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Keke Palmer announces pregnancy while hosting ‘Saturday Night Live”

Actress Keke Palmer announced she is pregnant with her first child while guest hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Palmer hosted SNL for the first time on the Dec. 3 episode, alongside musical guest SZA. After taking the stage for her monologue wearing a tight-fitting blazer, she surprised the audience by sharing her baby news:  “There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying: ‘Keke’s having a baby. Keke’s pregnant.’ And I want to set the record straight: I am!” the 29-year-old Palmer said while opening her coat to reveal her baby bump.

Palmer added: “I gotta say, though, it is bad when people on the internet spread rumors about you y’all, but it’s even worse when they’re correct. I mean, like, I was trying so hard to keep it on the down low, cause I got a lot of stuff going on, you know?  But, honestly, this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I’m going to be a mom  Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor, I just wanna say, ‘Look, I’m 29, I’m grown, I have sex, I own a home, I stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. You know? Things adults do.’ I’m kidding. Y’all know I’m the same person I’ve always been and I’m proud of that!”

The notoriously private Palmer has been linked to Darius Jackson, also known as Darius Daulton, the younger brother of Insecure and Good Trouble star Sarunas J. Jackson.  The couple went public with their romance when Jackson dedicated a sweet birthday post to Palmer on Instagram. Palmer subsequently shared a photo of the duo on her Instagram account.

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

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