Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson Welcome First Child and Announce Name

Congratulations are in order for Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson, as the couple are now a family of three.

The Emmy Award winning actress, 29, recently announced the arrival of their first child together, a baby boy, taking to Instagram on Monday to share the good news.

Credit: Instagram – @KEKE

“Born during Black History Month, with a name to match!” she wrote in the caption. – Paired with adorable snaps and videos of the new parents and baby shortly after his arrival.

She continues on to reveal his name, writing ”LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo.” Such an adorable name!

The heartwarming social media post was a selection of 6 sweet photos, that Palmer had broken down into different moments in the caption.

She teased showing off her newborn son to the world, hiding his face in the 4th photo, which was captioned “‘I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world.’ Hahaha,” she wrote,

However, the next photo showed him close up all snuggled up, and was captioned as ”5. I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide … And this slide.”

Credit: Instagram – @KEKE

The post has already racked up over 1.6 million likes, and the comments are flooded with support for the excited first time parents.

Actress Halle Bailey wrote ‘so precious!!!!’

Whilst other famous faces, such as Jimmy Fallon and Lil Nah X, took to showing their support with the cute comment of a love heart.

The Nope star first revealed her pregnancy in December, as she made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, announcing that she’s expecting her first baby with partner Jackson, a fitness instructor and former college football player.

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

After being quite private when it comes to her partner Jackson, the actress explained last year how sharing her relationship with the world soon became pretty much impossible.

On the Tamron Hall Show last year, Keke explained – “It became more difficult to hide,” she said of choosing to post photos with Jackson at the time. “We spend all this time together, and he really is my closest friend, so it just becomes a thing where I’m not gonna hide something that makes me happy.”

As the couple embark on this exciting journey of parenthood for the first time, we wish them all the best, and can’t wait to see what’s next for the family of three!

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