Congratulations to Keke Palmer! The Nope star made her eagerly anticipated Saturday Night Live debut as a host, and she got things going with a very classic introduction. The multi-hyphenate made a surprising announcement during her speech that she is expecting her first child.
Palmer addressed the recent pregnancy rumors after entering the stage wearing a stylish all-brown ensemble that included a long suit coat, button-down top, and frayed pants.
“There’s some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I wanna set the record straight — I am!” she said, opening her coat to reveal her bump.
“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?” she continued.
“But honestly this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I’m going to be a mom,” she said.
Along with the many good wishes, people have likened Beyoncé’s 2011 VMAs surprise, in which she unzipped her suit jacket to disclose that she was expecting Blue Ivy, to the Hustlers actress’ declaration.
Palmer and her fiancé Darius Daulton are expecting a child. The pair initially made their relationship known in October 2021, despite the fact that they had largely kept it a secret.