Keke Palmer Welcomes First Child With Partner Darius Jackson

Actress and TV personality Keke Palmer welcomed a baby boy into the world on Monday with her partner, Darius Jackson.  Palmer’s 12.1 million Instagram followers were informed of the couple’s firstborn’s entry into the world through an Instagram post.

“Hey Son!!!! Only 48 hours of being parents!”, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, Palmer’s newborn, was included in one of the images that were part of the post.

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She also left a note for her partner, “Darius always made me playlists when we first started dating, “Someone” by El Debarge was a favorite. We became each other’s someone and made a someone, look at God!” Palmer concluded her post by noting that her son was, “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match!” 

The actress made the announcement of her pregnancy during an episode of “Saturday Night Live” when numerous internet pregnancy rumours started to circulate.

Keke Palmer Welcomes First Child With Darius Jackson

“There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant. I just want to set the record straight … I am,” Palmer said during her opening monologue and unbuttoning her coat to reveal her baby bump.


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Congratulations from celebrity friends and fans alike poured in on her announcement. Rapper Big Sean said, “Big Congrats! Welcome to the club.” Actress Meagan Good wrote, ” Congratulations sis, Blessings on Blessings to you and your family!” Star and creator of Abott Elementary Quinta Brunson wrote ” “Congratulations!!!! Welcome to the best hood!”

For her work in Jordan Peele’s most recent film, Nope, Palmer most recently received the New York Film Circle’s Best Supporting Actress award. Rihanna will also act with Sacha Baron Cohen in the upcoming David O. Russell movie Super Toys, according to Variety.

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