Keke Palmer addresses relationship status with Darius Jackson amid reports they broke up 

Francis Akhalbey September 26, 2023
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson are embroiled in a child custody battle -- Photo Credit: Keke Palmer/Instagram

Keke Palmer opted not to talk too much about her current relationship status with her boyfriend Darius Jackson during a recent appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna. According to PEOPLE, the topic of the singer and actress’ relationship with Jackson came up when the co-hosts talked about a Beyoncé concert she attended with her boyfriend in the wake of an initial incident.

As previously reported by Face2Face Africa, Jackson made the news across Twitter in July after he registered his displeasure over a revealing dress Palmer wore to Usher’s Las Vegas residency show.

“Not y’all trying to get into it! They trying it on the Today show,” Palmer jokingly said when the co-hosts touched on the topic. When Hager also said they wanted to know if Palmer was happy, the 30-year-old responded by saying, “Yes, life is good. I have nothing but gratitude, honestly. Seriously.”

Kotb then asked her if she was referring to “the relationship.” Palmer, however, said, “I’m not trying to be specific!” “Well, are y’all together?” Hager also asked. “I’m going to take a page out of my girl Beyoncé’s book: Mind y’all’s business,” Palmer responded. “We will do that,” Hager also replied.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Akeelah and the Bee star also said motherhood has made her feel “sexier than ever.” “I feel so empowered,” she revealed. “Your body has done something insane; you birth a body. So any insecurities or self-consciousness I had before really did wither away because, like, honey, I did something incredible.”

Despite the July incident on social media, Palmer and Jackson have been spotted together on a number of occasions. On her 30th birthday, Jackson shared social media posts paying tribute to her. 

Palmer and Jackson made their relationship public in August 2021. In an interview on The Tamron Hall Show later that year, the actress spoke about why she made that decision.

“It became more difficult to hide,” she said in reference to sharing photos of her with Jackson. “We spend all this time together, and he really is my closest friend, so it just becomes a thing where I’m not gonna hide something that makes me happy.” 

“It’s not gonna be everything you see, my job is my job,” she added. “But at the end of the day this is somebody that is important to me so why not.”

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 26, 2023


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