Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson relationship timeline explored as ex-couple settle their domestic violence case out of court

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Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson seem to have been allegedly resolving their ongoing domestic violence case, out of court, as reported by The Blast. About nine months after Palmer gave birth to their son Leodis in February 2023, she filed a restraining order against Jackson accusing him of domestic abuse.

With a restraining order in 2023, she also filed for full custody of their baby. However, as per The Blast report, the court hearing for the case, scheduled for July 16, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. was taken off the calendar.

Although Palmer has kept most of her personal life under wraps. The situation seemed to change when she began dating Darius Jackson and officially opened up about it in the middle of 2021.


Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson's relationship timeline explored

Amid the recent information about Palmer's case against Jackson allegedly getting settled out of court, it is worth exploring their relationship timeline since the beginning.

May 2021

Keke met Jackson at an after-party of her HBO show Insecure. It was hosted by Diddy and Jackson was with his brother Sarunas Jackson, who played the role of Alejandro Dro Peña. In June 2023, when Palmer appeared on The Terrell Show, she spoke about her first interaction with Jackson. She said:

"My best friend was like, ‘You should just say something to him. You should ask if he wants a drink."

She further spoke about Jackson:

"When I walked up to him, I was not looking for love. I was looking for a roster, you understand? And so I was like, ‘He fits the physical bill.’ But when I talked to him…he was such a sweetheart."

August 2021

In August, the couple made it official on Instagram after Keke Palmer shared a picture of both of them kissing, at her 28th birthday party.

March 2022

In March 2022, Palmer opened up about her relationship with Darius Jackson in an interview with Bustle. She revealed:

"This is the happiest I’ve ever felt with someone. So why would I go out of my way to hide this person?"

December 2022

While hosting Saturday Night Live in December 2022, Keke Palmer revealed her pregnancy. The ex-couple then kept posting each other on their respective social media handles.

February 2023

In February 2023, Palmer gave an insight into her pregnancy on her podcast Baby, This Is Keke Palmer. She later gave birth to their son, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, on February 25, 2023.

July 2023

Everything seemed fine, until July 2023, when Jackson seemingly publicly shamed his partner Keke for the outfit that she wore to Usher's Las Vegas concert. Shortly after that, Jackson faced immense backlash for his comments, to which he responded in a tweet saying,

"We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is."

Palmer, however, seemed quite unbothered by the entire scenario. She posted even more pictures on Instagram wearing the same outfit. Reportedly, the couple were seen together even after the incident, on several occasions including Beyoncé's concert in Los Angeles, in September 2023.

November 2023

On November 9, Palmer filed for a restraining order against Jackson. She reportedly noted that the relationship was abusive and that it ended in October 2023. Keke Palmer even referred to an incident in the report, according to which Jackson trespassed into her house, hit her, and threatened her. In the protection order, Palmer claimed:

"I am afraid for my safety and the safety of our child given Darius’ erratic, unpredictable and abusive behavior, including entering my house without my knowledge or permission and physically accosting me."

Keke Palmer was then granted a temporary restraining order that required Jackson to keep away from her and their son.


Darius Jackson's restraining order against Keke Palmer in December 2023

While Palmer filed a restraining order and sole custody of their son, Jackson also filed a restraining order against the singer. NBC News obtained some documents related to the the order filed by Jackson, back in December 2023, according to which Keke Palmer got aggressive whenever she drank alcohol.

Jackson also accused Palmer of hitting him by choking his neck at a birthday party and claimed that several people witnessed the scene. Earlier this year, Darius Jackson's brother Sarunas Jackson also filed a restraining order against Palmer and her mum, which later got dismissed by the judge.

While The Blast has obtained documents allegedly claiming that the case is being settled, neither Keke nor Jackson has officially revealed any information about it.

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