Keke Palmer Sets Record Straight With Announcement During SNL Monologue

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"There are some rumors going around saying Keke is having a baby, Keke is pregnant and I want to set the record straight, I am!"

Keke Palmer, 29, stopped the internet on Saturday with the announcement of her baby after rumors circled the internet throughout this year.

The 29-year-old revealed the big news during her SNL skit last weekend in the most dramatic Keke way, and we couldn't have asked for a better baby reveal!

She joked about the changes in her life, including becoming a mother despite growing up on television in the public eye.

The Big Reveal

Palmer looked stunning in an all-brown ensemble of a cropped shirt, loose pants, and a long coat. Before the big reveal, she had her jacket buttoned while delivering her monologue and lamenting the internet's insufferable rumor mill.

She said it's worse when the internet starts rumors and turns out to be right before going on to joke about growing up under public scrutiny.

"Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor..."

Watch the rest of the monologue via SNL's Instagram

Going Official With Darius Daulton Jackson

Keke Palmer reveals her Baby Bump
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Palmer is expecting the baby with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, with whom she keeps a low-profile relationship. They went Instagram official last year despite her anxiety over putting her business out there.

Tamron Hall teased her about the relationship during her Fall... in Love episode last year, saying she never saw the actress with anyone publicly, so she was shocked to discover she had a boyfriend via Instagram.

Palmer then explained it became difficult to hide because he makes her happy.

The Couple Is Excited

Jackson is as excited for his and Palmer's baby and shared as much on his Instagram story, although they're still committed to keeping their relationship private.

He joined her during her SNL reveal but stayed backstage, where Palmer expressed relief at no longer needing to hide her pregnancy from the world. She and Jackson promised there'll be a lot of debriefing going down, so we'll keep our ears peeled.

Keke Thanks The SNL Crew For A Perfect Moment

Palmer shared a lengthy thank you note on Instagram yesterday after recovering from the high of her pregnancy announcement.

She started with Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, saying they were comedic icons in the black entertainment industry and it was a dream come true to work with them on such magnitude.

Then she thanked the rest of the SNL crew for putting it all together and keeping her secret until she was ready to reveal it.

Click the post above for the full note.