Inside Keke Palmer’s Fantastically Fun Baby Shower With Friends and Family

This weekend, star Keke Palmer celebrated her coming child with partner Darius Jackson with a “Once Upon A Baby” themed baby shower, and it looked like an absolute blast. The Nope star shared many Instagram Stories of her night, which included delicious food, dancing, and plenty of family and friends celebrating with them.

Palmer wore a tan maxi dress that showed off her baby bump, and a pair of matching heeled suede boots. She had her hair up in a sublime updo, and through some parts of the evening she wore a sparkling tiara over it. Jackson was wearing an identical color theme, with a tan beanie and khaki coat, with brown and tan plaid slacks.

Palmer shared a reel of her decorations, which were Disney-esque, with a romantic story book about their relationship, different party games, and Toy Story and Lion King toys scattered around.

Being pregnant didn’t stop Palmer from dancing low to the bottom.


In a post of more official portraits of herself with Jackon, Palmer wrote, ““An extended time ago, in a land not up to now…The King and Queen got together to play. The play turned to like as many sunsets passed by. Now there’s a prince, who’s soon to reach!”

In an interview on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 25, Palmer shared she was expecting a boy, and that she could also be giving birth in March after referencing her child’s potential astrological sign.

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“Pisces are known to be very deep, very emotional creatures,” she said. “I don’t need to be too … tell it prefer it is…I would like to wade within the water with a Pisces, just keep it chill.”

Palmer met Jackson likely through his younger brother, Sarunas Jackson, who appeared in Issa Rae’s HBO show Insecure, where Palmer also had a task. They began dating in 2021.

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Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, might be released by Dial Press in February 2022.

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