Congratulations are in order for Keke Palmer.
On Monday, the actor confirmed on social media that she had given birth to a baby boy, Leodis Andrellton. “Hey Son!” Palmer captioned an Instagram slideshow that included a photograph of her and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, posing with their newborn child. “Welcome to the world baby Leo.”
Palmer also shared a close-up snap of Leodis’s face as he snuggled with a plush elephant toy, along with selfies of her and Jackson during their first 48 hours as parents.
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Palmer announced her pregnancy back in December while hosting Saturday Night Live. “There’s some rumors going around; people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’” she said during the show. “And I wanna set the record straight—I am!”
It was the first of many stylish maternity moments for Palmer. Soon after, she made a glamorous appearance in a shimmering silver Michael Kors dress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards that showed off her burgeoning baby bump. Then, in January, she orchestrated a high-octane photoshoot with noted fashion photographer David LaChapelle in which she wore a yellow chiffon Fendi gown while Jackson looked on. “It’s giving poetry. It’s giving [Michelangelo],” Palmer wrote of the image. “It’s giving Sistine Chapel. It’s giving masterpiece.”
Palmer and Jackson have been dating since 2021. This is their first child together.