10 Fun Facts About Darius Jackson (Keke Palmer’s Boyfriend): Net Worth, Job, Age, Height, Birthday, Sibling, Nationality, Wiki, Bio

Keke Palmer and her partner Darius Jackson are parents to a baby boy – But who is the comedian’s boyfriend?

The career of Keke Palmer has been extremely successful. She’s been a total winner when it comes to acting, singing, songwriting, dancing, fashion designing, and much more in order to accumulate her current net worth. She’s always there to make us laugh and give it to us straight. But more importantly, we grew up with her.

Keke has been given a handful of notable awards over the years to prove she knows what she’s doing in the Hollywood industry. She’s also worked alongside some major A-list stars including Jennifer Lopez, Dolly Parton, and Laurence Fishburne.

As Keke Palmer’s star continues to rise, her adoring fans want to know everything they can about the actress, singer, and TV personality. Well, we’ve watched her become a mom for the first time, this is a huge blessing to her!

Watching her become a mom is leaving us just so proud and a bit teary-eyed. That’s right! On Feb. 25, 2023, Leodis Andrellton Jackson was born to Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson.

While we know a lot about Keke, we don’t know that much about Darius. Let’s get to know the new father, his age, profession, and his parents while we’re at it!

1. Who is Darius Jackson?

Darius is an athlete and fitness instructor who gained fame for dating popular comedian, and singer, Keke Palmer.

He can also be seen on KeyTV’s Sportsfan, a scripted series, co-created by Keke and Darius.

“Co-creating and writing Sportsfan was a truly exciting experience for me. Pushing the boundaries of traditional storytelling by filming the entire series on a smartphone allowed for a level of creativity and innovation that I believe sets the series apart…” Keke said in a statement. “My co-creator Darius and I pulled from our real-life situations, whether it be Lila planning a baby shower in the middle of football season or CJ dealing with different family dynamics – to make a series that felt relevant, familiar, and honestly fun for the KeyTV viewers!”

2. How old is Darius Jackson?

According to Sportslulu, he was born in Inland Empire, Calif., sometime in 1994, making him 29 years old. His real name is Darius Daulton Jackson and currently lives in California, United States.

3. How tall is Darius Jackson?

Per online sources, Keke’s boyfriend Darius stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches. In meters he is 1.75 m tall whereas he is 175 cm tall.

He weighs 75 kg and 165.43 Ibs. He has a black hair and black eye color.


4. Who are Darius Jackson’s parents?

Darius Jackson was born to Romel Jackson, originally from Philadelphia, and Yhinyer Hubbard Jackson, originally from Panama. Info about his father is not much known online. Darius is an American, and comes from a strong Christian home.

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Darius and his brother, Sarunas Jackson.

5. Does Darius Jackson have siblings?

Keke Palmer’s baby daddy is not an only child to his parents. In fact,he has a brother-sibling. You may recognize Darius’s brother, Sarunas Jackson, as he is an actor and has starred in Insecure, Made for Love, and Good Trouble.

6. When did Keke and Darius start dating?

Darius and Keke began dating in 2021 after meeting during a party at Diddy’s house. They must have gotten pretty serious quickly because mere months later, Darius took to Instagram celebrate Keke’s birthday.

In a now-deleted post, Darius wrote, “Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are. You’ve been a blessing from above, and I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me and also seeing me as someone you can finally be yourself to…I’m glad [we’ve] been able to help each other throughout our lowest of times and show one another that what we are bringing to the table is everything that we got. Enjoy your day, make the most of it, and happy birthday. I love you.”

Keke and Darius

7. Keke Palmer and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, reportedly broke up in early 2022.

Keke and Darius​​ met at a party at Diddy’s house, per MadameNoire. Darius is an athlete and fitness instructor. He’s also the brother of Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson.

On Aug. 27, 2021, Darius gushed about Keke, who is a very proud Virgo, on her birthday. “Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are. You’ve been a blessing from above, and I thank you for showing me a lot of feelings I didn’t know I had in me and also seeing me as someone you can finally be yourself to,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.

“I’m glad [we’ve] been able to help each other throughout our lowest of times and show one another that what we are bringing to the table is everything that we got. Enjoy your day, make the most of it, and happy birthday. I love you.”

But sadly, the bliss seemingly came to an end in March 2022. During that time, Keke removed all of her obviously coupled-up photos from social media, the jig was up. Not only that, but the pair unfollowed each other on Instagram. However, the couple is reportedly back on the right track now that she’s pregnant.

Keke and Darius

8. Keke Palmer got pregnant for Darius Jackson. She shared the news in December 2022.

Keke went on to announce her pregnancy while hosting Saturday Night Live a year later, in December 2022. Darius and Keke were excited about their first child.

In December 2022, Keke took the stage for her first hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. The Nope star used her opening monologue to share the happy news in front of the world. After stating that there were “rumors” about her being pregnant, Keke flaunted her growing baby bump and beamed as the audience cheered her on.

Following Keke’s public announcement, Darius shared his excitement about the pregnancy with several posts featuring his baby mama. On Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, he reposted a screenshot of Keke’s SNL monologue where she held her belly in front of the audience.

Before the Instagram Story, Darius also posted a photo of Keke visibly pregnant at a restaurant and wearing a brown sweater and captioned the snap “2023,” per E! News.


9. Keke and Darius welcomed their first child, a son, in Febraury 2023.

Darius and Keke’s son, Leo — short for Leodis Andrellton Jackson — was born in late February 2023.

Keke took to Instagram to celebrate the news, jokingly captioning, “…“I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world… I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide,” with a slide show of adorable videos and photos of the family.

Keke Palmer revealed her choice of baby name on Tuesday as she announced the little one’s arrival. “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match,” she wrote in her Instagram caption, alongside a grinning emoji. “Leodis Andrellton Jackson. Welcome to the world, baby Leo.”

On his Instagram, meanwhile, Darius told followers that Leodis was born on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 3:28 p.m.

So far, more than 2 million Instagram users have liked Keke’s post, and fellow celebrities are celebrating the news. “Congratulations!” newly minted EGOT winner Viola Davis wrote. “Beautiful baby.”

“So precious!” added The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey.

And rapper Big Sean wrote, “Big congrats! Welcome to the club.”

Famous folks also left loving comments on Darius’s post, too. “Congrats to you and @keke,” Good Trouble star Sherry Cola wrote. “Blessings!”

“Congratulations,” added television host Kendall Kyndall.

Keke said that the name is “giving I marched with Martin.”

When @_DocLee tweeted that the name sounds “like it led a civil rights march,” Keke replied, saying, “It’s giving I marched with Martin, purrrr.”

“Can’t wait for your son to change the world with a name like that,” replied @whinysinglefem1.

One Twitter user made up a convincing backstory for the name. “Know your history,” @QuanSai tweeted. “Leodis Andrellton Jackson was born on February 27, 1879, in Hobson City, Alabama, to parents Darius Jackson and Lauren Keyana Palmer. Leodis is credited with inventing the cast-iron skillet.”

@ShaheemBee, meanwhile, joked that Keke should have named her child after her famous Disney Channel role: “You know you was suppose to name that baby True Jackson, lol.”

10. What is Darius Jackson’s net worth? He has a relatively low fortune as compared to Keke Palmer’s net worth?

Darius Jackson currently has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He makes his money for being a fitness instrctor, althlete, storyteller, writer, media personality, social media influencer and entrepreneur. Keke Palmer (born Lauren Keyana Palmer) is known for acting, singing, songwriting, dancing, fashion designing and has a current net worth of $7.5 million.

Transitioning from a child star on Nickelodeon to a major actress in blockbuster movies was obviously a simple feat for Keke. Her Nickelodeon presence is still considered unforgettable to this day ever since she took the leading role in the show True Jackson, VP from 2008 to 2011. In the show, she played a young teenager who snagged a job as a fashion executive at the corporate level in the harsh business of trends and style.

Keke’s music career is another interesting avenue to explore since she has an impressive singing voice. She’s released a handful of albums including “So Uncool” in 2007, “Awaken” and “Awaken Reloaded” in 2011, a self-titled record in 2012, “Waited to Exhale” in 2016, and “Virgo Tendencies” in 2020. Expressing herself creatively is something Keke’s totally comfortable doing.

Her fans seem to totally love her — she has over 12.2 million followers on Instagram keeping up with her daily activities. In terms of fashion design, the first time Keke launched a clothing line was back in 2009 as a collaboration with Walmart. The collection was inspired by the character she played on Nickelodeon, and she named the product selection Mad Style by True Jackson.

Congratulations to Darius, Keke, and Leo! You guys have a beautiful family and Keke, we are so so proud of you girlfriend!

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