‘Can y’all stop? I got a liquor sponsorship on the line’: Nope Star Keke Palmer Announces Pregnancy, Asks Fans To Stop Hounding Her

'Can y’all stop? I got a liquor sponsorship on the line': Nope Star Keke Palmer Announces Pregnancy, Asks Fans To Stop Hounding Her
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2022 seems to have been the best year for Hollywood star Keke Palmer. The American actress starred in the hit science fiction horror film Nope. Palmer, along with the rest of the cast, was highly praised for her performance in the film. Following Nope, the Hustlers star was reported to make her SNL hosting debut in December 2022. Saturday Night Live has been on a rest following its last show in November, and it finally returned with the Nope star on December 3, 2022. 

Keke Palmer in Jordan Peele's Nope (2022).
Keke Palmer in Jordan Peele’s Nope (2022).

With making her SNL hosting debut, Palmer also made a big announcement. There have been rumors about the actress being pregnant for a while, and she has finally confirmed them as she announced on Saturday Night Live that she is expecting her first baby.

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Keke Palmer Revealed Pregnancy During SNL Monologue

Keke Palmer took on as the host of the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live on December 3. During her opening monologue, Palmer brought up rumors circulating around that she is pregnant. She said, “People have been in my comments, saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby,’ ‘Keke’s pregnant.’”

Keke Palmer announced she is pregnant
Keke Palmer announced she is pregnant

She then opened her blazer revealing her baby bump and said, “And I want to set the record straight, I am!” As the crowd cheered in congratulations, the Password star humorously said, “It is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you, y’all, but it’s even worse when they are correct.”

The Rags actor then mentioned that she has been trying to keep it low as she got “a lot of stuff going on.” “You know, people kept coming up to me, ‘Congratulations,’ and I’m like, ‘Shhh, can y’all stop? I got a liquor sponsorship on the line,” she joked. Keke Palmer shared that this has been the biggest blessing for her. 


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Who is Keke Palmer’s Boyfriend, Darius Dalton?

Soon after the show aired, Darius Jackson, also known as Darius Dalton, shared a snap of Palmer cradling her baby bump, confirming that he is the father. Dalton is the brother of the Insecure star Sarunas Jackson. Palmer also has a cameo in the comedy-drama.  

Keke Palmer's snap shared by Darius Dalton
Keke Palmer’s snap shared by Darius Dalton

Not much information is available about Darius Dalton. But he reportedly is the host of Bleav Podcast Network and a production supervisor at Inspire Fitness.


The couple allegedly met at a party in May 2021 through Darius Dalton’s brother Sarunas Jackson. They made their relationship public in August 2021 after Jackson shared a birthday post for the Pimp actor.

Keke Palmer and Darius Dalton
Keke Palmer and Darius Dalton

Dalton captioned the post, “You’ve been a blessing from above. Never would have expected summer 2021 to turn out the way it did, but here we are.” The couple has been dating since and has been spotted together on multiple occasions.

However, in March 2022, both of them removed all posts of each other from their Instagram. It’s unclear if the couple split at the time or decided to take a break. There is also a possibility that they just wanted to keep their relationship private, as Keke Palmer is known to keep her relationships out of the public eye. 


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Source: SNL


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