Riley Keough confirms daughter’s identify, says surrogacy was ‘most suitable option’ amid Lyme illness battle

Riley Keough has damaged her silence on her now-10-month-old daughter’s August 2022 delivery by way of surrogate — and confirmed the toddler’s identify.

In her Aug.15 Vainness Truthful cowl story, revealed Tuesday, the actress defined how utilizing a gestational service was the “most suitable option” to develop her household as she battles Lyme illness.

“I believe it’s a really cool, selfless and unbelievable act that these girls do to assist different folks,” the “Daisy Jones and the Six” actress, 34, advised the journal.

“I can carry kids,” she clarified, “nevertheless it felt like the only option for what I had occurring bodily with the autoimmune stuff.”

Keough additionally confirmed that she named her daughter Tupelo Storm Smith-Petersen, which Web page Six beforehand revealed.

She and husband Ben Smith-Petersen welcomed the toddler in August 2022.

Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen
The couple stored their child woman underneath wraps for 5 months.

The Golden Globe nominee, who first revealed her prognosis in a March interview with Web-A-Porter, gave delivery in August 2022, however information of her arrival didn’t get out for one more 5 months

“That is the factor in my life up to now I’ve actually needed to, quote-unquote, get proper,” she gushed on Tuesday. “I don’t assume you’ll be able to ever be an ideal dad or mum, however I wish to be the very best mother for her that I will be. That’s essential to me.”

Keough famous that her toddler appears “like somebody shrunk” husband Ben Smith-Petersen, whom she married in 2015 — however she sees herself in Tupelo’s curls.

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Whereas talking to Vainness Truthful, Keough praised her “selfless” surrogate.
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As for her daughter’s identify, it honors Keough’s grandfather Elvis Presley’s Mississippi hometown. The Emmy nominee selected the moniker earlier than Austin Butler starred in “Elvis” in June 2022.

“I used to be like, ‘That is nice as a result of it’s not likely a widely known phrase or identify in relation to my household — it’s not prefer it’s Memphis or one thing,” she recalled. “Then … it was like, Tupelo this and Tupelo that. I used to be like, ‘Oh, no.’ But it surely’s advantageous.”

The toddler’s center identify, in the meantime, is a tribute to Keough’s late brother, Benjamin, who died by suicide in July 2020.

Riley Keough for Vanity Fair
Whereas the actress “can carry a baby,” a gestational service was the “most suitable option” amid her Lyme illness battle.
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“After I misplaced my brother, there was no street map in anyway, and it was a number of large feelings that I didn’t know what to do with,” Keough advised the journal.

She defined that her brother’s passing truly helped put together her for mother Lisa Marie Presley’s January 2023 demise.

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“After I misplaced my mother, I used to be acquainted with the method somewhat bit extra, and I discovered working to be actually useful.”

Riley Keough for Vanity Fair
The “Daisy Jones and the Six” alum additionally spoke about her relations’ latest deaths.
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She additionally touched briefly on being named the only inheritor of Lisa Marie’s property after a months-long authorized battle with grandma Priscilla Presley.

Whereas she mentioned the duo’s dynamic skilled “upheaval” and is “difficult,” Keough confirmed that they “shall be glad” now that “readability has been had.”

She defined, “We’re a household, however there’s additionally an enormous enterprise aspect of our household.”