Keke Palmer announced that she gave birth to her first child, a son named  Leodis Andrellton Jackson, with her boyfriend Darius Jackson, over Instagram on Monday.

While sharing her first picture as a mother from her hospital bed while cradling her little boy, the 29-year-old actress looked serene as her man gazed lovingly at their infant. 

‘I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world,’ she joked in the caption. 

In her adorable slideshow, the Emmy Award winner raved about her first 48 hours of parenthood while giving a glimpse of her bundle of joy wrapped up in a patterned onesie and white beanie. 

Another snap of her little one showed him sleeping next to a stuffed elephant in a green sweater. 

New parents: Keke Palmer announced that she gave birth to her first child, a son named Leodis Andrellton Jackson, with her boyfriend Darius Jackson, over Instagram on Monday

New parents: Keke Palmer announced that she gave birth to her first child, a son named Leodis Andrellton Jackson, with her boyfriend Darius Jackson, over Instagram on Monday

Adorable: While sharing her first picture as a mother from her hospital bed while cradling her little boy, the 29-year-old actress looked serene as her man gazed lovingly at their infant

Adorable: While sharing her first picture as a mother from her hospital bed while cradling her little boy, the 29-year-old actress looked serene as her man gazed lovingly at their infant

'I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world,' she joked in the caption

‘I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world,’ she joked in the caption

She also pointed out that her son was ‘born during Black History Month’ and has ‘a name to match.’ 

‘LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo,’ she concluded. 

Her comment section was flooded with congratulatory messages from her fans and her celebrity pals, including Storm Reid, Ashley Graham and Big Sean.

‘Congratulations ❤️,’ Skai Jackson wrote under the post as Graham gushed: ‘Hey Leo! You are too cute!!!! Congrats mom and dad!!’

The announcement comes a month after accidentally revealed her baby’s gender  on Wednesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

While chatting with the late-night host, 48, during a conversation about what zodiac sign her little one will be, the Nope star let it slip that she was expecting a son. 

‘So, my baby is either going to be a Pisces or Aries,’ she gushed. ‘Pisces are known to be very deep. They’re emotional creatures. So, I just want to make sure I’m not too blunt for my baby boy.’ 

She went on to admit that ‘sometimes’ she can be a ‘little too tell it how it is,’ and might have to learn to ‘wade in the water with a Pisces’ and ‘keep it chill.’ 

'LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo,' she concluded

‘LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo,’ she concluded

Big news: Her comment section was flooded with congratulatory messages from her fans and her celebrity pals, including Storm Reid, Ashley Graham and Big Sean

Big news: Her comment section was flooded with congratulatory messages from her fans and her celebrity pals, including Storm Reid, Ashley Graham and Big Sean 

Prior to her interview, fans speculated Palmer was having a girl after she tweeted that it ‘kills’ her ‘when guys are disappointed that they are having a girl.’ 

She went on to call baby girls ‘a blessing.’

The performer first confirmed she was pregnant with her first child with boyfriend, Darius Jackson, while hosting Saturday Night Live last month in December.

She announced her pregnancy as she delivered her opening monologue by throwing open her blazer to ‘set the record straight,’ as she gave viewers a look at her baby bump, before, expressing, ‘I’m gonna be a mom!’

Keke is expecting baby number one with her boyfriend Darius Daulton, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021. The two lovebirds went public with their romance on Instagram in August 2021.

Shortly after the announcement aired live on SNL, Darius confirmed he was the father by uploading an adorable snap of Keke cradling her baby bump with the simple caption, ‘2023’ and a red heart emoji.

Glowing; Last month, Palmer accidentally revealed her baby's gender on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Glowing; Last month, Palmer accidentally revealed her baby’s gender on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Big reveal: The performer first confirmed she was expecting her first child with boyfriend, Darius Jackson, while hosting Saturday Night Live last month in December

Big reveal: The performer first confirmed she was expecting her first child with boyfriend, Darius Jackson, while hosting Saturday Night Live last month in December

Lovebirds: Keke's baby daddy is fitness instructor, Darius Daulton, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021 (pictured in October 2021)

Lovebirds: Keke’s baby daddy is fitness instructor, Darius Daulton, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021 (pictured in October 2021)

The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, and shared a baby update on Christmas. In the video, the True Jackson, VP alum exclaimed, ‘I’m pregnant, for real!’ 

Earlier this month, she and her baby daddy enjoyed a relaxing ‘baby moon’ together as she inches closer to her due date in March.

As the soon-to-be mom enjoyed her time off, she said she was ‘really proud’ of herself for ‘resting this trip.’ 

Baby update: The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a video on Christmas and exclaimed, 'I'm pregnant, for real!'

Baby update: The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a video on Christmas and exclaimed, ‘I’m pregnant, for real!’

Blissful: Earlier this month, she and her baby daddy enjoyed a relaxing 'baby moon' together as she inches closer to her due date in March

 Blissful: Earlier this month, she and her baby daddy enjoyed a relaxing ‘baby moon’ together as she inches closer to her due date in March

Palmer recently reflected on the struggles of growing up in the spotlight, after landing very own Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP, in 2008.

The singer, who drew rave reviews for her breakout performance as an 11-year-old spelling prodigy in Akeelah and the Bee (2006), admitted that being a household name came with challenges during a new interview with THR.

While recalling her decision to accept a week-long Nickelodeon cruise for her entire family back in 2009, in exchange for a few hours signing autographs, the singer said the stress from her voyage caused her to faint ‘from anxiety.’

On top of the world: Palmer recently reflected on the struggles of growing up in the spotlight, after landing very own Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP, in 2008 to THR

On top of the world: Palmer recently reflected on the struggles of growing up in the spotlight, after landing very own Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP, in 2008 to THR

‘I felt like I was walking around in a SpongeBob suit that I couldn’t take off,’ the Scream Queens star said, after noting she could barely leave her cabin. ‘I was trapped.’ 

She continued: ‘I couldn’t leave my room without someone coming up to me calling me True Jackson. What you are, to everyone, is just a character… just part of their experience.’

Still, Palmer acknowledged that she understands that the ‘child-star storyline’— in which the price of fame causes a myriad of problems for talented young actors like Britney Spears, Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan — has been ‘beat over the head.’ 

Still, she points out: ‘For the people who think that a normal childhood is overrated, nothing’s overrated if you didn’t have it.’ 



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