Keke Palmer, the talented actress, singer, and TV personality, celebrated her 30th birthday in a special way. She was accompanied by Darius Jackson, her partner and the father of their 6-month-old son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. The couple decided to dispel recent breakup rumors and share their love and affection in a heartwarming Instagram Live session.
The birthday celebration took place on August 26th at a restaurant. 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 the live session, Darius jokingly shared his thoughts on Virgos, which is Keke’s star sign. He said, “The Virgos don’t believe the hype. They are the biggest spokespersons for themselves.” As they continued talking, Darius affectionately referred to Keke as his “partner in crime,” and Keke 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. In July, Darius made a public comment about Keke’s attire at an Usher concert, which led to breakup rumors. However, both Keke and Darius have neither confirmed nor directly addressed these rumors. 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 & posts about me making any type of statement is 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 marked 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.”