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Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson’s Rocky Relationship Timeline

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Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson are no longer a couple. Why did they break up? We have a complete timeline of their relationship. Details head.

Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson attend Boss Featuring Keke Palmer terrace after party on May 10, 2023
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The Gist:

  • Hustlers actor Keke Palmer dated fitness influencer Darius Jackson and the couple welcomed a child together.
  • Keke has accused Darius of domestic violence.
  • She filed for full custody of their son.

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As of November 2023, Keke Palmer wants absolutely nothing to do with her former flame Darius Jackson — so much so, that the actor has filed a restraining order against her ex, alleging domestic violence. She also wants full custody of their son.

So, what went wrong and why did the couple break up? Let’s dig into these disturbing details, and review their relationship timeline to understand how they got to this point.

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Keke Palmer, Darius Jackson, and their son attend the "Big Boss" Closing Night Screening during the 2023 Atlanta Film Festival on April 29, 2023
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Keke Palmer started dating Darius Jackson in 2021 and the relationship moved quickly.

According to Page Six, the Nope star got together with Darius in 2021 after meeting at a celebrity Memorial Day party, and things moved quickly from there.

During a holiday 2022 hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Keke shared exciting news with her fans. The star and her beau were expanding their family.

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Keke Palmer announced that she was pregnant and the couple welcomed a son.

Who doesn’t love a celebrity pregnancy reveal?

Following the SNL monologue that broke the internet, Keke and Darius went on to welcome a baby boy named Leodis (they call him Leo) in February 2023.

But behind the scenes, Keke’s happy family facade was falling apart. The star was allegedly a victim of both physical and emotional abuse at the hands of the father of her child.

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Over the summer of 2023, Darius publicly shamed Keke for wearing a revealing outfit.

When Keke donned a sheer outfit to an Usher concert in July, Darius took to social media to comment on the look.

“It’s the outfit tho… you a mom,” he reportedly said, also tweeting, “We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife and mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others. I have standards and morals.”

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Keke going public with her private pain in November 2023 and filed for a restraining order and sole custody.

While putting on a happy face online and in the media, Keke was allegedly living in hell.

As reported by People, in a court filing, the celebrity mom claims she has been a victim of domestic abuse for years.

The most recent instance of the abuse happened just before Keke filed for a restraining order and custody of her son. The court documents state, “Darius trespassed into my home without my knowledge or consent, threatened me, then physically attacked me.”

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The documents provide more details about disturbing allegations of repeated physical abuse “including striking and grabbing me around the neck.” Keke also describes Darius as being emotionally manipulative, with one account saying he flipped out over his famous girlfriend talking to someone else at a party.

As a result of the ongoing and very disturbing allegations, Keke is asking for sole custody of their son, Leo.

At the time of writing, Darius hasn’t responded to the very upsetting allegations against him. Meanwhile, some of his abuse was reportedly caught on security camera footage.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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Grandfather Before and After WWII: Video Shows War Effects

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A 10-second video shows before and after pictures of a man who fought in World War II. He looks shell shocked and many viewers could relate.

Singer-songwriter Julia Still told a sobering story in a video only 10 seconds long, sharing photos of her grandfather before his time in World War II and after.

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“Thinking about how my grandfather looked like a totally different person after serving in WWII,” Julia wrote in the Nov. 29 TikTok video as she posted the before-and-after comparison.

The before-and-after photos of Julia’s grandfather are a “clear representation” of the ravages of WWII.

In the first photo, Julia’s grandfather looks like a self-assured young man, fixing a steely gaze toward the camera. In the second photo, however, he appears gaunt and his eyes aren’t as focused — the “thousand-yard stare” exhibited by so many WWII veterans — as he poses next to his wife.

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“It’s the most clear representation of what war does to a man that I’ve ever seen,” Julia wrote in the photo caption. “The second picture is his wedding photo. They got married as soon as he came home.”

When a TikTok commenter observed that the man’s eyes “look so haunted” in the second pic, Julia agreed. “They do,” she wrote.

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Another commenter, meanwhile, wrote, “He is so handsome before, and after, he looks… lost. Sad.”

To that, Julia replied, “It breaks my heart. He spent most of his life self-medicating with alcohol and was a pretty distant man.”

And in another comment, Julia told her TikTok audience that her grandfather wouldn’t tell anyone what he went through. “Always said he was ‘just a cook,’” she added.

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Other TikTok users shared similar stories from the veterans in their families.

Elsewhere in the comments under Julia’s video, TikTok users described how war trauma impacted their family members.

“Mine aged as well,” one person wrote. “You could see in his face. He had such bad shell shock, too. I always remember people telling me to never wake him up. I miss him.”

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Another user commented, “Mine came back and fed every stray animal he saw because he was a [prisoner of war] and understood their hunger after that. He was presumed dead for a while.”

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A third TikToker said their grandfather fought in the Pacific during WWII. “Lived until he was 97 and always said he could still hear their screams, taste their blood, and feel the bombs,” that TikToker wrote.

Another person commented, “My grandma and mom sat up nights with my grandfather hallucinating he was in France, about to fight, 30 years later. Hid anything he could use as a weapon.”

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Someone else shared, “My grandpa was on the beaches of Normandy. Never talked about it, and one day we found his draft papers. When reading them out loud, I saw that man cry for the first time.”

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And there were yet more stories of shell shock. “My papa went in at 17 and came back a year after most of the men had come home,” a different TikTok wrote. “He looked completely different, too. Left a boy and came back a haunted man.”

FYI, if you’re dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, or you know someone who is, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website offers information, treatment options, and programs for service members impacted by PTSD.

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How Old Are Bravo’s ‘Potomac’ Housewives?

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Looking for the ‘RHOP’ cast’s ages? See how old the current stars of Bravo’s reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ are.

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The Gist:

  • The Real Housewives of Potomac casts have diverse ages within multiple generations.
  • The eldest RHOP star is over 20 years older than the youngest star.
  • Each of the RHOP cast shares a birthday with several A-listers.

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The RHOP cast’s ages don’t make them the oldest active stars of the Real Housewives franchise: That title belongs to 66-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer, Screen Rant reports.

But the women of The Real Housewives of Potomac do run the gamut from baby boomers to Gen X to millennials! Thanks to Famous Birthdays, we know the date of birth for each Potomac Housewife—and the celebs who celebrate birthdays on the same day!

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Karen Huger is 63.

Karen Huger
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The oldest Housewife of the bunch—no shade!—is Karen Huger, one of the show’s original cast members. This “Grand Dame of the Potomac” has made a name for her with her successful fragrance and wig lines.

Karen was born on May 3, 1963, and shares a birthday with late singer James Brown, The Wonder Years star Dulé Hill, and Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash.

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Gizelle Bryant is 53.

Gizelle Bryant
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Another O.G. star of RHOP, Gizelle Bryant is a philanthropist, a cosmetics entrepreneur, and now a published author, with her novel My Word hitting bookshelves in 2019.

Gizelle was born on Sept. 9, 1970, and shares a birthday with comedian Adam Sandler, singer Michael Bublé, and The Undoing star Hugh Grant.

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Robyn Dixon is 44.

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Original RHOP Housewife Robyn Dixon is a full-time mom who somehow ekes out time to be a real estate investor and a fashion accessory mogul as well.

Robyn was born on March 31, 1979, and shares a birthday with reality star Kourtney Kardashian, comedian Kevin Hart, Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt, and Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine.

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Ashley Darby is 35.

Ashley Darby
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The youngest of the original RHOP stars, Ashley Darby is a former Miss District of Columbia who went on to become a certified yoga instructor and a philanthropist.

Ashley was born on June 8, 1988, and shares a birthday with rapper Kanye West, late comedian Joan Rivers, and TV host Maria Menounos.

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Candiace Dillard Bassett is 35.

Candiace Dillard Bassett posing in a lace suit
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A RHOP Housewife since Season 3, Candiace Dillard Bassett has beauty-pageant roots, too: She was crowned Miss United States in 2013. The Atlanta native also worked in the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, too, and she became a recording artist with her R&B single “I See You.”

Candiace was born on Dec. 14, 1986, and shares a birthday with High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens, rapper Offset, and singer Tori Kelly.

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Wendy Osefo is 39.

Wendy Osefo
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The fifth season of the Bravo reality show saw Wendy Osefo join the cast. Bravo touts that this Maryland native is an award-winning Nigerian-American television personality and the founder and CEO of the 1954 Equity Project, LLC.

Wendy was born on May 21, 1984, and shares a birthday with late rapper Biggie Smalls, Olympic diver Tom Daley, musician Gotye, actor Mr. T, and Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus.

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Mia Thornton is 38.

Mia Thornton
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The newest RHOP Housewife, Mia Thornton joined the show for its sixth season. She earned a degree in neuromuscular massage therapy and owned Massage Envy spas before developing the Joint Chiropractic franchise with husband Gordon.

Mia was born on November 25, 1984, and shares a birthday with On My Block actor Diego Tonoco, Dead Like Me star Christina Applegate, Dancing With the Starsjudge Bruno Tonioli, and TODAY co-host Jenna Bush Hager.

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Nneka Ihim — 36

Nneka Ihim
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Nneka came to The Real Housewives of Potomac in Season 7 ready to flaunt her “drive and appreciation for the finer things in life.” Like any newbie, Nneka has stirred up some drama with her new castmates, particularly Wendy Osefo and her mother, Iyom Susan Okuzu.

Born on Sept. 11, 1987, Nneka was born on a day forever remembered by most people in the U.S. The Bravo newcomer shares her birthday with several celebrities, including Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Harry Connick, Jr., Amy Madigan, Virginia Madsen, and Moby.

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The Elvis Star’s Girlfriend is Kaia Gerber

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The star of ‘Elvis’ is now dating model and fashion icon Kaia Gerber. Rumors of the two dating first began swirling in December 2021.

Austin Butler wearing a black stripe suit to the Saint Laurent womenswear spring/summer 2024 show.
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The Gist:

  • Austin Butler’s current girlfriend is Kaia Gerber.
  • Kaia is a model and actress, and you might recognize her as the daughter of model icon Cindy Crawford.
  • Prior to dating Kaia, Austin was romantically linked to actress Vanessa Hudgens.

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January 2020 marked a turbulent period for Austin Butler, the star of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, Elvis, and Kaia Gerber, who has appeared on the cover of Vogue, Love Magazine, and others.

Austin announced his split from his partner of nine years, Vanessa Hudgens, on Jan. 14, 2020. Meanwhile, Kaia sparked breakup rumors with The King of Staten Island writer and SNL star Pete Davidson on Jan. 17, 2020. Are Austin and Kaia dating now?

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Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber
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Who is Austin Butler dating? Austin and Kaia sparked dating rumors in December 2021.

A prolific actor, Austin scored roles in Disney shows like Hannah Montana and Nickelodeon staples like Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, iCarly, and Zoey 101. Soon, he was appearing in projects like CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and The Bling Ring. When did he start hanging out with Kaia?

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Austin and Vanessa Hudgens reportedly met on the set of High School Musical in 2005. They started dating in 2011, staying together for nine years. Meanwhile, Kaia was linked to Wellington Grant, Pete, and Jacob Elordi before she started spending time together with Austin in the second half of 2021.

Kaia and Austin have yet to confirm their relationship status. They were first snapped by paparazzi together after attending a hot yoga class on Dec. 21, 2021. They were then spotted on Feb. 14, 2022, while taking a casual stroll in London. On Feb. 17, they were seen again in Soho, New York.

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According to IMDb, Austin is currently working on Masters of the Air, a forthcoming TV show executive produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Filming locations include Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, U.K., and Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and others. Austin’s new project with Baz Luhrmann, Elvis, is slated to be released on June 24, 2022. Austin plays the lead role.

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The rumors about Austin and Kaia took fans by surprise.

“What. Wasn’t Kaia Gerber just dating Jacob Elordi not too long ago? And now she’s together with Austin Butler? Damn, where does she get all these men? Please send some my way,” tweeted @olsensonfilm.

“But the 10-year age gap between Kaia and Austin though. Has she learned anything from Taylor Swift?” tweeted @AWeedInAGarden.

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Before meeting Kaia Gerber, Austin Butler sparked dating rumors with Lily-Rose Depp, Olivia DeJonge, and Cody Kennedy.

After his nearly decade-long relationship with Vanessa Hudgens ended in January 2020, Austin went on dates with Lily-Rose Depp and Olivia DeJonge, who plays Priscilla Presley in Elvis.

Austin and Lily-Rose put on a steamy display in August 2021, following a romantic dinner date in London. Lily-Rose split up with Timothée Chalamet in 2020, only to spark reunion rumors several times in 2021.

Austin and Olivia DeJonge sparked dating rumors several times in 2020 and 2021, but they didn’t make the relationship official. Before embarking on a long-term relationship with Vanessa, Austin was also linked to Cody Kennedy.

Elvis is slated to arrive in cinemas on June 24, 2022.

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