In February 2023, KEKE Palmer and her ex-boyfriend Darius Jackson welcomed their first child together.
Currently, the celebrity is fighting her ex-boyfriend for sole custody of her son. What is Darius’s identity, and when did they begin dating?
Who is Keke Palmer’s baby daddy, Darius Jackson?
In contrast to Keke Palmer, who is in the public eye all the time, Darius Jackson is still relatively new to the entertainment business.
Sarunas Jackson from Issa Rae’s popular HBO sitcom Insecure is the brother of Darius.
Darius is a fitness instructor at Inspire Fitness and an aspiring actor who works in entertainment.
He has tens of thousands of followers on his YouTube page as well.
When did Keke and Darius start dating?
It’s said that in May 2021, Darius and Keke got together during Diddy and Rae’s Memorial Day celebration.
Sarunas introduced Palmer to Darius following her own appearance on Insecure.
It was reported that the two were dating in March 2022.
Speaking to Bustle about her relationship in March 2022, she stated: “This is the happiest I’ve ever felt with someone. So why would I go out of my way to hide this person?”
She added: “That’s a lot more work than just living in my life and being in my life.”
The two had earlier posted together on Instagram to officially announce their relationship.
But after two years of dating, a source told People on August 16, 2023, Darius had “moved on”.
The announcement comes after Darius openly criticized Keke’s July attendance at Usher’s Las Vegas residency over her outfit.
“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he said in a later deleted tweet regarding photos of Keke who wore a sheer dress to the show.
That same day, Usher released the video to his newest single, Boyfriend, featuring Keke – making it her first response on the matter in the form of the music.
Following the incident, the Nope star filled for full custody of her son.
According to TMZ, Keke was “willing to pay expenses of pregnancy and birth” but asked the court to order Darius to help with “attorney and expert fees.”
When did Keke Palmer give birth?
On February 27, 2023, Keke announced the birth of her son, Leodis “Leo” Andrellton Jackson, on Instagram.
“Born during Black History Month, with a name to match,” she wrote, following a little message to her son – packed with pictures of the 48-hour parents and their newest little addition.
Keke previously revealed her pregnancy news on SNL in December 2022, stating: “There are some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I wanna set the record straight — I am!”
She added: “I gotta say, though, it is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you y’all, but it’s even worse when they’re correct. I mean, like, I was trying so hard to keep it on the down low cause I got a lot of stuff going on, you know?
“But honestly, this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I’m going to be a mom.”
She also stated: “Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor, I just wanna say, look, I’m 29, I’m grown, I have sex, I own a home, I stormed the Capitol on January 6, you know? Things adults do.”
Keke did not reveal any further details about her pregnancy on the comedy show.
What is Keke Palmer’s net worth?
Keke’s estimated net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is at $7.5 million.
Her work as an actress, singer, and television personality in the entertainment business is her main source of income.
In addition, she receives money from sponsorships and brand endorsements.