Riley Keough rarely-seen daughter named after late grandfather Elvis Presley and brother Benjamin – sweet name revealed

Riley Keough is ready to speak up about her family like never before, with a difficult, months-long court struggle against her grandmother Priscilla Presley finally behind her, and she’s finally disclosing the name of her baby daughter!

The Daisy Jones & the Six actress has had a turbulent year, beginning with her mother’s sudden death in January, followed by a legal battle over her estate, an unexpected move to a rental home to be closer to her twin sisters Harper and Finley, adjusting to her first year as a mother, and now, finally, peace and normalcy.

The actress is ready to talk about it all in a new interview with Vanity Fair, which will be published on August 8.

Riley’s husband Ben Smith-Petersen presented a eulogy on her behalf during her mother’s funeral in Graceland, which included the words: “I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and sisters.”

Tupelo Storm Smith-Petersen is now ready to reveal more of herself to the world, beginning with her name.

The charming name pays tribute to two of the most important guys in her life. First and foremost, her grandfather Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi was the late King of Rock’s birthplace.

“It’s funny because we picked her name before the Elvis movie,” she remarked, alluding to the Baz Luhrmann biography, which premiered a month before her daughter’s birth.

“I was like, ‘This is great because it’s not really a well-known word or name in relation to my family’ – it’s not like Memphis or something,” she explained, before laughing: “Then when the Elvis movie came out, it was like, Tupelo this and Tupelo that.” I was thinking, ‘Oh, no.’ But it’s all right.”

Storm is her daughter’s middle name, in remembrance of her late brother Benjamin Storm Keough, who committed suicide at the age of 27 in July 2020. Riley has his name tattooed on her clavicle as well.

Riley gave birth to her baby through surrogacy and told the publication, “I think it’s a very cool, selfless, and incredible act that these women do to help other people.” “I can carry children, but it seemed like the best option for what I was going through physically with the autoimmune stuff.”

She joked that her daughter is the spitting image of her husband Ben, saying, “She’s literally like someone shrunk my husband and that’s our baby,” however she told VF that she can already see herself in her daughter’s growing curls when it comes to her signature red hair.

Riley is now settling in and feeling more normal, just in time for her daughter’s first birthday in August. She has settled into a more private home after spending several months “stuck” in a “unassuming ’70s tract house” in Calabasas to be near to her sisters.

Though it isn’t her ideal everlasting home, she says, “But I love suburbia,” adding, “This is my dream: normalcy.” “I’m content out here.”


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