On Saturday, December 3, actress Keke Palmer introduced she was anticipating a toddler with boyfriend Darius Jackson whereas internet hosting Saturday Night time Dwell the primary time.
“There are some rumors going round, individuals have mentioned in my feedback, ‘Keke is having a child, Keke is pregnant’, and I wish to set it straight – that is me!” Palmer mentioned throughout her opening monologue earlier than opening her coat to disclose her being pregnant.
She continued, “I’ve to say it is unhealthy when individuals unfold rumors about you on the web, nevertheless it’s even worse after they’re proper. I imply, I attempted so laborious to maintain it down as a result of I bought a number of issues occurring, you understand? However actually, this has been the most important blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I’ll be a mom.”
She wore a cropped shirt and jacket within the credit to additional emphasize her state of anticipation because the episode ended.
After her announcement, many individuals questioned what her boyfriend was. Palmer has stored her relationship with Jackson pretty personal, however when she speaks of him, it is with rave opinions. This is the whole lot we all know.
Who’s Darius Jackson?
Darius is the brother of actor Sarunas Jackson, who appeared in Issa Rae’s Insecure. He’s additionally pursuing an performing profession and has labored in health as an teacher at Encourage Health.
How lengthy have Jackson and Palmer been collectively?
Palmer was launched to Darius by Sarunas, after she had a cameo look Insecure herself. They reportedly met at a Memorial Day get together in Might 2021 and introduced their relationship in August 2021.
On the time, Darius Palmer was celebrating her birthday, in a publish that has since been deleted.
“You’ve got been a blessing from above,” he wrote on the time. “By no means anticipated the summer time of 2021 to end up like this, however right here we’re. I am glad we have been in a position to assist one another by means of our lowest instances and present one another that what we carry to the desk is all we have.
What has Palmer publicly posted about Jackson?
In October 2021, Palmer shared a video of her boyfriend which she has since deleted as properly, writing: “With out being too mushy as a result of I HATE THAT, it feels very nice to not be afraid to indicate this type of care for somebody I do not share the identical blood with. I assumed it may by no means occur, I may be fairly cautious however I respect you being a secure place. I’ll all the time cherish what you’ve gotten given me.”
The mass deletion of posts passed off in March 2022. They have been rumored to have damaged up, however in November of this yr, Palmer appeared on The Tamron Corridor Present the place she defined why she deleted the photographs, though their relationship isn’t any secret.
“It bought more durable to cover,” she mentioned. “We spend all this time collectively, and he is actually my greatest buddy, so it simply turns into one thing the place I am not going to cover one thing that makes me completely happy.”
She added: “It will not be all you see, my job is my job, however on the finish of the day, that is somebody who issues to me, so why not.”
Nonetheless on her TikTok account, nevertheless, is a video of her leaning in for a kiss from Darius behind a fan, overlaid with the phrases, “Girl miss takes what she WANTS.”
What has she mentioned about her relationships usually?
In March 2020, earlier than assembly her present boyfriend, Palmer shared Harper’s Bazaar, “I do not actually do relationship stuff on-line, primarily as a result of I do not understand how I’d do it with out trying tacky or one thing, you understand? Sure, I’m 100% genuine, however there are issues I do maintain for household and mates.”
Did Darius make any feedback about anticipating a toddler?
On Sunday, Dec. 4, Darius shared a photograph of Palmer clearly trying pregnant in his Instagram Tales with the numbers “2023” and a pink coronary heart emoji.
When have been Keke and Darius first seen collectively after the being pregnant announcement?
The couple attended a New York Rangers recreation Monday night time, simply two days after Palmer shared the information of their first being pregnant. She was all smiles with him.
How did Keke and Darius announce the start of their son Leo?
Keke shared the information on her Instagram two days after Leo’s start. She wrote:
1. Being solely 48 hours older! 😳
2. Darius used to make playlists for me after we first began relationship, El Debarge’s “Somebody” was a favourite. We turned somebody and made somebody, have a look at God! 😆
3. The infant loves Rolling Ray as a result of it purrs.
4. “I do not cover the world from my son, I cover my son from the world.” Haha
5. I am simply enjoying, my babyface is on this slide.
6. And this slide 🤣😅😍❤️🙏🏾😇😭
Born throughout Black Historical past Month, with a reputation to match 😄!
LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world, child Leo.
What have Keke and Darius mentioned about changing into mother and father since welcoming their son?
Keke has commonly shared household photographs since she and Darius welcomed their son Leo, beginning at Easter:
To a household baseball outing:
Why did Jackson’s tweets about Palmer’s Usher live performance outfit get consideration in July 2023?
Keke Palmer turned a trending subject on Twitter in early July 2023 when Jackson tweeted that he did not approve of what his girlfriend was sporting whereas attending Usher’s live performance. Palmer didn’t reply to the tweets, however many expressed disappointment with Jackson for shaming Palmer for her outfit, particularly contemplating he did it in public quite than having a personal dialog.
He doubled down after his first tweet went viral:
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first ebook, The lonely hunter, might be launched in February 2022 by Dial Press.