Keke Palmer has revealed she is pregnant with her first child after dramatically unveiling her baby bump during her Saturday Night Live opening monologue.
The Hustlers and Nope actress, 29, had taken on hosting duties for the first time on the US comedy sketch show, using the moment to address “rumours” circulating on the internet that she was expecting.
She then ripped open her blazer and displayed her baby bump before cradling it in front of the studio audience, who burst into cheers and applause.
“Guys, I’m gonna be a mom!”, she said.
Jokingly, she added: “I was trying so hard to keep it on the down-low because I got a lot of stuff going on.
“People kept coming up to me, ‘congratulations’, and I’m like, ‘shh, can you all stop? I have got a liquor sponsorship on the line.”
The star, who is reportedly in a relationship with actor Darius Jackson, described her pregnancy as “the biggest blessing”.
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She opened her monologue by expressing her excitement about entering Sagittarius season, before referencing her acting debut in the film Akeelah And The Bee (2006).
But she soon changed the subject to address “rumours” that have been spreading about her being pregnant and that she had seen countless comments such as, “Keke’s having a baby” wanted to “set the record straight”.
Originally from Robbins, Illinois, Palmer shared she suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) on social media in December 2020.
The hormonal disorder can impact how a woman’s ovaries work and often causes irregular periods, enlarged ovaries, and can make getting pregnant more difficult.