Elvis Presley's granddaughter shares baby name inspired by singer after welcoming newborn via surrogate

Riley Keough and Elvis Presley

Riley Keough is the granddaughter of singer Elvis Presley

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 09/08/2023

- 09:32

Updated: 09/08/2023

- 09:54

Actor Riley Keough is the granddaughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley

Riley Keough, who recently starred in Daisy Jones and The Six, has shared a rare insight into her family life.

The daughter of the late Lisa Marie Presley, 34-year-old Keough has shed light on life as a mother.

She welcomed her first baby, a daughter, with her husband Ben Smith-Peterson back in August.

Keough has now revealed the arrival of their baby girl came via a surrogate, despite the actor being able to carry children herself.

The actor told Vanity Fair that the decision to use a surrogate was the "best choice" as she struggled with the repercussion of her Lyme disease diagnosis.

And as she delved further into her private life with the publication, she revealed her daughter's adorable Elvis-inspired moniker for the first time.

Riley Keough on Vanity Fair cover

Riley Keough graces the cover of Vanity Fair's September issue


The VF cover star told the publication: "This is Tupelo."

The adorable choice will bring a smile to the faces of Elvis fans everywhere.

Tupelo is the name of the town where the Hound Dog singer was born in Mississippi.

The decision to name her daughter Tupelo arose before the Austin Butler-led biopic of her grandfather hit cinemas.

Keough admitted Tupelo was chosen as a touching nod to her grandfather and "because it’s not really a well-known word or name in relation to my family, it’s not like Memphis or something."

However, the film gave several mentions to the small town, meaning Tupelo became a well-known landmark among cinema-goers and Elvis fans alike.

Her daughter's middle name is a sweet nod to Keough's brother Benjamin Storm Keough as Storm is also now Tupelo's middle name.

Benjamin died in 2020 at just 27 years old.

Riley Keough

Riley Keough is also a well-known actor like her grandfather


Keough's grandfather, the King of Rock 'N' Roll, sadly died before the actor was born.

The actor was born on May 29, 1989, in California while Elvis died on August 16, 1977.

Her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, died earlier this year on January 12 at the age of 54.

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