Riley Keough Names Baby After Elvis – But It’s Not What You’re Thinking
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Part Of The Name Had To Do With Her Late Brother
Keough talked about the unfortunate passing of her brother by suicide in 2020.
“He, in a lot of ways, felt like my twin. We were very connected and very similar. He was much quicker and wittier and a little smarter than me. He was a very special soul.”
She Also Used A Surrogate
Keough is presently undergoing treatment for Lyme disease, a factor that influenced her decision to opt for surrogacy. She commended the selfless act of surrogate mothers, considering it an admirable choice given her physical condition and autoimmune challenges. Reflecting on the decision, Keough highlighted the significance of surrogacy as a generous gesture that empowers women to help others in need.
Can you see Elvis in her? We can!
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Amazing, Original Name
In August of the previous year, Keough and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen joyfully welcomed their daughter, Tupelo Storm Smith-Peterson, into their lives through a surrogate. The name “Tupelo” was chosen as a nod to Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Mississippi, while “Storm” was derived from Benjamin’s middle name. Keough expressed her initial happiness with the unique choice, considering its relative unfamiliarity within her family context. However, with the release of the ‘Elvis’ movie the same year, the name gained prominence.