Keke Palmer reveals she’s pregnant on live TV by ripping open her blazer
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Keke Palmer dropped a major bombshell on live TV while hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live, telling fans she needed to clear up some 'rumours'.
The actor and comedian wore a trench coat with snap buttons as she took the stage for her opening monologue, in which she took on a certain tidbit of gossip that has been circulating Hollywood.
The Hustlers star told the rather confused live studio audience: "I'm especially glad to be here though because there's some rumours going around."
"People have been in my comments saying, 'Keke's pregnant,' 'Keke's having a baby,' and I want to set the record straight."
She then ripped open her blazer to reveal her growing baby bump, telling the crowd: "I am!"
The 29-year-old star was positively glowing as she finally showed off her stomach and the little miracle of life growing inside on it.
She went on to joke about dealing with the Hollywood rumour mill which has been in overdrive in recent months with speculation about her pregnancy.
"I gotta say though, it is bad when people on the internet spread rumours about you, y'all, but it is even worse when they're correct," she said.
"I mean, like, I was trying so hard to keep it on the down low because I got a lot of stuff going on.
If that midwife doesn’t introduce the baby to its mother with “baby, that’s Keke Palmer” https://t.co/dJRp95qQUN— Professional Biscuit Reviewer (@LazarusKumi) December 4, 2022
"People kept coming up to me, 'Congratulations!' I'm like, 'Shh, I got (sic) a liquor sponsorship on the line. Let the check clear, then we can get to the damn baby shower.'"
Jokes aside, the Nope actor took a quick moment to get out the honest truth about her good news.
"But, honestly, this has been the biggest blessing, and I am so excited. Guys, I'm going to be a mom," she said.
"Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor, I just wanna say, look, I'm 29, I'm grown, I have sex, I own a home, I stormed the Capitol on January 6, you know? Things adults do."
Bro, it’s crazy that we really WATCHED how far Keke Palmer has come in her career. Like I LITERALLY GREW UP with her; Akeelah and the Bee, True Jackson, Beauty Shop, Jump In, her So Uncool album.. and now SNL?! it’s so beautiful to witness man! CONGRATULATIONS KEKE!! 🤰🏽— boss ☀️ (@IAmDwayneHarris) December 4, 2022
Fans on social media took to Twitter to share their congratulations with the former Nickelodeon star.
One user said: "Keke is having a baby?!? We really grown [up] out here."
Another added: "This is the most Keke Palmer way to reveal a pregnancy! So happy for her!! Congratulations."
A third simply cracked a joke about how lucky the bub will be to have such an iconic parent: "If that midwife doesn’t introduce the baby to its mother with 'baby, that’s Keke Palmer.'"