Riley Keough wanted to have kids with husband on second date


March 2, 2023 | 3:46 p.m.

She can’t help falling in love.

Riley Keough knew she wanted to start a family with her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, from their second date.

“When I met my husband, he came out of the gas station on our second date and I thought, ‘I’m going to marry him and have kids with him,'” said Keough, 33. years, on Wednesday’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The daughter of the late Lisa Marie Presley and musician Danny Keough has said she can’t see the future but generally knows “some things are going to happen”.

Riley added: “I just knew. We haven’t even said “I love you” yet.

Despite his early premonitions of starting a life together, Riley didn’t dare tell him that she loved him at the time.

Riley Keough knew she wanted to marry her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, as soon as they started dating.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
She knew she wanted to have kids with him on their second date.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

“It was definitely not then,” she told Colbert. “I thought, ‘If I tell him now, he’ll leave me here in Australia at the gas station.'”

Luckily for the ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ star, she would marry Smith-Petersen and welcome a daughter with him.

Riley and Smith-Petersen, a professional stuntman, first met in 2012 when they were both working on the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road.” They were reportedly featured on set but didn’t start dating until a year later when the film was re-shooted in Australia.

They announced their engagement in 2014 and, a year later, they married in Napa, California. The news that the duo secretly welcomed their first child together, a girl, made headlines in January.

The couple announced they got engaged in 2014.

Smith-Petersen hinted at welcoming a baby with Riley while reading a letter from his wife to the Lisa Marie memorial at Graceland that month.

“Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter like you loved me, like you loved my brother and my sisters,” said Riley’s letter to his late mother.

They got married in 2015.
The lovebirds first met on a film set in 2012 and started dating a year later.

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Lisa Marie – the only child of the late Elvis Presley and his ex-wife, Priscilla Presley – died on January 12 after suffering cardiac arrest.

The “Hound Dog” singer’s granddaughter mourned the loss of her mother a week after her passing, posting a throwback photo with Lisa Marie to her Instagram along with several red heart emojis.

The rock n’ roll heiress shared two children with Danny: Riley and her son Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in July 2020 at the age of 27. Lisa Marie also shared 14-year-old twin daughters Finley and Harper with ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Keough is mourning the loss of his mother, Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away in January.
Keough promoted his upcoming series “Daisy Jones & The Six”.

Riley and her two younger sisters will inherit Graceland, where Lisa Marie, Bejanmin and Elvis were all buried.

Amid her grief, Riley would not speak to Priscilla, 77, after her grandmother filed a lawsuit challenging Lisa Marie’s will.

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