Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter confirms musician had become a grandmother before her death

Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter confirms musician had become a grandmother before her death
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Riley Keough has revealed her mother Lisa Marie Presley had become a grandmother prior to her death, sharing the news during the musician’s memorial.

During the service held at Graceland on Sunday, Keough’s husband Ben Smith-Petersen spoke on her behalf, reading out a letter that alluded to the birth of their daughter before Presley’s death on January 12.

“Thank you for showing me love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,” the actress said in her letter.

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Riley Keough, left, and her mother Lisa Marie Presley arrive at the 24th annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards on Oct. 16, 2017
Riley Keough with her late mother Lisa Marie Presley. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

“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.”

The couple have not confirmed the date of birth or the name of their daughter, but a representative for Keough confirmed to People the couple welcomed a baby girl in 2022, confirming Presley got to revel in the joy of being a grandma for a short while.

Ben Smith-Petersen reads a tribute by Riley Keough, Lisa Marie Presley's daughter, at the public memorial for Lisa Marie Presley
Keough’s husband Ben Smith-Peterson read a letter from the actress on her behalf, which mentioned the birth of their daughter. (Getty Images for ABA)

Keough is Presley’s eldest daughter, and her child was the first grandchild for the late star.

The Girlfriend Experience star and Smith-Petersen, an Australian stuntman, have been married for eight years, tying the knot in February 2015 in Nepal, and again at a larger wedding in California’s Napa Valley.

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The short speech read by Smith-Petersen during Sunday’s memorial service indicated Keough had been given a new perspective on the passing of her mother.

Keough publicly addressed her late mother’s death two days ago, posting a photo of the pair on Instagram with a simple love heart as the caption.

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Keough shared this photo of herself as a child with her late mum on Instagram ahead of the memorial. (Instagram)

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Her photo was flooded with messages of love and condolences from friends and fans.

“Been thinking of you so much,” model Rosie Huntington-Whitely wrote.

“I love you,” Nicole Kidman added in a comment.

Ben Smith-Peterson and Riley Keough
Ben Smith-Peterson and Riley Keough (Instagram)

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother, also spoke on Keough’s behalf during the service.

“I’m going to read something that my granddaughter wrote for all of you, and this says it all,” she began.

“’I have no idea how to put my mother into words. Truth is, there are too many.

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Priscilla Presley also read out a message on Keough’s behalf during the memorial for Lisa Marie. (AP)

“’Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a role model, a superhero to many people all over the world, but Mama was my icon, my role model, my superhero – in much more ways than one’.

“‘Even now, I can’t get across everything there is to be understood or known about her, but as she always said, ‘I’ll do my best.'”

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