Search icon


28th Feb 2023

Keke Palmer welcomes her first child and his name is the sweetest

Ellen Fitzpatrick

So happy for her!

A huge congrats are in order for Keke Palmer and her partner Darius Jackson as they welcome their first child.

The actress announced that she has given birth to a baby boy on Monday, and his name is just so precious.

Naming her new addition Leodis “Leo” Andrellton, the proud parents shared their first family photos together on Instagram.

“Hey Son!!!!” Keke wrote, adding: “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by BIG BOSS ?? (@keke)

The first snap showed the couple after “only 48hrs of being parents!”, and the second went on to share an adorable video of the new mum singing “Someone” by El Debarge to Darius in the car as it was one of the first songs the couple listened to together.

“We became each other’s someone and made a someone, look at God!” Keke added.

Sharing more photos of the new family, Keke went on to say: “‘I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world.’ Hahaha. I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide … And this slide.”

The Nope actress first announced she was expecting a baby while she was hosting Saturday Night Live in December.

“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!” she exclaimed during her opening monologue, unbuttoning her long jacket to reveal her baby bump.


keke palmer