Keke Palmer Welcomes First Child With Darius Jackson

It’s been a few months since Keke Palmer announced she’s pregnant while hosting SNL, and she just shared some more exciting news with her fans. The 29-year-old actress welcomed her first child with Darius Jackson: a son named Leodis “Leo” Andrellton Jackson.

Palmer shared the happy news by posting a photo alongside Jackson on February 27 and captioned it by writing “only 48hrs of being parents!” She also shared two close-ups of baby Leo, in addition to the video footage of their small family of three in the hospital, after she gave birth.

Palmer’s Instagram caption also stated that her son was “born during Black History Month, with a name to match”. She also wrote, “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 announced her pregnancy by showing off her baby bump while hosting Saturday Night Live in late 2022, after dealing with pregnancy rumors for quite some time. This announcement came about two years after she revealed she’s been living with polycystic ovary syndrome for years, and her pregnancy offered hope to many women who are dealing with PCOS.