It went from “Baby, it’s Keke Palmer!” to “It’s Keke Palmer’s baby!” The Nickelodeon alum revealed she’s expecting with boyfriend Darius Daulton Jackson during her Saturday Night Live monologue on December 3, 2022. Keep reading to find out more on Darius, Keke’s exes and past relationships.
Who Is Keke Palmer Dating?
“There’s some rumors going around. People have been in my comments saying ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I want to set the record straight — I am,” the Nope actress said while hosting the iconic sketch comedy show, opening her blazer to reveal her stomach.
“It is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you y’all, but it’s even worse when they’re correct,” she continued.
The True Jackson VP star is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Darius Jackson, a fitness instructor she reportedly met in May 2021 at a Memorial Day party hosted by Issa Rae and Diddy, though neither of the two confirmed said rumor.
“Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did but here we are,” Darius wrote for Keke’s birthday in August 2021 in a now-deleted Instagram post. “You’ve been a blessing from above & I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me.”
Following the birth of their son Leodis in February 2023, Keke dedicated an Instagram post to Darius for his first Father’s Day in June 2023.”Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever!(don’t tell my dad I said that),” she began.
“Congrats Mr. Man, Leodis and I are so very happy to have such a fun, kind, responsible, dependable and supportive man like you in our lives. It’s so wonderful to see the kind of loving father you are, but I’m not surprised. You wanted to be a dad maybe more than I wanted to be a mother and that’s saying a lot, because I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be a mother. I love this for us, but I really love it for Leo! God bless you darling, thank you for being in our lives. WE LOVE YOU!”
Who Has Keke Palmer Dated?
Keke is extremely private when it comes to her love life, but she has been romantically linked to a few famous names in the past.
She was in a rumored on-and-off relationship with actor Quincy Brown from October 2013 to January 2017 and also dated rapper YG in 2014. She was rumored to be dating Ty Dolla $ign in 2016 and musician Styn from 2019 to 2020.
“I’ve always had the same philosophy when it comes to dating,” she said in a Harper’s Bazaar interview from March 2020. “Not that I wouldn’t give someone a try. But trying to keep my private life outside of my work life, to me, it’s easiest when you don’t date someone with the same career.” She continued, “I think a lot about, like, does this person really like me for me? And it’s not just romantic relationships. It’s friends too. That wavering, that’s the most traumatic thing about fame.”
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