Is Keke Palmer Getting Married To Her Boyfriend Darius Jackson? Their Relationship Timeline

September 8, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Keke Palmer, the Berlin Station actress, and her boyfriend Darius Jackson have been in an on-off relationship since 2021 & they even share a son together. So, it’s obvious for fans to inquire if Palmer is getting married to her beau.

    Amid the marriage query, fans are also having second thoughts on their relationship after Darius commented on her concert attire in July 2023 which came up with an indirect yet sassy response from Palmer. Some sources even claimed that they are estranged, so, what’s up with their dating status now? Are they together? Let’s get the answers.

    Key Takeaways

    • Keke Palmer and her fitness instructor boyfriend Darius Jackson have not yet talked anything about their marriage.
    • The duo met in 2021 and have been dating for two years.
    • Palmer and Jackson share a son Leodis “Leo” Andrellton Jackson, born on February 25, 2023.
    • In July 2023, after Darius criticized Keke’s outfit, he received flooding backlashes.
    • Amid breakup rumors, Jackson stated those statements as false.
    • On August 26, 2023, Keke celebrated her 30th birthday with her boyfriend Darius & later attended Beyonce’s party on September 6.

    Is Keke Palmer Getting Married To Her Boyfriend Darius Jackson?

    No, the Hustlers actress and her fitness instructor boyfriend Darius Jackson seemingly are not marrying anytime soon. None of them have talked about marriage plans or have an engagement on standby. Together since 2021, they even led a family of three with their son Leo. However, it seems the family is not hearing immediate wedding bells.

    Less likeliness of Keke Palmer getting married to Darius at the moment
    Keke Palmer and her boyfriend plus baby daddy Darius Jackson have no immediate plans for marriage

    Especially, after the couple took turns lashing each other on social media in July 2023, following Jackson’s Tweet targeting Keke’s outfit, fans asking if they were “getting married” had two minds.

    Jackson-Palmer Relationship Controversy In Mid-2023

    Earlier this year, on July 5, Darius Jackson called out Keke on Twitter, not impressed with the latter wearing a black bodysuit under a sheer dress at Usher’s concert in his Las Vegas residency.

    Ok!!! Usher serenading Keke Palmer during his show đź’•

    — MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) July 5, 2023

    On his now-deleted X account (formerly Twitter), he quoted out her outfit in a video being serenaded by the U Remind Me singer & wrote, “It’s the outfit tho…you a mom”. It bombarded him with backlashes, so before deleting his Twitter account, the fitness instructor pointed to family morals & wrote again:

    “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.”

    Keke Remained Unbothered With Darius’ Tweets

    On the other, the American actress & singer and a baby mama took her boyfriend’s Tweet as nothing of a big deal. Instead, she took to Instagram and posted pictures of herself in the sheer outfit. She captioned, “I wish I had taken more pictures but we were running late!”

    As the saying goes, ‘Go with the flow of the river’, she took advantage of the situation and dropped a merch line with shirts that read “I’m a Motha’ and “Stevie to the bullshit.”

    Why Many Thought Keke Palmer & Darius Jackson Broke Up?

    Even if nothing sort of official news about the duo’s break up came, some online sources cited that they were estranged. Both unfollowed each other on Instagram & removed romantic posts featuring or mentioning one another.

    Moreover, according to an article on on August 16, 2023, a source told them that Jackson was making new moves of his own. As for Palmer, her public rep declined to comment.

    Rather she was busy with her work commitments, and starred in the music video of Usher’s new song “Boyfriend”, which had a lyrical line, “Somebody said that your boyfriend’s looking for me/Oh that’s cool.”

    Some fans raised eyebrows if the new song is a coincidence or a dish to Darius as it was released following the relationship controversy between Keke & her beau after Usher’s concert earlier this summer.

    Darius Commented On False Break-Up Claims

    On August 18, 2023, in a now-deleted Twitter post, Jackson made a serious note on the Chinese whisper about his relationship with Keke & confirmed they had not broken up. He wrote, “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.”

    Are Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson Still Together?

    It seems the duo is still together. On August 26, 2023, on Palmer’s 30th birthday, she went on an outing and featured it on her Instagram Live as her baby daddy Darius Jackson accompanied her. Their PDA came a couple of months after they had an alleged break up following Usher’s concert incident in July.

    In the livestream, Jackson mentioned her as his “partner in crime” while the actress gushed that her boyfriend always took her on outings.  Darius, who is the brother of actor Sarunas Jackson, even wished her birthday on Twitter.

    Keke and Darius Jackson at Beyonce's show in Los Angeles in September 2023
    Keke and her boyfriend Darius at Beyoncé’s Renaissance show in Los Angeles

    Moreover, a week later, on September 6, the duo were seen together at Beyoncé’s Renaissance birthday show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

    How Did Their Relationship Begin?

    Palmer and Jackson met in early 2021 at a Memorial Day party hosted by Issa Rae. However, both the actress and the fitness instructor have talked about the rumor.

    Keke and Darius smiling and posing together
    Keke and Darius posing together at the beginning of their relationship.

    The couple however wrote sweet Instagram posts to each other later the same year. Darius posted saying, “Never would’ve expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did but here we are” for her August birthday. Likewise, in a post, Keke wrote, “Without being too mushy because I HATEEEE THAT, it feels really nice not to be afraid to show this kind of care for someone that I don’t share the same blood with.

    Parents Of A Son

    After two years of dating, Keke and Darius welcomed a son named Leodis Andrelton Jackson on February 25, 2023. Keke called her pregnancy, “The biggest blessing” during her appearance at the Saturday Night Live show.

    Keke and Darius with their son as a whole family
    Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson with their son in an event

    Similarly, Jackson posted a photo the following day on his Instagram story captioned, “2023” with a red heart emoji.


    Who is Keke Palmer in a relationship with?

    The Joyful Noise actress has been in a relationship with her boyfriend Darius Jackson since 2021.

    What does Darius Jackson do?

    Jackson is a fitness instructor at Inspire Fitness Studio. He aspires to become an actor and is trying out to land in an on-screen project.

    Who is Palmer’s baby daddy?

    She is the mother of a son named Leo with her on-off boyfriend Darius.