Keke Palmer & Darius Jackson's Baby Shower Was A Lit Fairytale Affair: Photos

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Keke Palmer attends the AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage)
During an interview on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last week, the 29-year-old casually revealed the gender of her bundle of joy.

Celebrity babies are coming in numbers lately, with droves of our favourite artists and actors expanding their families regularly. One of the most recent pregnancy announcements to come from Hollywood was during Keke Palmer's hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. Last month, she confirmed to the world that she and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, are expecting their first child together.

Spilling the tea on late-night television seems to be a favourite activity for the Disney Channel alum. After unveiling her bump to the SNL audience, Palmer joined Jimmy Fallon on his talk show last week. During their chat, the 29-year-old casually let it slip that she's expecting a boy.

Darius Daulton Jackson and Keke Palmer attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 02, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, fans' excitement has only grown stronger as the expecting mother shared adorable photos from her fairytale-themed baby shower on social media. "'A long time ago, in a land not so far... The King and Queen got together to play,'" she wrote in the caption of her photo dump late on Saturday (January 28) night.

"'The play turned to love as many sunsets passed by. Now there's a prince, who's soon to arrive!'" her sweet poem ends. In the accompanying pictures, Palmer looks as glamorous as ever in a ribbed brown dress as she hugs her bump.

The first three images are solo snapshots of mama in her third trimester. In the last few photos, Jackson joins his partner in a coordinated brown outfit.

In the comment section, countless celebrity friends are sending kind wishes to the Hustlers star in this exciting time. "The absolute prettiest," SZA wrote. Casse, Chloe Bailey, Stefflon Don, and La La Anthony also had compliments to give.

As blog posts surfacing online point out, the event wasn't anything short of lit. Palmer's due date is quickly approaching. Still, she didn't hesitate to drop it low and keep the crowd laughing with her usual comedic antics.

Before they celebrated their baby boy at his shower this weekend, Palmer made sure to show some love to Jackson on his birthday earlier this month. For the most part, they've kept their romance low-key, but as her due date approaches, the actress has been sharing more of their love with the world.

Read her heartwarming message to the expecting father here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.