What We Know About Keke Palmer's Adorable Son, Baby Leo

Keke Palmer is loving motherhood. On Feb. 25, the 30-year-old actor gave birth to her first child, son Leodis Andrellton Jackson, with Darius Jackson. Palmer and Jackson announced their baby's arrival two days later on Instagram, giving the world a first look at the tiny tot. "Hey Son!!!!" Palmer captioned a series of pictures featuring her family of three. "Only 48hrs of being parents!"

Nearly one month into parenthood, Palmer briefed her millions of Instagram followers on what life's been like as a new mom. "Mommy'ing is coming along if you were looking for an update," she wrote in a caption on March 20. "I have juggled quite a few careers but this is my greatest gig of all. Learning how to balance it all and looking forward to discovering this new person I am becoming. I will never be the same again, but if you thought I was a bad mama jamma before, you can't imagine the greater purpose my son has given my life! It's giving, SUPER SAIYAN."

Palmer also shared that she's "loving the new world I get to indulge in now as a mom," adding that she's been busy piling up her Amazon cart doing some "fake shopping," though she hasn't "quite pulled the place the order button." She added, "Mom 'stuff' is a big business, who knew.😝😅❤️🙏🏾🔥😘🤦🏾‍♀️."

On April 2, Palmer updated fans on her motherhood journey once again. The "Nope" actor shared a video on Instagram of herself dancing around to "Slide" by Sada Baby with little Leo in her arms. In her post, the mom of one also included a reminder that almost one year ago to the day, she joked that she was pregnant on April Fools' Day. "And to think! Just last April fools I 'joked' about being preggers … we manifested you little buddy! I love hanging with you and you just be looking crazy like a caveman 🥹🤣😍😘," she wrote.

Palmer reportedly met her beau Jackson at a Memorial Day party hosted by Diddy and Issa Rae in 2021, according to Us Weekly. Three months later, the couple made their relationship Instagram official when Jackson shared his love for Palmer in a since-deleted post (via People), writing, "Never would have expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are. I'm glad we were able to help each other throughout our lowest of times & show one another that what we are bringing to the table is everything that we got."

In December 2022, Palmer surprised fans when she announced her pregnancy while hosting "Saturday Night Live." "There's some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, 'Keke's having a baby, Keke's pregnant,' and I wanna set the record straight — I am!" the star said before pulling open her jacket to reveal her baby bump.

Just a month before baby Leo's arrival, Palmer celebrated with a Disney prince-themed baby shower, which was dubbed "Once Upon a Baby." Get to know more about him ahead and see all his cutest snaps so far.

Leodis Andrellton Jackson

Born on Feb. 25, 2023, at 3:28 p.m., baby Leodis is Palmer and Jackson's first child together. The pair announced their son's arrival on Instagram two days after his birth with a series of photos documenting their first 48 hours as parents. "Born during Black History Month, with a name to match 😄!" Palmer wrote in part. "LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo."

In another post, Jackson documented himself and Palmer leaving the hospital with their son in tow. "Riding out in style w/ baby Leo," he captioned the Instagram clip.

Speaking to POPSUGAR in October 2023, Palmer revealed the biggest lesson she's learned about motherhood so far is "to put myself first." She explained, "The reason why I say that is because in order to be the best for your child and to give your child the best of you, you have to be doing good. You have to feel good within yourself and your cup has to be full."

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