Keke Palmer’s first baby is here—and so are some adorable pictures and a name announcement!
Congratulations to Keke Palmer and her family! The 29-year-old Nope actor is officially a mom—she just gave birth to her first baby with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson.
Palmer announced the big news in an Instagram post, where she also revealed the baby’s name.
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“Born during Black History Month, with a name to match 😄!” she wrote. “LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo.”
The photos included on the slides give fans a sneak peek into Palmer’s parenting journey so far. The first photo, which she says was taken 48 hours into becoming parents, shows her and Jackson looking juuust a little tired. There’s a video of the family in the hospital, with Jackson holding and rocking baby Leo while Palmer rests. And there are several very sweet photos of Leo, who is just as perfect as any newborn should be.
Palmer and Jackson have been together since shortly after they met in 2021. While they mostly keep their family life private, Palmer shocked fans when she made a surprise announcement about her pregnancy while hosting Saturday Night Live in December of 2022.
“There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,'” she said during her opening monologue on the show. “I wanna set the record straight—I am!”
While the crowd cheered, she then pulled back her jacket to reveal her baby bump. Iconic, honestly.
While we’re sure that Palmer will share more Leo updates soon, we’re also sure she’s soaking in every moment with her new little family, and we love that for her. Congrats to Keke and Darius!