Actress Keke Palmer made the announcement that she was expecting a child with her boyfriend Darius Jackson on Saturday, December 3, while hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time.
“There’s 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!” Prior to removing her coat to show her pregnancy, Palmer said during her introductory monologue.
She continued, “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.”
Who is Darius?
Meet Darius Jackson, KeKe Palmer Baby Father
According to Starsoffline.com, Darius Jackson and KeKe Palmer’s paths crossed for the first time at Diddy and Issa Rae’s Memorial Day Party in May 2021. Reportedly, Darius’s brother Sarunas played cupid in their love story. The outlet reports it was just a month after KeKe was spotted with her ex Styn for the last time together. KeKe and Darius kept their relationship private until KeKe’s 28th birthday on 26 August 2021 when they went public with their relationship.
On the post which has been deleted since, Darius wished his baby mother via an IG post that he captioned, “You’ve been a blessing from above & I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me,” Darius wrote. To which, KeKe responded, “ (2X puppy eyes emoji) I love u thank you.”
In October of 2021, KeKE shared a video of her boyfriend which she has also since deleted, writing, “Without being too mushy because I HATEEEE THAT, it feels really nice to not be afraid to show this kind of care for someone that I don’t share the same blood with. I thought it could never happen, I can be quite guarded, but I appreciate you for being a safe space. I will always cherish what you have given me.”
In March 2022, all of the posts were deleted in bulk. There were reports that they had broken up, but Palmer clarified why she had removed the pictures on The Tamron Hall Show in November of this year, despite the fact that their relationship is public knowledge.
“It became more difficult to hide,” she said. “We spend all this time together, and he really is my closest friend, so it just becomes a thing where I’m not gonna hide something that makes me happy.”
She added, “It’s not gonna be everything you see, my job is my job, but at the end of the day this is somebody that is important to me so why not.”
While they have been keeping their relationship a secret, Darius recently took to his IG and announced that they were expecting a child together. On his IG story, he posted a pregnant pic of KeKe with the simple caption “2023 [heart emoji]”.
Darius Jackson Age
In January 2022, Darius Jackson celebrated turning 28 years old. This means he was born in the year 1994.
Who Are Darius Jackson Parents?
Darius Jackson is the son of Romel Jackson and Yhinyer T Hubbard-Jackson. While his father hailed from Philadelphia, his mom is a native of Panama. Hence, Darius is of Afro-Panamanian ancestry. Darius had mentioned before that he was accepted more in the African-American community rather than the Mexican community though he was half Panamanian.
The patriarch, Romel, is currently working at Beach Cities Protection Services before working at the California Dept. of Corrections. He celebrated his 64th birthday in July 2022. The matriarch of the Jackson household is 62 years old and working as HIM Director at Prime Healthcare Services since July 2003.
Moving on, Darius has two older siblings. Sarunas, who is 32 years old (in March 2022), was a fresh face on season two of Insecure who played Alejandro “Dro” Pena. Standing tall at 6’8”, he played basketball at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Corona, California. He has been in an open relationship.
Their second brother Marques A. Jackson is reportedly a half-brother of Sarunas as well as Darius.
Darius Jackson Height
According to Darius Jackson’s Maxpreps profile, his height measures 6 feet 6 inches. A few tattoos on his body (including 3IV3 on his neck) and a few moles on his face are his distinct feature.
Darius Jackson Job
Darius Jackson is working on his acting career like his brother. He has also been a fitness instructor at Inspire Fitness. He also served as a host of the Bleav Podcast Network in Los Angeles.
Before that, Darius worked for a number of reputable firms, including iHeartMedia, 23 Hour Fitness, the Anaheim Ducks, and Lawndale City TV, as a promotions assistant, service representative, color analyst, and reporter. Around 2017, Darius also did on-air shifts for KBCH internet radio, where he prepared for the show, announced music, and talked about the hottest subjects in entertainment.
Darius enjoyed “catch-up sleep,” hanging out with friends and family, and going to the movies when he wasn’t working.
He participated in varsity football at Roosevelt High School in high school. Darius played football for the school team while he was a student at Fresno State University. Darius enrolled in a 30-week rigorous training program at The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting later that year.
How Much Is Darius Jackson Net Worth?
While Darius Jackson has a net worth below $400 thousand. His baby mother KeKe Palmer reportedly sits on a total fortune of $7.5 million.
Where Is Darius Jackson From?
Darius Jackson hails from Eastvale, California. He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
When Is Darius Jackson Birthday?
Darius Jackson celebrates his birthday on 21 January.
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