After an enormous public spat over an outfit, Keke Palmer, 29, and Darius Jackson have reportedly damaged up. A supply near the matter informed PEOPLE on Aug. 16 that Darius has “moved on” from the actress. Shortly after, a separate insider informed Leisure Tonight that the pair break up not lengthy after the outfit-shaming drama that occurred earlier this summer season. “Keke and Darius called it quits shortly after he called her out on Twitter for her outfit at the Usher concert,” the supply mentioned.
“Keke is focusing on her work and her 6-month-old son,” the supply continued. Extra so, they claimed that though she and her ex “have been co-parenting” they “aren’t together.” On the heels of the break up, Keke additionally collaborated with the 44-year-old singer for his newest video titled “Boyfriend.” The brand new observe was launched on Aug. 16, notably the identical day that her breakup from Darius made headlines.
Keke and Darius, who welcomed their first baby, son Leodis ‘Leo’ Andrellton Jackson on February 25, fell out after the Scream Queens actress was seen on video being serenaded by Usher at his Las Vegas residency present on July 5. She seemed attractive in a black bodysuit overlaid with a sheer black polka dot costume, and shared further pics of the gorgeous look on her personal Instagram account. Darius was displeased, and took to social media to disgrace his girlfriend of two years with a devastating remark. “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he reacted, setting off a firestorm of backlash.
Even amid intense criticism, the health coach didn’t again down, later writing, “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is. This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”
On July 6, experiences emerged that after deactivating his Instagram account, Darius returned to the platform — however solely after scrubbing it of pictures of Keke. The previous Disney star took it in stride, dealing with the entire thing by expertly dropping a line of “I’m a Motha” merch.
And the Nope magnificence was direct in her musical clapback by way of TikTok on Jul. 7. Dancing outdoor in a pair of grey sweatpants and a white tank high with sneakers, she lip synced, “You ain’t stoppin’ what’s goin’ on with me sweetheart, So if you gon’ act up, I’m ‘bouta link up.”
In an interview with The Reduce revealed on July 10, the gifted actress admitted to having been “self-conscious” about her physique. “I’ll be honest, I think before I even had the baby, I was really actually quite self-conscious,” she mentioned. “After having my baby, I’ve gotten so much more powerful. We’re going to lean into this new body, and I think that is the whole aura of what’s happening with me in this big boss era as I come into my 30s, and I have my baby boy, and I’m just continuing to spread my wings as a young woman.”