Riley Keough confirms daughter’s title, says surrogacy was ‘best option’ amid Lyme illness battle

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

In her Aug.15 Self-importance Honest cowl story, revealed Tuesday, the actress defined how utilizing a gestational service was the “best option” to develop her household as she battles Lyme illness.

“I feel 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 youngsters,” she clarified, “however it felt like the only option for what I had happening bodily with the autoimmune stuff.”

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


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She and husband Ben Smith-Petersen welcomed the baby in August 2022.
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Riley Keough and Ben Smith-Petersen
The couple saved their child lady below wraps for 5 months.
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The Golden Globe nominee, who first revealed her analysis in a March interview with Web-A-Porter, gave beginning in August 2022, however information of her arrival didn’t get out for an additional 5 months

“That is the factor in my life thus far I’ve actually wished to, quote-unquote, get proper,” she gushed on Tuesday. “I don’t suppose you possibly can ever be an ideal mum or dad, however I wish to be the very best mother for her that I will be. That’s essential to me.”

Keough famous that her baby seems to be “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 Self-importance Honest, Keough praised her “selfless” surrogate.
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As for her daughter’s title, 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 title 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 nice.”

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


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Whereas the actress “can carry a toddler,” a gestational service was the “best option” amid her Lyme illness battle.
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“After I misplaced my brother, there was no street map by any means, and it was a whole lot of huge feelings that I didn’t know what to do with,” Keough advised the journal.

She defined that her brother’s passing really 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 accustomed to the method somewhat bit extra, and I discovered working to be actually useful.”


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The “Daisy Jones and the Six” alum additionally spoke about her members of the family’ 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 “might be comfortable” now that “readability has been had.”

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