The Keke Palmer pregnancy announcement is probably the least surprising announcement of 2023.

The New York Post is reporting that fans of the Nope actress have been speculating on her pregnancy for the past few weeks. And the rumors hit a fever pitch in November 2022 when Palmer appeared at the CDFA Awards wearing what many thought was an “extravagant” dress. The outlet reports that fans thought the poufy, pretty green dress was an elaborate ruse to hide her pregnancy.

And, on December 3, 2022, Keke Palmer confirmed her pregnancy while hosting Saturday Night Live.

She also took the time to make a joke about the rumors.

“There’s some rumors going around. People have been in my comments saying ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I want to set the record straight — I am,” she said, before opening her jacket to reveal her baby bump. “You know, 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.”

Jokes and rumors aside, the Keke Palmer pregnancy announcement was a full-blown Beyoncé-style moment for the actress, model, and host. We love to see it!

Let’s take a look at what else we know about Keke Palmer’s pregnancy. Congratulations, Keke!

Keke Palmer Pregnancy: Who is Her Child’s Father?

Palmer’s child is due in 2023, and her child’s father is Darius Jackson. The brother of Sarunas Jackson — an actor best known for his role on the HBO hit series, Insecure — Darius Jackson is an aspiring actor with his own YouTube channel.

According to Us Magazine, Palmer and Jackson met at Diddy’s Memorial Day party back in 2021, and they’ve largely kept their relationship private.

However, they made things “Instagram official” back in August 2021.

Controversy Surrounding Darius Jackson


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Unfortunately, not everything with Darius Jackson is all sunshine and roses.

Shortly after Palmer and Jackson made things Instagram official, Jackson’s ex-girlfriend, Taylor Marie, took to TikTok to make scandalous accusations. The Jasmine Brand reported that Jackson allegedly pressured the aspiring model to get an abortion, only to get with Palmer just a few short weeks later.

“When he gets you pregnant presses you to have an abortion and 3 weeks later is boo’d up with Keke Palmer [tea emoji],” she said, according to the outlet.

Taylor Marie then deleted the video, then reuploaded a new video with even more scandalous accusations.

“Let’s try this again, not gonna name drop only spread awareness that if you been through this sh*t you’re gonna get through it [hands praying emoji],” she said.

When is Keke Palmer due?

Though she didn’t confirm her exact due date,  nor the gender of her baby, Keke Palmer will give birth to her baby in 2023.