AceShowbiz - Keke Palmer has given fans an update on her motherhood journey. Just days after welcoming her first child with boyfriend Darius Jackson, the "Nope" actress admitted that it's not easy to raise a kid and that's why she's "impressed" by single parents out there.
"I just came on here to say, if you are a single parent, pull out your cape. Matter fact, clip your angel wings," the 29-year-old said in a video shared on Instagram on Friday, March 3. "Because I don't know how it is you did it."
"And I really don't want this to sound pander-y or something like this, because I know there are a million and one reasons why somebody wants to be a single parent or becomes a single parent. Maybe they lost somebody, maybe they don't want to deal with somebody, maybe it's a choice," she added. "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."
Keke went on to share a message to her fans, "And I just want anybody out there that's a single parent that's been doing this -- friends of mine, people that I don't know, family members of mine -- [know that] I really am, in my heart -- it brings tears to my eyes. I am just truly, profoundly impressed." She captioned the clip by jokingly writing, "I ain't gon' lie, I'm gettin' COOKED!"
The video was met with comments from fellow celebrities. One in particular was Taraji P. Henson, who wrote, "#singleparenting I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy!!!!!! Tabitha Brown sweetly replied, "You're doing great honey." Viola Davis exclaimed, "Amen!!! This needs to be on repeat!!"
Keke and Darius welcomed their son in late February. When announcing the baby boy's arrival, the Emmy Award winner shared some family photos on Instagram. "Hey Son!!!!" she wrote in the caption, adding, "Born during Black History Month, with a name to match! LEODIS ANDRELLTON JACKSON, welcome to the world baby Leo."