Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson Defy Controversy in Birthday Bash
Keke Palmer, the accomplished actress, singer, and TV personality, celebrated her 30th birthday in style, accompanied by Darius Jackson, her partner and father of their 6-month-old son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. The couple marked the occasion by dispelling recent breakup rumors, engaging in heartfelt conversations, and sharing their genuine affection in a heartwarming Instagram Live session.
The festivities took place on August 26th, as captured by Pop Crave, when the couple decided to quell speculations surrounding their relationship status. In a restaurant setting, Keke expressed her gratitude to Darius, saying, “Thank you for taking me out on my birthday, as always. I mean, it’s not always my birthday, but you always do take me out. But I just thank you for making it special for my birthday. That’s so sweet.” Darius responded playfully, “I took you out on your birthday for your birthday, and that’s why we’re out here on your birthday and having drinks on your birthday.”
In the live session, Darius playfully shared his thoughts on Virgos, Keke’s star sign. Amid laughter, he acknowledged, “The Virgos don’t believe the hype. They are the biggest spokespersons for themselves.” As the exchange continued, Darius affectionately referred to Keke as his “partner in crime,” causing the actress to playfully encourage him to embrace his admiration for Virgos.
Keke Palmer spends her 30th birthday with ex boyfriend Darius Jackson. pic.twitter.com/CJ79aVNJ4r
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This birthday celebration comes after a period of controversy, where Darius had publicly commented on Keke’s attire at a Usher concert in July. The incident led to rumors of a breakup, which both Keke and Darius had neither confirmed nor addressed directly. However, Darius took to social media to clarify his stance, stating, “I haven’t spoken to anyone about anything or gave permission to anyone to speak for me, so all these sites & post about me making any type of statement is false.”
In a touching gesture, Darius celebrated Keke’s birthday by sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), showcasing Keke sharing precious moments with their baby boy. He wrote, “Happy Birthday to a one of a kind being. Hoping your 30s bring you many joys & triumphs!”
Keke herself commemorated her milestone birthday by sharing empowering images on her Instagram, radiating confidence and gratitude. She wrote, “#DurrtyThirty. Being grateful is the KEY, so showing gratitude is always the move! I am blessed and grateful to see another year… Here’s to finding more balance in self-expression from personal and professional life. God Bless.”