“This was all a PR stunt”: Despite Public Feud With Ex-Boyfriend, Keke Palmer Draws Internet’s Wrath for Spending 30th Birthday With Darius Jackson

Despite Public Feud With Ex-Boyfriend, Keke Palmer Draws Internet’s Wrath for Spending 30th Birthday With Darius Jackson

If you haven’t been keeping up with the gossip hubs of the world, you may not know about the drama that occurred nearly two months ago between Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson. While people were living under a certain impression of what may have possibly gone down behind the scenes, fans of the actress have now witnessed an unexpected twist in the sensationalized tale.

Keke Palmer in Nope
Keke Palmer in Nope (2022)

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The couple began dating in 2021. They also welcomed their child earlier this year. However, reports from just a week back detailed that the two broke up after the Nope alum attended Usher’s Las Vegas concert in July.  What caused a significant stir online were the remarks made by alleged former boyfriend Darius Jackson, which led to a highly publicized feud.

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People were resolutely convinced that any connection between the two had dissipated. However, a recent video has left fans utterly astonished as they observed an unusual development in the controversy.

Keke Palmer vs. Darius Jackson: Feud Explained

Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson
Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson

Let’s have a quick rundown of what happened before we can get into the twists and turns of this story. After Keke Palmer was seen attending Usher’s Las Vegas concert, donning an alluring black, see-through gown, Darius Jackson had a thing or two to say about the look. “It’s the outfit tho… You a mom.” tweeted the fitness instructor.

Accompanied with the post was a quote-retweeted video of the actress getting serenaded by singer-songwriter Usher. This is the point at which the controversy gathered momentum.

Subjected to intense backlash, Jackson doubled down:

“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.”

Keke Palmer's outfit that Darius Jackson had a problem with
Keke Palmer’s outfit that Darius Jackson had a problem with

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In the aftermath, it was reported that the couple proceeded to unfollow each other on social media platforms, with Darius appearing to have deleted all his pictures with Palmer. The Hustlers actress’ response wasn’t entirely direct, but it was certainly amusing.

Keke Palmer proceeded to collaborate with Usher in a music video for his track titled “Boyfriend,” which premiered on August 16. If the lyrics weren’t already implying something, the statement from the actress towards the end undoubtedly pointed toward the ongoing controversy:

“What time is it? Dammit, I missed the show. I’m so tired. I’m a mother after all,”

This hilarious quote was accompanied by a knowing wink as the Hollywood talent looked directly into the camera. While the couple never explicitly confirmed the status of their relationship (with Jackson even deeming the various rumors and reports false), news outlets and fans had affirmed that their relationship had come to a definite end.

Until this happened.

Keke Palmer Found Dining With Darius Jackson For Her 30th Birthday

Rumors of reconciliation have sparked after this...
Rumors of reconciliation have sparked after this…

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On August 26th, Keke Palmer celebrated her 30th birthday, and in an unexpected turn of events, Darius Jackson was the one to treat the actress to a lunch outing. Fans were caught off guard by Palmer choosing to spend her significant day with none other than her rumored ex-boyfriend. The couple took to Instagram Live and engaged in lighthearted banter, with Jackson even asserting that the Alice alum is his “partner-in-crime.”

The actress was also observed expressing gratitude to Jackson for making her birthday celebration “special.” To say fans are dumbfounded would be putting it lightly. Some users have taken to Twitter to crack jokes at the former couple’s unexpected rendezvous. Meanwhile, others are sharing their theories regarding the extensively covered drama.

Take a look:

It seems as though the controversy that ensued the past couple of months was nothing but inherently inconsequential. Although the status of the much-discussed celebrity couple’s relationship remains uncertain, recent video clips suggest that they might have managed to resolve their differences to some extent and are now interacting with civility.

Only time can tell what other bizarre development follows this uber-sensationalized controversy.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.