Party of three! Lisa Marie Presley’s oldest daughter, Riley Keoughand husband Ben Smith Petersen secretly welcomed their first child, Us weekly can confirm.
A representative for the Zola star, 33, shared Us that the actress and Smith-Petersen, 31, are proud parents of a baby girl.
While the married couple have not further revealed their little one’s date of birth or name, the stuntman first shared the news at the memorial service for his late mother-in-law.
“Thank you for showing me that love is all that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter as you loved me, as you loved my brother and my sisters,” he said on Sunday, Jan. 22, reading aloud his wife’s eulogy. “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 am a product of your heart.”
The couple celebrated their seventh anniversary in February 2022.
“7 years of RAD luck. I love you to the moon and back. 7,000 more years please,” Smith-Petersen wrote via Instagram alongside an old wedding photo of the pair.
The Girlfriend experience alum –– which Presley shared with ex-husband Danny Keough –– met the stuntman on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road and sparks quickly flew between the costars.
“We only started dating after reshooting in Australia because the crew is smaller and I got to know him,” Riley recalled USA today in April 2016. “Two weeks after we started dating him, we were at a gas station and I thought, ‘I can see myself having kids with this person.’ It was like I knew I was going to meet my husband. It was very cool.
The couple got engaged in August 2014, to an exclusive source Us weekly that the duo are “perfect for each other”.
“So happy for them. They joked that they now have a dog ‘baby’ together and it was only a matter of time before they made it official,” another insider told me. Us at that moment.
In February 2015, nearly a year after the Australian native proposed, the Daisy Jones and the Six actress and Smith-Petersen tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Napa, California.
“I’m so excited! He’s the one! We’ll be together forever,” Riley gushed City & Country in March 2015.”[Marriage is] the right thing [for us] to do now. For example, I want to have kids with Ben, and I know we’ll always be close. That’s what you want when you get married.”
The couple has been candid about sharing their love for each other on social media over the years.
After the Triple Border stuntman underwent hip surgery in December 2019, he praised his wife via Instagram. “I am so grateful that I told you every day but most of all. Appreciate laundry. I love you,” he captioned a hospital selfie of the duo.
Before her marriage to Smith-Petersen, the California native was previously engaged to Alex Pettyfer from 2012 to 2013.
Despite finding happiness in her love life, the Devil all the time actress has been candid about her family’s personal struggles over the years. In July 2020, Riley tragically lost her younger brother, Benjamin, to suicide.
The To stay star broke her silence a week after news of her brother’s death broke.
“The mornings are the hardest. I forget you’re gone. I can’t cry because of the fear that I will never stop. A pain that is new to me,” Riley wrote via Instagram alongside a series of photos with Benjamin. “You. There are no words for you. Angel is the closest I could come up with. Pure light. Little brother. Best friend. Wild man. Intellectual. Witness to my life. Twin soul. Protector.”
On January 12, the American Honey actress faced another tragedy when mother Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital after going into cardiac arrest. Hours later, the mother of the “Storm & Grace” singer – Riley’s grandmother –– Priscilla Presley announced that her beloved daughter had passed away at the age of 54.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to share the terrible news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla, 77, said in a statement at the time. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to cope with this great loss.”
Nearly a week after her death, it was confirmed that the late singer’s three daughters — Riley and twins Harper and Finley, 14 — will inherit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s estate.