Riley Keough flies back to LA after mother Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral with husband and baby girl


Riley Keough was pictured Monday traveling from Memphis to Los Angeles a day after she attended the memorial service for her late mother Lisa Marie Presley, where her husband Ben Smith-Petersen revealed that they are parents to a daughter.

The 33-year-old actress donned a long beige coat over a black short with blue jeans and beige shoes, while carrying a black bag.

Keough, the daughter of the late Lisa Marie and Danny Keough, wore her dark brown locks in a ponytail and a pair of sunglasses on the travel day, in which the couple was seen with their daughter.

The latest: Riley Keough, 33, was pictured at a Memphis airport on Monday headed back to Los Angeles a day after she attended the memorial service for her late mother Lisa Marie Presley, where her husband Ben Smith-Petersen revealed that they are parents to a daughter

Smith-Petersen was clad in a long-sleeved grey top with a backpack, lead gray jeans and black shoes as he was seen deboarding the aircraft at Van Nuys Airport.

The Australia-born stuntman carried a large bag and a fold-up baby seat as he was seen getting off the plane.

The family was seen a day after Keough was apparently so overcome with emotion she could not speak at her mother’s memorial service on Sunday.

Keough instead had her husband read her eulogy for her — revealing Lisa Marie became a grandmother shortly before she died earlier this month.

The actress donned a long beige coat over a black short with blue jeans and beige shoes, while carrying a black bag

Keough, the daughter of the late Lisa Marie and Danny Keough, wore her dark brown locks in a ponytail and a pair of sunglasses on the travel day

The actress donned a long beige coat over a black short with blue jeans and beige shoes, while carrying a black bag 

Smith-Petersen was clad in a long-sleeved grey top with a backpack, lead gray jeans and black shoes as he was seen deboarding the aircraft at Van Nuys Airport

Smith-Petersen was clad in a long-sleeved grey top with a backpack, lead gray jeans and black shoes as he was seen deboarding the aircraft at Van Nuys Airport 

The Australia-born stuntman carried a large bag and a fold-up baby seat as he was seen getting off the plane

The Australia-born stuntman carried a large bag and a fold-up baby seat as he was seen getting off the plane 

‘I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters,’ Riley wrote in her eulogy, just one day after she was spotted carrying an unknown baby as she arrived in Graceland.

Riley then went on in her speech to thank her mother for everything she had done for her, her half-sisters and her late brother, Benjamin, after her grandmother, Priscilla read a similar poem by one of Lisa Marie’s 14-year-old twins.

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, would be buried just moments later next to her father, rock icon Elvis, and her son, Benjamin. 

Riley was pictured arriving at the memorial for her mother on Saturday dressed down in sweatpants with her hair loose as she carried a baby.

Her newfound motherhood apparently had an affect on her remarks, as she shared memories she had of her mother at the memorial service on Sunday. 

‘I remember you driving me in my car seat playing Aretha Franklin,’ she shared in the eulogy. ‘I remember the feeling I’d get when you picked me up from school.’

Ben Smith-Petersen read his wife, Riley Keough's, eulogy for her mother at the service

Ben Smith-Petersen read his wife, Riley Keough’s, eulogy for her mother at the service

Her read on his spouse's behalf, 'I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters'

Her read on his spouse’s behalf, ‘I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, the way you loved my brother and my sisters’

Smith-Petersen, an Australia-born stuntman, has been married to the actress since 2015

Smith-Petersen, an Australia-born stuntman, has been married to the actress since 2015 

‘Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this world,’ she concluded, noting that she and her late brother, as well as her half-sisters are ‘products of your heart.’

‘We are you, you are us,’ Riley wrote. ‘Thank you for trying so hard for all of us.’ 

Her younger sister had earlier shared similar sentiments in a poem she wrote for the occasion, which was read by her grandmother, Priscilla Presley. 

The 14-year-old called her mother ‘an icon, a role model and a superhero.’

The poem read: ‘She always knew she wouldn’t be here too long… some say a broken heart killed her,’ referring to her son, Benjamin’s untimely death by suicide in July 2020.

Speaking for herself, the 77-year-old grieving mother then added: ‘Our hearts are broken. Lisa we all love you.’

Priscilla Presley led her family's tributes to her late daughter at a memorial service on Sunday

Priscilla Presley led her family’s tributes to her late daughter at a memorial service on Sunday

Lisa Marie Presley's coffin remained out during the memorial service

Lisa Marie Presley’s coffin remained out during the memorial service

But the first eulogy of the morning was from talent agent Jerry Schilling, who described how he first met Lisa Marie Presley shortly after she was born.

‘I always called Lisa Marie ‘Memphis,” he shared. ‘She had that cadence.’

He told how Lisa Marie served as his assistance, before he started managing the singer-songwriter, and serving in her weddings. 

‘Memphis, I will always love you,’ Schilling said. 

Meanwhile, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson vowed to always be around for Lisa Marie’s children, sharing how she considered the rock n’ roll princess her ‘sissy.’ 

The duchess shared how was with Lisa Marie her entire life, and vowed to do the same for her 14-year-old twins, as well as her older daughter, Riley. 

‘We march forward in support of you.’ 

The Tennessee Mass Choir led the service with a rendition of Amazing Grace

The Tennessee Mass Choir led the service with a rendition of Amazing Grace

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet performed for the service on Sunday

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet performed for the service on Sunday

Singer Axl Rose performed November Rain in Lisa Marie Presley's memory

Singer Axl Rose performed November Rain in Lisa Marie Presley’s memory

Singer Alanis Morissette performed Rest in Lisa Marie Presley's memory

Singer Alanis Morissette performed Rest in Lisa Marie Presley’s memory

Billy Corgan sang To Sheila on acoustic guitar at the memorial service

Billy Corgan sang To Sheila on acoustic guitar at the memorial service

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, was last seen in public on January 10 (above) at the Golden Globes

 Lisa Marie Presley, 54, was last seen in public on January 10 (above) at the Golden Globes

Lisa Marie did not want the memorial service to be sad, film producer Joel Weinshanker said as the service began Sunday morning.

 ‘Lisa we will try to honor you,’ he said, ‘try to honor your wishes.’ 

Former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton also shared how Lisa Marie ‘was the jewel of this city.’

‘Lisa Marie was all Memphis,’ he said. ‘She belonged to us, and we belonged to her.’ 

Wharton added that Lisa Marie’s ‘spirit will liv in a collective memory of a city that loved her tenderly, loved her truly and loved her fully.’

Her coffin was on display to the public during the celebration of life at the family’s Graceland estate, and fans were allowed to view Lisa Marie’s headstone, where they could leave flowers or other offerings, following the ceremony.

Hundreds of fans are pictured lining up outside Graceland Sunday morning for the service

Hundreds of fans are pictured lining up outside Graceland Sunday morning for the service

Fans gathered outside the tent reserved for family and friends to pay their respects

Fans gathered outside the tent reserved for family and friends to pay their respects

Lisa Marie Presley's resting place has been unveiled at Graceland ahead of her funeral as her family prepares to lay her to rest next to her son and her famous father

Lisa Marie Presley’s resting place has been unveiled at Graceland ahead of her funeral as her family prepares to lay her to rest next to her son and her famous father

An attendant handed out programs to the arriving fans on Sunday morning

An attendant handed out programs to the arriving fans on Sunday morning

Thousands of mourners descended on Graceland Sunday morning for Lisa Marie Presley's funeral service

Thousands of mourners descended on Graceland Sunday morning for Lisa Marie Presley’s funeral service

A fan gathers outside Graceland on Sunday to pay her respects to the princess of rock n' roll

A fan gathers outside Graceland on Sunday to pay her respects to the princess of rock n’ roll

A fan stops to look at a growing memorial being built for the 'jewel' of Memphis

A fan stops to look at a growing memorial being built for the ‘jewel’ of Memphis

Even some younger Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley fans were in attendance on Sunday

Even some younger Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley fans were in attendance on Sunday

Fans gathered around the memorial service to pay their respects for the princess

Fans gathered around the memorial service to pay their respects for the princess 

Presley — the only child of rock legend Elvis — suffered a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home, and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12. 

Her mother Priscilla was by her side and the family, on being told she was brain dead, made the decision to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order.

The LA County Coroner announced on Tuesday that it would be deferring the results of her official cause of death pending the results of a toxicology test – which could take years. 

The memorial service will take place at the Graceland estate in Memphis, where a 450-room hotel has sold out

The memorial service will take place at the Graceland estate in Memphis, where a 450-room hotel has sold out

A schedule of events for the public memorial service shows there will be performances by Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose, with eulogies from mother Priscilla and daughter, Riley

A schedule of events for the public memorial service shows there will be performances by Alanis Morissette and Axl Rose, with eulogies from mother Priscilla and daughter, Riley

Fans stood behind a blue rope with their phones out awaiting the ceremony on Sunday

Fans stood behind a blue rope with their phones out awaiting the ceremony on Sunday

Fans started lining up at 5am for the memorial service on Sunday

Fans started lining up at 5am for the memorial service on Sunday

Celebrity couple Austin Butler, who played Elvis in a recent biopic, and Kaia Gerber are seen arriving at the memorial service on Sunday

Ahead of the ceremony, Lisa Marie’s gray marble sarcophagus sat next to her burial spot in the exact same spot as her son’s. Photos of the pair together have been placed in front of their monuments.

Benjamin’s resting place had to be moved slightly to accommodate his mother’s.

The plaque that will cover the gravesite was also covered with a tarp for protection during the service.

It drew thousands of fans to downtown Memphis, with the New York Times reporting that Graceland’s 450-room hotel was completely sold-out, and hotels near the museum and Beale Street ‘seeing an uptick in last minute reservations for the weekend.’ 

Lisa Marie will be laid to rest next to Benjamin, who took his own life in 2020

Lisa Marie will be laid to rest next to Benjamin, who took his own life in 2020 

Keough landed in Memphis for the event Saturday night, as she arrived in a private jet shortly after her grandmother Priscilla Presley and her former stepfather Michael Lockwood landed. 

Lockwood was Lisa Marie’s fourth and final husband, and the father of her 14-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley. 

Keough’s father is Lisa Marie’s first husband, actor Danny Keough, who remained close to the troubled star and was living with her at the time of her death, performing CPR until paramedics arrived.

She was accompanied by her husband. It was the first time she had been seen since her mother’s sudden death.

Keough had earlier posted a touching tribute post on Instagram for her mother – the first time she’s acknowledged her death.

She posted a photo of her mother looking adoringly down at her as a small child while she gazed back with a soft smile on her face.

Presley’s oldest child simply captioned the heartbreaking post with a red heart.

An airplane parked at Graceland bears Lisa Marie Presley's name

An airplane parked at Graceland bears Lisa Marie Presley’s name

Fans at the memorial service were handed a booklet featuring a picture of the late singer-songwriter

Fans at the memorial service were handed a booklet featuring a picture of the late singer-songwriter

Fans carried flowers as they stood behind a roped-off section at Graceland

Fans carried flowers as they stood behind a roped-off section at Graceland

Two Elvis Presley fans held up their copies of the program for the memorial service

Two Elvis Presley fans held up their copies of the program for the memorial service

A tent was pitched for family and friends, with a stage for speeches and performances

A tent was pitched for family and friends, with a stage for speeches and performances

Eager fans waited outside of security in the early Sunday hours

Eager fans waited outside of security in the early Sunday hours 

Fans waited outside in Memphis with their phones at the ready for the memorial to begin

Fans waited outside in Memphis with their phones at the ready for the memorial to begin

The scene outside the Graceland gates in Memphis Sunday morning

The scene outside the Graceland gates in Memphis Sunday morning

Fans are pictured visiting Graceland ahead of the memorial service Sunday

Fans are pictured visiting Graceland ahead of the memorial service Sunday

Several fans of the king of rock n' roll left flowers on rocks outside the estate

Several fans of the king of rock n’ roll left flowers on rocks outside the estate

Presley grew up fearing her own mortality after she found her father dead at the age of nine, traumatizing her. 

She often spoke of her own death and even referred to the backyard at the Graceland estate as a ‘graveyard.’

‘How many people have a family grave in the backyard? How many people are reminded of their fate, of their mortality, every f**king day? All the graves are lined up and there’s a spot there, waiting for me, right next to my grandmother,’ she told Playboy in 2003.

Despite her fear, the singer believed she had many more years to live. 

Last Sunday she told her friend David Kessler, who works as a grief counselor, that she had ‘so much to do.’

The pair were at the Graceland estate to celebrate what would have been Elvis’ 88th birthday.

Presley, who rarely made public appearances since her son’s death, told the adoring crowd: ‘You are the only people who can bring me out of the house.’

She added: ‘I’m not kidding. I love you back and that’s why I’m here.’ 

Back on August 30, Lisa revealed she makes a conscious choice every single day to stay alive for her 33-year-old daughter and 14-year-old fraternal twin daughters Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love (pictured in 2021)

Back on August 30, Lisa revealed she makes a conscious choice every single day to stay alive for her 33-year-old daughter and 14-year-old fraternal twin daughters Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love (pictured in 2021)

Lisa Marie is seen with her four children: twins Harper and Finley, now 14; Riley, 33; and Benjamin, who killed himself in July 2020 aged 27

Lisa Marie is seen with her four children: twins Harper and Finley, now 14; Riley, 33; and Benjamin, who killed himself in July 2020 aged 27 

Several of the Presleys also died from heart conditions, including her own father, who died in 1977 at the age of 42 from cardiac arrhythmia with ventricular fibrillation – a condition where the heart beats abnormally and then stops.

Her grandmother, Gladys Love Presley, died at the age of 46 from heart failure, and her grandfather, Vernon Elvis Presley, died at 63 from cardiac arrest.

In lieu of flowers, the Presley family is asking mourners to donate to the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation, helping underprivileged children in Memphis. 



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