Keke Palmer She has a supportive crew surrounding her amid her legal battle with her ex-husband Darius JacksonAn insider reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.
“All of Kiki’s friends have rallied around her,” the source says of Palmer, 30. “Kiki has a great inner circle, and they are all pitching in to make sure she feels supported during this transition.”
Earlier this month, Palmer filed a restraining order against Jackson, 29, requesting full custody of their son, Leodis, 8 months old. In court documents filed and obtained we On Thursday, November 9, Palmer accused Jackson of abusing her multiple times during their two-year relationship.
In her filing, Palmer claimed to have security footage of an incident on November 5, in which Jackson “entered my home without my knowledge or consent” and “threatened” her before “lunging at my neck, hitting me, and throwing me onto the couch.” And steal my phone.” She went on to say that there were “several instances of physical violence” with Jackson which included destroying her personal property, hitting her in front of Leodis, and “threatening to kill himself with a gun” if she left him.
Palmer also noted in the documents that her relationship with Jackson “finally ended forever” in early October “due to the physical and emotional abuse he inflicted” on her.
A day later, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted Palmer a temporary restraining order against Jackson and temporary custody of their son. The court ordered Jackson to remain 100 yards away from Palmer and the child until further notice. Jackson is also currently denied visitation rights with his son.
Jackson has not publicly responded to Palmer’s allegations, but on Thursday he shared a message to his son via X (formerly Twitter). “I love you son,” Jackson wrote alongside a photo of himself holding the baby. “see you soon.”
The status of Palmer and Jackson’s relationship was the subject of fan speculation for months after Jackson publicly commented on the clothes his then-girlfriend wore to a concert. Guide prom. “It’s the outfit that…you’re a mother,” he tweeted in July, referring to Palmer’s black suit with a sheer black polka dot hood.
After receiving online backlash, Jackson redoubled his efforts before deleting his social media accounts entirely. “We live in a generation where the family man doesn’t want the wife and mother of his children to show off their chubby cheeks to please others, and is told how much he hates it,” he wrote. “This is my family and my representation. I have standards and morals for what I believe in. I’m done with my case.”
Palmer has declined to comment publicly on Jackson’s comments, but in August she collaborated with Usher, 45, in the singer’s music video for “Boyfriend.” “which hour?” Palmer asked at the end of the clip. “Damn, I missed the show. I’m so tired. I’m a mother after all.”
One month later, Palmer ignored a question about whether she and Jackson were still together after the controversy. “I’m going to take a page out of Beyoncé’s book — watch out, y’all,” Palmer joked during an interview in September. Today with Hoda and Jenna. “Yes, life is good. I have nothing but gratitude, honestly. Seriously.”
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