Plot twist! Keke Palmer spent her 30th birthday with Darius Jackson following breakup reports. To be fair, Jackson is the father of the Big Boss singer’s six-month-old son, but last we heard, the pair had reportedly split after the fitness instructor publicly shamed his then girlfriend over the sheer dress she wore to an Usher concert in early July.
Following significant online backlash, the situation escalated when Jackson doubled down on his bad take while Palmer appeared to dismiss his statements with clever Instagram captions and merch. Earlier this month Palmer seemed to put a cap on the drama by starring in the music video for Usher’s new track, “Boyfriend,” which includes the lyric, “Somebody said that your boyfriеnd’s lookin' for me. / Oh, that’s cool, that’s cool. / Well, he should know I’m pretty easy to find. / Just look for me wherever he sees you.”
However, it appears this story isn’t over yet. On August 26, Jackson took Palmer out for drinks to celebrate her 30th birthday and streamed the outing on Instagram Live. “D, thank you for taking me out on my birthday as always,” Palmer said to Jackson in a clip shared by Pop Crave. “I mean, it’s not always my birthday but you always do take me out. But I just thank you for making it special for my birthday, that’s so sweet.”
While discussing her zodiac sign (Palmer is a Virgo), Jackson even appeared to refer to the Nope star as his “partner in crime.” Of course, the pair could be maintaining a close friendship amid their alleged breakup, but both parties kept the conversation pretty ambiguous. “Get into the Virgos and admit that Virgos are the one,” Palmer joked. “It’s already too late, your Virgo already has you hooked.”
On top of their night out, Jackson also posted a video tribute to Palmer on X (formerly Twitter). “Happy birthday to a one-of-a-kind being,” he wrote alongside a video of Palmer and their baby boy, Leodis. “Hoping your 30s bring you many joys & triumphs!”
As of August 27, Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson still do not follow each other on Instagram.
Originally Appeared on Glamour