Keke Palmer Feels ‘Powerful’ As a Mom Amid Darius Jackson Drama

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Keke Palmer is embracing her position as a mother and sharing how the expertise has helped her enhance her confidence.

“After having my child, I’ve simply gotten a lot extra highly effective. I’m simply so strengthened in a loopy means. Strutting my stuff, having fun with,” Palmer, 29, stated in an interview with The Minimize revealed on Tuesday, July 11. “I’ll be trustworthy, I feel earlier than I even had the newborn, I used to be actually really fairly self-conscious.”

Palmer confessed that earlier than she welcomed son Leodis Andrellton, now 5 months, with boyfriend Darius Jackson, she was at all times “attempting to be on level” when it got here to her bodily look.

“Being slim and being slot in a selected means was at all times one thing that I used to be gunning for,” she admitted. “After having the newborn, my physique obtained a lot greater and I began getting fluff in areas I by no means had earlier than.”

The Nope actress revealed that her coach advised her that they weren’t going to work on getting her physique again to what it was earlier than her being pregnant. As a substitute, Palmer has determined to “embrace” her new physique and concentrate on loving her little boy.

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“If there’s one particular person on this earth that loves [me] for positive, it’s that child,” she advised the outlet. “[I’m] glad, as a result of there’s no love prefer it. Any individual loving you want that, hell, who cares [what I look like]?”

Palmer’s phrases of knowledge come one week after her boyfriend, 29, shamed her for an outfit she wore to an Usher live performance.

“It’s the outfit tho … you a mother,” Jackson tweeted on July 5, alongside a video of his girlfriend being serenaded by Usher, 44, on stage whereas sporting a sheer black gown over a black bodysuit.

Keke Palmer Feels ‘More Powerful’ As a Mom Amid Drama With Boyfriend Darius Jackson
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After receiving backlash for his feedback, Jackson doubled down and defined his stance on the problem.

“We dwell in a era the place a person of the household doesn’t need the spouse & mom to his children to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he will get advised how a lot of a hater he’s,” he added by way of Twitter. “That is my household & my illustration. I’ve requirements & morals to what I imagine. I relaxation my case.”

Jackson subsequently deactivated then reactivated his social media pages following the drama. He seemingly deleted pictures of Palmer off his web page within the wake of the scandal. Amid the controversy, Palmer posted a cryptic TikTok video on July 7 of herself lip-syncing audio from an interview she did in June with Them. “You ain’t stopping what’s happening with me, sweetheart. So when you about to behave up, I’m ’bout to hyperlink up,” she said.

That very same day, Palmer additionally launched a brand new merch line that was seemingly impressed by Jackson’s remark. “One factor is definite and one factor is true, IM A MOTHA, by way of and thru! 😍,” she tweeted on the time. “‘IM A MOTHA’ and ‘Stevie to the bulls–t’ shirts out there NOW!”