Keke Palmer has become a mommy! The 29-year-old revealed on Monday that she had given birth to her first child with her partner, Darius Jackson.
Palmer revealed the birth of her son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, on Instagram. “Born during Black History Month, with a fitting moniker! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world, infant Leo “She wrote.
In December, the actor and podcaster announced her pregnancy by starting off her Saturday Night Live premiere with an endearing baby belly reveal on the Studio 8H stage.
She entered the stage for her speech wearing a tight-fitting jacket that appeared to conceal her baby bulge – but she used the opportunity to share some happy news.
“But I’m particularly happy to be here because there have been some stories floating around. Folks have been stating in my remarks, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s expecting,’ and I want to put the record straight: I am, in fact, expectant “She said this while drawing open her windbreaker and showing her baby bulge.
“I have to admit, though, it’s terrible when people on the internet disseminate stories about you, but it’s even worse when they’re true,” she laughed. “I was working so hard to keep it quiet because I had so much going on. Strangers kept approaching me and saying, ‘Congratulations!’ ‘Shhh, can you please stop?’ I say. On the line is a booze endorsement! We can finally get to the baby party once the check clears!'”
Following her stint as a presenter, Palmer went to Instagram to express her appreciation to the show’s cast and staff, as well as her family and Jackson.
“This year has caught me by surprise! And how amazing is it that my infant and I are already doing everything together? “Palmer penned a letter. “Heaven bless you! Thank you to my wonderful parents and family for their unending support. Bless you, @noraradd, for always being my spiritual sibling! You understand, my Pisces moon.
Thank you to my team for continuously striving for and moving mountains to broaden the scope of my talent, and thank you to my other half @dvulton for providing me with the things that only real union can provide. Isn’t love all we have? You don’t do anything in this world alone and believe me, I’m not alone! I am extremely thankful… Merry Christmas!”
Jackson, also known as Darius Daulton, is the junior sibling of Sarunas J. Jackson, who stars in Insecure and Good Trouble.
Palmer and Jackson’s friendship has largely remained private. Last year, Jackson made the pair’s Instagram public by writing a tender birthday greeting to the celebrity.
Congrats to the three-person household!
They are now a happy family of three!