Lisa Marie Presley's Daughter is Engaged


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The legacy of U.S. rock royalty Elvis Presley is continuing to live on, as one of his granddaughters this week became engaged.

It was revealed on Thursday, August 14 that actress Riley Keough, born Danielle Riley Keough, is now engaged to Ben Smith-Petersen. The announcement was made via Smith-Petersen's Facebook page, though the post (which included a photo) now appears to be gone. According to an Us Magazine report, the post included the text "So that happened" with a photo of the couple and Keough's engagement ring prominently displayed.

Smith-Petersen is an actor and stuntman who has worked on projects such as The Great Gatsby, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Keough is the oldest daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley's only daughter. Keough was born in March 1989 to her mother's then-husband Danny Keough. In addition to Riley, Presley and Keough had one other child, Bengamin Keough, born in October 1992. Presley and Keough later ended their five-year marriage in May 1994.

Presley would go on to marry Michael Jackson less than a month after her divorce from Keough. That marriage would last less than two years. Presley also married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002 and stayed married to him for less than two years. Presley is currently married to music producer Michael Lockwood.

Following in her family's famous footsteps, Riley Keough has recently begun acting and modeling. She starred in the 2010 movie The Runaways and also had a part in 2012's Magic Mike. Keough has modeled for Australian lingere brand Bonds and appeared in the music video for Justin Timberlake's "TKO."

Keough is currently set to star in next year's Mad Max: Fury Road. She is reported to have met Smith-Petersen on the set of Fury Road. Smith-Petersen is credited as a stunt performer for the movie.

Like her mother, Keough seems to be prone to numerous short, intense relationships. Keough was briefly engaged to actor Alex Pettyfer in 2012 and, according to Us, has been previously linked to both Ryan Cabrera and Robert Pattinson.

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