Riley Keough has shared a photo of the final time she spent with her mum Lisa Marie Presley.
The 33-year-old actress, who was too devastated to stand on stage and deliver the eulogy she wrote for her mother at her celebration of life service at Graceland on Sunday (22.01.23) posted an image online of her and Lisa Marie at a restaurant on Tuesday. (24.01.23)
It showed the pair smiling at the camera, with Riley captioning the shot, which she posted on Instagram: “I feel blessed to have a photo of the last time I saw my beautiful mama.”
She did not specify how long the photo was taken before Lisa Marie – Elvis’ only child – died on January 12 aged 54 after she collapsed at her home in Calabasas and suffered two heart attacks.
Riley used the eulogy she wrote for her mum – which was read by the actress’ husband Ben Smith-Petersen – to reveal they had a daughter.
A representative for the actress confirmed the news they were parents on Sunday after the memorial service for Lisa Marie.
Riley’s message to her mum said: “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 sister.
“Thank you for giving me strength, my heart, my empathy, my courage, my sense of humour, 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.”
After the service, a spokesperson for the ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ actress confirmed she and Ben, who married Riley in 2015, had a girl, but no further details were given including where or when their daughter was born, and no name was given for the child.
Along with Riley, Lisa Marie had twin daughters Finley and Harper, 14, and son Benjamin, who died by suicide at age 27 in July 2020.
Riley’s eulogy added: “Thank you for being my mother in this life. I’m eternally grateful… I remember you giving me baths as a baby, driving me in my car seat listening to Aretha Franklin… taking me for ice cream after school in Florida.
“I remember you singing to me and my brother lullabies at night, and how you’d lay with us until we fell asleep.
“I remember how it felt be loved by the most loving mother I’ve ever known. How safe it felt to be in your arms: I remember that feeling as a child and I remember it two weeks ago on your couch.”
Among the famous faces at Lisa Marie’s memorial was her close friend Sarah, Duchess of York, along with Axl Rose, Billy Corgan and Alanis Morissette, all of whom sang at the event.