Keke Palmer, boyfriend Darius Jackson break up: ‘He’s moved on’
Keke Palmer is once again single. The former star of “True Jackson, VP” and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, have ended their two-year relationship, according to a report from People. A source revealed that Jackson has moved on from the breakup. Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. This news comes after Jackson publicly criticized Palmer in July for wearing a revealing outfit to an Usher concert. In a viral video, Palmer was seen dancing while Usher serenaded her during his residency in Las Vegas. Jackson took to Twitter to express his disapproval of her attire, stating, “It’s the outfit though.. you’re a mom.” He further defended his comments, emphasizing that in today’s generation, a family man does not want the mother of his children to dress provocatively for others’ pleasure. Despite the backlash, Palmer remained unfazed and shared pictures from the concert on Instagram, praising Usher’s performance. The couple welcomed their son, Leo, in February. Following Jackson’s controversial tweets, he temporarily deactivated his Twitter account and deleted pictures of him and Palmer together. However, Palmer continued to show her support for Usher by starring in his music video for “Boyfriend,” released recently. The private actress publicly confirmed her relationship with Jackson in 2021, after reportedly meeting him at a Memorial Day party. Later that year, she announced her pregnancy during her hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.” Despite facing rumors and speculation, Palmer confidently revealed her baby bump to prove the rumors true.
Keke Palmer is back on the market.
The “True Jackson, VP” alum and her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, have broken up after two years of dating, People reported Wednesday.
“He’s moved on,” a source told the magazine of the fitness instructor.
Reps for the former couple didn’t immediately respond to TheFantasyTimes’s requests for comment.
The news comes after Jackson publicly shamed Palmer, 29, in July for wearing a sexy outfit to an Usher concert.
The “Nope” star — who welcomed her first child with her now-ex in February — was seen dancing in a now-viral video while the R&B singer serenaded her during his “My Way” residency in Las Vegas.
Jackson raised eyebrows when he subsequently took to Twitter to offer his opinion on his then-girlfriend’s sheer black ensemble.
“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he tweeted.
The personal trainer then doubled down on his critical comments, adding, “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is.”
Jackson’s polarizing tweets were met with plenty of outcry from fans of the “Hustlers” actress, prompting him to briefly deactivate his account and delete photos of them together; however, Palmer remained unbothered.
“I wish I had taken more pictures but we were running late,” she captioned a series of snaps from the night of the concert — which she posted on Instagram after his rant.
“I am telling y’all right now, if you haven’t seen @usher YOU MUST GO!! HE WAS SO FABULOUS!!” she went on, notably without acknowledging her beau’s harsh comments.
“Giving theater, Atlanta downnn, tips and tricks and just absolutely iconic. I was truly inspired as a performer.”
More recently, Palmer teamed up with Usher, 44, by starring in his “Boyfriend” music video, which premiered Wednesday.
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The notoriously private star first revealed her relationship with Jackson, whom she reportedly met at a Memorial Day party, in the summer of 2021.
She announced in December 2022 that she was pregnant with their first child while hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
“There’s some rumors going around. People have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I want to set the record straight — I am,” she said before opening her blazer to reveal her bare stomach.
“It is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you y’all, but it’s even worse when they’re correct.”
The pair welcomed their son, Leodis, whom they nicknamed Leo, in February.