Riley Keough’s Journey to Motherhood

Riley Keough, known for her role in “Daisy Jones & The Six,” recently became a mother to a baby girl with her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen. The news was first revealed during Smith-Petersen’s speech at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service in January. Keough later confirmed the information in an interview with Interview magazine published on March 29.

In a May 2022 essay for Vogue Australia, Keough shared how she knew she had a future with Smith-Petersen just one week after they started dating. She said that while getting coffee and cigarettes at a gas station, she felt he was “the father of your children.” The couple officially began dating in 2013 and got engaged in 2014. They were married in two ceremonies in 2015.

A Tribute to Lisa Marie Presley

During Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service, Smith-Petersen read a speech that Keough had written in tribute to her mother. In the speech, Smith-Petersen thanked Presley for giving him and Keough strength, courage, empathy, and other qualities that have shaped them into the people they are today. Keough was sitting in the front row during the speech.

The Couple’s Relationship and Marriage

Keough and Smith-Petersen first met on the “Mad Max: Fury Road” set in 2012. Their relationship quickly blossomed, and they were engaged by the following year. The couple married in two ceremonies in 2015, one in Nepal and one in Napa Valley, CA.

Details about the Baby Girl

While Keough and Smith-Petersen have not shared any other details about their daughter, she is the couple’s first and only child.

“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. I’m a product of your heart, my sisters are a product of your heart, my brother is a product of your heart,” Smith-Petersen read for Keough


Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen’s baby girl symbolizes hope and new beginnings for the couple, especially after the loss of Keough’s mother earlier this year. Although they have yet to reveal any details about their daughter, fans are eager to see the first glimpse of their bundle of joy.