Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson Defy Controversy in Birthday Bash
Keke Palmer, a talented actress, singer, and TV personality, celebrated her 30th birthday in style with her partner Darius Jackson, the father of their 6-month-old son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. The couple took the opportunity to dismiss recent breakup rumors, engaging in heartfelt conversations and sharing their genuine affection in an endearing Instagram Live session.
The birthday festivities occurred on August 26th, as captured by Pop Crave. The couple chose to address the speculations surrounding their relationship status during a restaurant celebration. Keke expressed her appreciation 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 playfully responded, “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 their Instagram Live session, Darius lightheartedly shared his thoughts on Virgos, Keke’s star sign. Amidst laughter, he acknowledged, “The Virgos don’t believe the hype. They are the biggest spokespersons for themselves.” As the conversation continued, Darius affectionately referred to Keke as his “partner in crime,” and the actress encouraged 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, during which Darius publicly commented on Keke’s attire at a Usher concert in July. This incident sparked rumors of a breakup, but both Keke and Darius neither confirmed nor addressed the speculations directly. However, Darius took to social media to clarify his stance, stating, “I haven’t spoken to anyone about anything or given permission to anyone to speak for me, so all these sites & posts about me making any type of statement are false.”
In a heartfelt gesture, Darius celebrated Keke’s birthday by sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), featuring precious moments of Keke 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.”