Riley Keough, 34, and husband Ben Smith-Petersen, 32, welcomed Tupelo Storm Smith-Petersen through surrogate in August 2022, the actress revealed in a brand new Vanity Fair cowl story. This comes almost 7 months after Ben and Riley introduced at Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral — through a letter Riley had written — that they’d welcomed a daughter.

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Riley Keough’s ‘Self-importance Honest’ cowl. (Mario Sorrenti/Self-importance Honest)

Her daughter’s first title is an unintentional tribute to her grandfather, Elvis Presley. The King of Rock and Roll was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. “It’s humorous as a result of we picked her title earlier than the Elvis film,” Riley stated. “I used to be like, ‘That is nice as a result of it’s probably not a well known phrase or title in relation to my household—it’s not like Memphis or one thing. Then when the Elvis film got here out, it was like, Tupelo this and Tupelo that. I used to be like, ‘Oh, no.’ However it’s fantastic.”

Riley honors her late brother, Benjamin Storm Keough, with Tupelo’s center title, Storm. Benjamin died by suicide in July 2020 on the age of 27.

When talking of her daughter, Riley gushed that Tupelo is “actually like somebody shrunk my husband and that’s our child.” Whereas Tupelo could look similar to her father, Riley identified that her daughter’s curls come from her.

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Riley Keough together with her husband, Ben. (NINA PROMMER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

Simply months after welcoming her daughter, Riley suffered the devastating lack of her mom, Lisa Marie, on January 12, 2023. Lisa Marie, Elvis’ solely baby, died on the age of 54 from a small bowel obstruction.

Within the midst of her grief, Riley is decided to maneuver ahead and be the perfect mom she could be for Tupelo. “That is the factor in my life to this point that I’ve actually wished to, quote-unquote, get proper,” Riley stated of motherhood. “I don’t assume you ever is usually a excellent guardian, however I want to be the perfect mother for her that I could be. That’s… essential to me.”

The Daisy Jones & The Six star additionally confirmed for the primary time that she and her husband used a surrogate to have their daughter. “I can carry youngsters, however it felt like the only option for what I had happening bodily with the autoimmune stuff,” Riley informed Self-importance Honest. The Emmy nominee suffers from Lyme illness, a tick-borne bacterial an infection.

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