Riley Keough, the granddaughter of legendary musician Elvis Presley, and Ben Smith-Petersen, an Australian actor, have been in a relationship since 2012.
Riley Keough, born in 1989, is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough. Growing up in a family of celebrities, she began her career as a model before transitioning to acting. Her breakthrough role came in 2010 with her performance in the critically acclaimed film “The Runaways”, where she portrayed musician Joan Jett. Since then, she has starred in a number of films including “Magic Mike”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “American Honey”. She has also made appearances in television shows such as “The Girlfriend Experience” and “Yellowstone”. Her talent and versatility as an actress has earned her critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base.
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Ben Smith-Petersen, born in 1986, is an Australian actor who began his career in his home country before moving to the United States. He has had a number of roles in Australian television shows and films, including “Home and Away” and “The Great Gatsby”. In the US, he has had supporting roles in films such as “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Great Gatsby”, and has also made appearances in television shows such as “The Leftovers” and “Westworld”.
Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen first met on the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2012, where they played love interests. They began dating shortly after and have been together ever since. The couple has kept their relationship relatively private, with few public appearances or statements about their relationship.
In September 2014, the couple got engaged. Less than a year later, in February 2015, the pair exchanged vows.
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They have been spotted together on various occasions, and in 2016, they were seen attending the premiere of “American Honey” together.
Despite their high-profile relationship, both Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen have managed to maintain a relatively low-key lifestyle. They are not frequently seen on red carpets or at high-profile events, and they have not been involved in any scandals or controversies. They appear to be very supportive of each other’s careers, and their relationship has not seemed to have had a negative impact on either of their careers.
A Riley Keough representative told Page Six that the actress and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, had a daughter.
During his reading of a letter from his wife during Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service on Sunday at Graceland, Smith-Petersen made a subtle reference to the shocking revelation.
The letter from Keough to her late mom read “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,”
“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 didn’t elaborate further on when their daughter was born, or reveal her name, hence keeping it private again.