something of a surprise to those attending Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral that her eldest daughter Riley Keough also had a daughter.

During a speech from Riley Keough, which was performed by her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, the couple revealed that they had become parents.

“I hope that I can love my daughter as you have loved me. As you have loved my brother and my sisters. Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my humor, my manners, my temper, my wildness. I am a product of your heart, my sisters and brother are a product of your heart,” read the funeral of Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland, Memphis on Sunday.

Ben Smith-Petersen spoke for his wife at the funeral.
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Ben Smith-Petersen, who married 33-year-old Riley Keough eight years ago, gave no further details about the couple’s daughter and did not mention when she was born or her name.

A rep for the couple confirms to People that they welcomed a daughter in 2022.


Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley   and Riley Keough co-created a handprint run before Lisa Marie's death.

Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley and Riley Keough together made a handprint run before Lisa Marie’s death.
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Riley Keough, who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, met her husband when the two were filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ in 2012.

However, the two did not start seeing each other until a year later, when they had to re-record some scenes from the film in Australia.

The two were married in 2015 in Nepal, where they spent several weeks building a school.

In an essay for Vogue, Riley said they had a Hindu wedding for their families.

Riley’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, died aged 54 after a cardiac arrest at her home.

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