Keke Palmer Wins Sole Custody of Baby Son After Being Brutalized By Darius Jackson
Keke Palmer won temporary sole physical and legal custody of the 8-month-old son she shares with Darius Jackson, after filing a domestic violence restraining order request on Thursday.
The ruling, which granted Palmer a temporary restraining order and sole custody of the duo’s son, Leodis, reportedly shocked people with knowledge of the situation, according to a report by People.
An insider told the outlet that Jackson and Palmer appeared to be on good terms last month, during an event celebrating the actress’ streaming network, KeyTV, in Los Angeles.
“This is a big surprise,” the source said. “The baby was there, everybody. Darius went to support her, they were all congratulating her.”
The tipster did acknowledge that the couple had endured bumps in their relationship over the years. The source recalled a public incident that unfolded in July, after Usher serenaded Palmer during one the singer’s Las Vegas shows.
“There was at least one breakup, before the Vegas incident,” the source noted.
Jackson publicly blasted the actress for her outfit at the time, posting a tweet attached to a video of Palmer dancing with the artist.
He wrote — “It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom.”
“I don’t think the Vegas incident caused all of this. There were problems before, but I do think it was the beginning of the end,” the source claimed.
Jackson and Palmer reportedly first met in 2021, at a Memorial Day bash hosted by Issa Rae and Diddy.
Fans jumped to Palmer’s defense after Jackson dissed her fashion game. Palmer appeared to shrug off the incident as she went on to join Usher in his “Boyfriend” video. She posted footage of herself spending time with Jackson on her 30th birthday, a short time later.
“There was some genuine love there,” the insider claimed, adding — “Around Leo’s birth things were really good.”
In September, Palmer told the outlet that she was getting more serious about protecting her privacy.
“I’m having my own personal boundaries for what I feel like I want out there, or what I want to give people the opportunity to speak on,” she explained.
Last week, a Los Angeles County judge ordered that Jackson keep a minimum 100 yard distance from the actress, their child, and any childcare facility put in place for the baby. Jackson is currently not allowed any visitation with his son. A hearing is set for December 5 to address the case and determine any further action.