Keke Palmer Gives Birth, Welcomes 1st Child With Darius Jackson

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First-time mother! Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, have welcomed their first baby collectively, they introduced on Monday, February 27.

Palmer and Jackson, each 29, revealed their child boy in a set of images through Instagram. “Born throughout Black Historical past Month, with a reputation to match 😄!” the Nope actress captioned the images. “LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world child Leo.”

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The previous Nickelodeon star first shared the information of her being pregnant reside on air throughout her​ Saturday Night time Dwell monologue in December 2022.

“There’s some rumors going round, individuals have been in my feedback saying, ‘Keke’s having a child, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I wanna set the report straight,” Palmer quipped throughout the NBC broadcast. “I’m,” she confirmed earlier than revealing her bump to the viewers.

She continued to joke with the gang: “I imply, like, I used to be attempting so laborious to maintain it on the down low, ‘trigger I bought a number of stuff occurring, you recognize? Folks stored coming as much as me [and saying,] ‘Congratulations.’ I’m like, ‘Sssh, can y’all cease? I bought a liquor sponsorship on the road. Let the test clear after which we will get to the rattling child bathe!’”

Palmer and Jackson first started courting in summer season 2021, shortly after Jackson’s brother, Sarunas Jackson, starred in Insecure with Palmer.

The pair have been notoriously non-public with their relationship ever since however have shared glimpses through social media.

“You’ve been a blessing from above,” Darius wrote in a since-deleted put up through Instagram when the couple confirmed their relationship in August 2021. “By no means would have anticipated summer season 2021 to prove the way in which it did, however right here we’re. I’m glad we had been capable of assist one another all through our lowest of instances & present each other that what we’re bringing to the desk is every thing that we bought.”

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The Hustlers actress, who has beforehand been open about her fears of courting individuals within the {industry}, opened up about her beau throughout the Tamron Corridor Present. “I’ve at all times been any individual that hasn’t wished an excessive amount of {industry} stuff in my life,” she mentioned in November 2021. “[Darius is] very industry-adjacent, that means he understands it however that’s not what he’s about. We spend all this time collectively, and he actually is my closest buddy.”

Shortly after sharing her being pregnant information, Palmer gushed over the health teacher. “Thanks to my different half @dvulton for giving me the issues that solely true unity can deliver,” she wrote through Instagram on December 5. “Love is all now we have isn’t it, you do nothing on this world alone and belief me, I’m not alone!”

Earlier than Jackson, Palmer was linked to musician Styn, Rodney King, Quincy Brown and YG.