Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson welcome son Leodis, nicknamed Leo

When Keke Palmer hosted SNL in December, she revealed a pretty far along baby bump and confirmed her pregnancy during her monologue. Now the baby bump is an actual baby! Keke and her boyfriend Darius Jackson welcomed their first son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson. The baby’s nickname is Leo. Leo is a little cutie!

Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson are a family of three!

The Emmy Award winner, 29, announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy they named Leodis “Leo” Andrellton on Monday.

The mom of 48 hours excitedly shared some of their first family photos together on Instagram after welcoming their newborn son.

“Hey Son!!!!” Palmer wrote, adding: “Born during Black History Month, with a name to match! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo.”

In the first slide, she shared a snap of what the couple looks like after “only 48hrs of being parents!” In the next slide, she shared a video of herself singing “Someone” by El Debarge to Jackson in the car after he included the track in some playlists for her when they started dating.

“We became each other’s someone and made a someone, look at God!” Palmer wrote.

Palmer also shared some photos of their family of three in the hospital after welcoming baby Leo, including close-ups of their little one’s face.

“‘I’m not hiding the world from my son, I’m hiding my son from the world.’ Hahaha,” she wrote, adding, “I’m just playing, my baby face is on this slide … And this slide.”

[From People]

Congratulations to Keke and Darius! Though Keke and Darius made the announcement on Monday, the baby was born over the weekend. Leo really cut it close with being born right at the end of Black History Month. Fans had a lot to say about the important sounding name, and Keke joked right back with them in the comments. While I get why celebs sometimes don’t want to share their baby’s face, I like that Keke is not being precious about it. She posted a bunch of pics to her Instagram and their excitement is so sweet. I love this for them! I wonder if she’ll post more with Darius now that Leo is here. They’ve been together about two years and reportedly met at Issa Rae’s party — Keke was on Insecure, as was Darius’s brother. They’ve kept their relationship sort of private, with posting and deleting pics, but hopefully there are a lot of family photos with cute little Leo in their future.

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  1. Khateโ€™s Mourning Wig says:

    Baby Leo is adorable! Congrats to Keke and Darius!

  2. Frippery says:

    What a beautiful family. Oceans of happiness to them all.

  3. SAS says:

    Gorgeous family!! Keke has no business being as funny as she is when sheโ€™s so drop dead gorgeous.

  4. AB says:

    Adorable baby! I have a Leo as well so I love the name โค๏ธ Also the comments on The Shade room’s IG post about this are hilarious lol

  5. Lucia says:

    I can’t believe Keke is someone’s mom. Feels as if it was yesterday when I’d watch her first show ever on Nickelodeon. Time is CRAZY. Congrats to the happy parents!!!

  6. Nicegirl says:

    Congratulations ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‰ on the arrival of Heaven baby Leo ๐Ÿ’•

  7. Charfromdarock says:

    Congratulations to them!!

    Baby Leo is adorable!

  8. AngryJayne says:

    That felt like the quickest pregnancy ever in the History of Everdom.
    But such a cutie!!!
    And I don’t even like babies!!!

  9. Well Wisher says:

    Congrats to Keke and Darius๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

    Little man is cute as a button.

  10. Eggbert says:

    So sweet!! Keke will be an amazing mother. I love seeing pics of newborns to see who they take after. Baby Leo looks just like his dad

  11. Nanea says:

    What an awwdorable baby! Leo is such a cutie.

    Congrats to Keke and Darius.