Keke Palmer said on her podcast that she learned she was pregnant from her boyfriend.
Palmer said she threw a pregnancy test away, thinking it was negative.
Her boyfriend Darius Jackson found it and told her it was actually positive.
Keke Palmer said that she found out that she was pregnant from her boyfriend Darius Jackson.
Palmer revealed she is expecting a baby in her opening monologue as host of "Saturday Night Live" in December.
During Tuesday's episode of her podcast, "Baby, This is Keke Palmer," Palmer spoke about how she and her boyfriend learned about her pregnancy.
The "Nope" star said that she took a pregnancy test after "randomly thinking" that she might be pregnant, but assumed that "it came back negative."
"I didn't have the lines on there, so I just threw it in the trash. No big thing," Palmer recalled. "So, I got out with Nora and we're at this semicasual business dinner, but we're having some little sake, enjoying ourselves. And all of a sudden, I get a text from Darius, and he says, 'When did you take this?' And it's a picture of the pregnancy test and it's positive."
The former Nickelodeon star said that that is when she realized that she didn't wait long enough to see the result of the test.
"I'm like, 'I took that earlier today, literally just some hours before I left,'" Palmer continued. "And he said, 'Well, you better get to be drinking water because I'm buying 10 of these things right now. You take them all when you get home.' Soon as I come home, and I'm also not kidding, as soon as I come home, I do 10 of them back to back, back to back to back to back to back. All positive.'"
Jackson, who was also a guest on the episode, then clarified that he wasn't digging in the trash to find the test.
The fitness instructor, also known as Darius Daulton, said: "The cleaning lady just emptied out the trash so when I went into the bathroom, I only just see one item inside the trash, and that was the pregnancy test, and it was facing down. I was like, 'So, she took a pregnancy test today. Okay, guess she decided to take it on her own. No big deal. Let me just lift it up.'"
Jackson said he saw the line right away and realized it was positive.
"You know when you watch rom-com movies or pregnancy movies, where they go on that montage and they go to that grocery store and they're buying all the pregnancy tests?" Jackson continued. "That's what it felt like. I went to Target and I was like, 'Where's the Clearblue?' and started pouring all of that in [my basket]. We had them lined up. I had like two, three bottles of water ready for Keke when she came back."
Palmer and Jackson went public as a couple in 2021 but have mostly kept their relationship private. While they haven't revealed Palmer's expected due date, the "Hustlers" star said on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" that she is expecting a baby boy and he will be a "Pisces or an Aries," which indicates she could give birth between February and April.
On the podcast, Palmer also said that they will not reveal the name they have chosen but "it gives Black American storyline."