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Riley Keough and Husband Ben Smith-Petersen Announces Birth of Second Child at Lisa Marie Presley’s Memorial

A memorial service for Lisa Marie Presley was held Sunday morning at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. During the event, her daughter, Zora star Riley Keough, revealed that she recently gave birth to a daughter. 

Ben Smith-Petersen, Keough’s husband, made the announcement as his wife sat in the front row of the memorial and read a statement. The baby’s name or date of birth were not mentioned in the statement, among other information.

“I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” Smith-Petersen read. 

“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.”

Elvis Presley’s daughter Riley and husband Smith-Petersen have announced that they are expecting their second child. The couple did not provide further details about the pregnancy.

Smith-Petersen and Keough first became acquainted while filming the 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road, in which Smith-Petersen served as a stuntman. The couple got married in 2015, and they have a daughter named Alice who is two years old.

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Life and Death

Only a few weeks have passed since the tragic cardiac arrest death of Keough’s mother at the age of 54.

Presley had attended the Golden Globe awards ceremony just days before her death, in support of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, which starred Austin Butler as the iconic singer.

The loss of Lisa Marie Presley has been a devastating blow to the family and the music industry as a whole. 

Presley, who was the only child of Elvis Presley, had a successful career as a musician in her own right and was a beloved figure in the entertainment world. The news of Keough’s pregnancy brings a glimmer of hope and joy to the family during this difficult time.

As Keough and Smith-Petersen prepare to welcome their second child into the world, they will undoubtedly be thinking of Lisa Marie and the legacy that she left behind. 

The couple’s new addition will be a precious reminder of the love and joy that Presley brought into the world during her time here.

Keough and Her Mother

The memorial for Lisa Marie Presley was a private event, attended by family and close friends. Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, passed away earlier this year at the age of 52. She was a musician and actress in her own right, and was known for her philanthropic work.

Riley Keough, who is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, has been in the entertainment industry for many years and has appeared in films such as “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Lodge.” 

She and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, have been married since 2015 and this is their second child.

The birth of Keough’s daughter is a happy event amid the mourning for her grandmother, and serves as a reminder of the continuation of life and legacy.

It is unclear what the child’s name is or when exactly the baby was born, but fans and well-wishers have already started sending their congratulations to the family.

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A Star from a Star

The music world was shaken on January 12th, when news broke that Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock and roll icon Elvis Presley, died at the age of 54. Presley was rushed to the hospital with cardiac arrest and later died that night.

Lisa Marie Presley was more than just the daughter of a legendary musician; she was a talented musician and performer in her own right. She later released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, which featured the hit single “Lights Out.” 

She went on to release three more albums, each showcasing her unique vocal style and songwriting abilities.

In addition to her music career, Presley was also a successful actress, appearing in several films and television shows. She was also a devoted mother to her four children, Riley Keough, Benjamin Keough, Finley Lockwood, and Harper Vivienne Ann.

Presley’s death comes as a shock to the music community and fans all over the world. Many have taken to social media to express their condolences and share memories of the late musician. 

Her mother, Priscilla Presley, also shared a statement, saying “She was the love of my life. I am completely heartbroken.”

The loss of Lisa Marie Presley is a huge loss to the music industry and to her family and friends. She was a talented musician and performer, who will be remembered for her contributions to the music world and for her kind and loving spirit. 

Her legacy will live on through her music and through the memories of those who knew and loved her.

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