Congratulations are in order for Keke Palmer.
For the movie star on Monday 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.
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.
Congratulations from us all at AE!