"I am just truly, profoundly impressed," said the actress.
Motherhood is a unique and beautiful experience that has been celebrated since the beginning of time. The love, care, and selflessness that come with motherhood are truly unparalleled.
Keke Palmer, 29, who recently stepped into motherhood after welcoming a baby boy with her partner Darius Jackson, took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the challenges of single parenthood. In a heartfelt video, the Nope actress sent out a message of positivity and praise to all the parents out there, especially single parents, per TODAY.
In the video, the actress acknowledged the fact that being a single parent is not an easy task and said, "If you are a single parent, pull out your cape. As a matter of fact, unclip your angel wings because I don't know how else you did it." Palmer emphasized that she did not want her message to come across as insensitive, as there could be many reasons why someone becomes a single parent.
"But when it comes to raising a kid, I've already learned in these short few days that it takes a village and sometimes that's a privilege," she said. She also became emotional as she remembered single parents who are her friends, family, and people who were not in her circle, saying, "It could bring tears to my eyes. I am just truly, profoundly impressed."
In an earlier Instagram post, Palmer revealed the name of her child as Leodis Andrellton Jackson. In the post, she expressed her excitement and shared her first impressions of motherhood.
She made a list of things she learned during the first 48 hours of being a new mom, including the significance of the song Someone and the importance of cherishing the moment. She also joked about not revealing her child to the world and ended up sharing a picture of little Leo, cuddled up with a plush elephant.
Palmer's message resonated with many of her fans, who appreciated her honesty and authenticity. Being a single parent is not an easy task, and it's essential to acknowledge the hard work that goes into it. Palmer's words of encouragement served as a reminder that parents, whether single or not, are doing an incredible job.
In December, during her debut as a host on Saturday Night Live, the former child star announced that she and Jackson, a fitness instructor and former college football player, are expecting their first child, as per PEOPLE.
The Hustlers actress has kept the details of the relationship between her and Jackson mostly confidential. However, during an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show in November, she revealed that she had become "Instagram official" with Jackson, per PEOPLE. Although the photos of her boyfriend are no longer on her page, she acknowledged that it had become increasingly challenging to keep the relationship under wraps. She explained that spending so much time together and considering him her closest friend made it difficult to conceal something that brought her joy.
Keke Palmer's message of positivity and praise for single parents is both heartwarming and inspiring. Congratulations to Keke Palmer on the birth of her son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson!
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