Who Is Keke Palmer’s Boyfriend, Darius Jackson? Here’s What We Know

Okay, who else was taken by surprise when actress Keke Palmer announced her pregnancy during her opening monologue on Saturday Night Live? Right in the middle of her monologue, the True Jackson, VP star popped her blazer open and…the rest is history.

Shortly after Palmer revealed her big news to the world, many people started to wonder if she might be dating—and then they found the name: Darius Jackson. So, who is Jackson, also known as Keke Palmer's boyfriend? And how long have they been dating? Here’s everything we know about Palmer’s beau.

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1. He is the younger brother of Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson

Darius Jackson, 28, has a famous brother in the entertainment industry and he’s none other than Insecure actor Sarunas Jackson. Aside from starring in the beloved HBO series, the 32-year-old actor has made appearances in shows like Good Trouble and Games People Play.

2. Darius Jackson is a fitness instructor and a writer

According to his Instagram bio, Jackson enjoys creating stories and writing. He also happens to be a fitness instructor at Inspire Fitness Studio. Upon reading the summary, we learned that Jackson grew up playing sports and earned a football scholarship at Fresno State University. His interest in sports drove him to pursue a career in sports media, going to school for a certificate in broadcasting.

3. He earned a football scholarship and played in college

According to his fitness bio on the Inspire Fitness Studio website, Jackson grew up playing sports and earned a football scholarship at Fresno State University.

4. Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson went Instagram official in August 2021

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In a now-deleted Instagram post, Jackson dedicated a heartwarming message to Palmer in the first few months of their relationship.

“Never would have expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are,” he wrote, according to People. “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.”

5. Palmer and Jackson have been private about their relationship

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Per US Weekly, Palmer and Jackson met at a Memorial Day party hosted by Diddy and Insecure star Issa Rae. The two reportedly started seeing each other in May 2021. Ever since they started dating, Palmer and her boyfriend have been very private about their relationship, with no photos together on personal social media profiles.

Back in March 2020, the Nope star previously opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about how she likes to keep her dating life off the internet. “I don’t really do relationship stuff online, mainly because I don't know how I would do it without looking, like, cheesy or something, you know?” she told the publication. “Yes, I'm a hundred percent authentic, but there is stuff that I do save for family and friends.”

Congratulations to Keke and Darius as they enter this new chapter in their lives together!

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