Who is Keke Palmer?
Keke Palmer is an American actress, singer and media personality. After making her acting debut in the 2004 comedy movie “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”, Palmer rose to fame as a child actress following her lead role in the 2006 spelling movie “Akeelah and the Bee”.
In 2019, Keke Palmer starred in the award-winning crime drama “Hustlers” alongside Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and Cardi B.
Keke Palmer’s childhood and education
Keke Palmer’s full name is Lauren Keyana Palmer. Her name “Keke” is not the short form of Keyana, but the name of her older sister’s imaginary friend before Keyana was born. Palmer was born on August 26, 1993, as the middle child of four children to Larry Palmer (father) and Sharon Palmer (mother) in Harvey, Illinois. She is 29 years old as of October 2022.
The actress grew up in Robins, Illinois, with her three other siblings in a Catholic family. She attended Rickover Junior High School before proceeding to St. Benedict School to finish. Palmer had her tertiary education at Howard University where she studied Arts.
About Keke Palmer’s parents
Keke Palmer’s parents are Larry Palmer (father) and Sharon Palmer (mother). Her parents once worked as professional actors before they left the acting scene to take up other jobs. Her father worked for a polyurethane/plastic company, while her mother was a school teacher who worked with autistic children. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Keke’s parents met at a drama school.
About Keke Palmer’s siblings
Keke Palmer has three siblings – an older sister named Loreal Palmer and two twin younger siblings named Lawrence and Lawrencia Palmer.
a. Loreal Palmer
Loreal Chanel Palmer is Keke Palmer’s older sister. According to reports, Loreal Palmer was born on January 3, 1989, and is 33 years old, as of 2022. Keke and her older sister Loreal share a good relationship and support each other. Loreal won the 2022 reality competition “Claim to Fame” which aired on ABC.
Loreal Palmer made it known after winning the show that she has plans to establish her own production company and start making horror movies. She had also worked behind the scenes for some movies. She wrote the soundtrack “All My Girlz” for the movie “Akeelah and the Bee” in 2006. She also wrote the soundtrack “Bottoms Up” for the 2008 dance movie “Make It Happen”. Loreal worked as a set decorator on the 2012 action-horror film “Resident Evil: Resurrection”.
b. Lawrence and Lawrencia Palmer
Lawrence and Lawrencia Palmer are the two twin-younger siblings of Keke Palmer. They were born on March 3, 2001, and are 21 years old as of 2022.
Like her elder sister, Lawrencia wants to become an actress. Lawrencia’s twin brother, Lawrence Palmer likes to keep a low profile and avoid media attention. Hence, not much is known about him.
The Palmer siblings are close. Keke Palmer and her younger sister Lawrencia stirred a mild controversy in 2017 after she shared a photo of them kissing each other on the lips. While many social media commenters expressed disapproval over the photo and some tagging it “incestuous”, others found nothing wrong with the photo, maintaining the two girls were only expressing some sisterly love.
About Keke Palmer’s sexuality and lesbian rumours
Keke Palmer’s sexuality has been a topic of discussion in the media a number of times probably due to her carefree lifestyle and the content of some of her songs. Her 2015 single “I Don’t Belong To You” in particular where she sang about having same-sex relations with a fellow lady played a role in heightening speculations that Keke Palmer is a lesbian.
In the song, Palmer sang:
We can keep it on the DL
Hell nah, girl, I’ll never tell
You with a new nigga, I’m with my same girl
Mama said we both should be ashamed, girl
Creepin’ like we hit a lick
Got you cummin’ when I licky lick
Screamin’ when I’m deep in it
Addressing the reports about her sexuality, Ms Palmer stated that her sexuality is defined only by herself and not by labels from others. She added that people should be fluid in expressing who they are as identities can change.
Keke Palmer’s marriage and husband
As of the time of writing this article (October 2022), Keke Palmer is not married and does not have a husband. The actress has never been married or officially engaged to anyone, as of the time of writing.
However, Palmer has been involved in a number of romantic relationships with different men including the likes of Rodney King, Quincy Brown, Elvin Jackson, and Darius Jackson Daulton. Palmer was also rumoured to have dated rappers like Meek Mill, Styn, Ty Dolla $ign, and YG.
The actress was once publicly asked out by the “Bachelorette” star Mike Johnson on the “Strahan, Sara and Keke” show. Responding to Mike Johnson, Keke said she felt ambushed by the way the actor asked her out in front of everyone, adding that she gets scared of dating people in the movie industry.
Keke Palmer is known for keeping her relationships private and off the media. According to her, posting her romance on social media does not come to her naturally as she does not know how to do that without appearing cheesy.
List of Keke Palmer’s boyfriends and relationships
- Keke Palmer dated Rodney King from 2010 to 2013.
- Keke Palmer was in a relationship with Quincy Brown from 2013 to 2017.
- Keke Palmer was with Elvin Jackson from 2018 to 2019.
- Keke Palmer started dating Darius Jackson Daulton in 2021.
- Keke Palmer was speculated to be in an affair with Styn in 2019.
- Keke Palmer was rumoured to be dating Ty Dolla $ign in 2016.
- Keke Palmer reportedly dated YG in 2014.
- Keke Palmer was romantically linked to Meek Mill. The time of their relationship is not known.
About Keke Palmer’s relationship with Rodney King
Rodney King is an American producer. Not much is known about him as he likes to stay away from the media. Palmer’s ex, Rodney King is not to be confused with an African-American man of the same name who was a victim of police brutality in March 1991.
Keke Palmer and Rodney King started dating in 2010. The ex-lovers were together for three 3 years before calling it quits in 2013. According to reports, they first met on the set of the Nickelodeon sitcom “True Jackson, VP” in 2008 with Keke Palmer crushing on the movie producer. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Palmer and King were living together in 2012 prior to their breakup in 2013. Interestingly, Palmer never openly addresses her relationship with King.
About Keke Palmer’s relationship with Quincy Brown
Quincy Brown is an American actor and singer. His full name is Quincy Taylor Brown. He was born on June 4, 1991, as the son of ex-model, Kim Porter and her ex-husband, singer Al B Sure! He is 32 years old as of 2022. Quincy starred in the 2015 drama film “Brotherly Love” alongside Keke Palmer.
Keke Palmer started dating Quincy Brown in 2013, the same year she ended things with Rodney King. Her relationship with Quincy lasted for four years and is often cited as Keke’s longest relationship. The two ended their relationship in January 2017 and there is little to no information about what led to their breakup.
About Keke Palmer’s relationship with Darius Jackson Daulton
Darius Jackson Daulton is an athlete and fitness instructor with “Inspire Fitness”. He was reportedly born on January 21, 1994. He is 28 years old as of 2022. He is the older brother of “Insecure” actor, Sarunas Jackson.
According to reports, Palmer and Darius Jackson Daulton began dating in 2021 after meeting at Diddy and Issa Rae’s Memorial Day Party in May 2021. Palmer’s relationship with Darius is the first relationship she would publicly acknowledge. Palmer shared a photo of them together in August 2021, confirming reports that they are in a serious relationship.
As of the time of publishing this article, the true state of Palmer and Darius Jackson’s relationship is not known. In March 2022, Keke Palmer took down all posts related to Darius Jackson Daulton from her Instagram, stirring speculations that the two have broken up. The lovers also unfollowed each other on Instagram, worsening the rumours.
As of the time of writing, Keke Palmer who has a reputation for keeping her romantic life very private has not addressed the breakup rumours nor confirmed that she and Darius Jackson are still together.
About Keke Palmer’s relationship with Styn
Stijn “Styn” Derksen is a Dutch musician. He is the lead vocalist of the music duo “Mae Seven” which he formed with his elder brother Wouter “Winter” Derksen. Styn was born and raised in Heerenberg, Netherlands, though his birth year is unknown.
Stijn “Styn” Derksen was rumoured to be dating Keke Palmer in December 2019. In February 2021, they were caught on camera kissing on a coffee date in Los Angeles. However, neither Keke nor Styn ever officially confirmed their relationship.
About Keke Palmer’s relationship with YG
YG is an American rapper. His full name is Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson. He was born on March 9, 1990, in Compton, California. He is 32 years old as of 2022.
Keke Palmer was romantically linked with YG in 2014. Reports had it that they broke up after YG allegedly cheated on Keke. Ms Palmer spoke about the breakup many years ago in her YouTube video titled “Keke’s Journal Part 1: Adulting and Heartbreak”.
About Keke Palmer’s children
As of the time of writing this article, Keke Palmer is not a mother and does not have any children yet. Palmer has not disclosed any plans of having children at this time.
Keke Palmer’s pregnancy and abortion news
Palmer revealed via her Twitter handle that she had an abortion in 2019. She also stated that she has struggled with anxiety and depression. Keke declared in December 2020 that she has been dealing with “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)” her entire life.
In April 2022, Keke Palmer pulled a prank on her fans by announcing that she was pregnant. After trending over the news for some hours, Palmer disclosed that it was only a joke.