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Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson's relationship timeline

Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson share a son, Leodis, together.
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Though Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson are no longer together, the two will still be seeing a lot of each other — in court.

More than a month after Palmer filed for a temporary restraining order against Jackson on Nov. 9 and asked for sole custody of their baby, Leodis, Jackson filed for his own restraining order against Palmer.

In the most recent documents, obtained by NBC News on Dec. 21, Jackson alleged Palmer "frequently became agitated and aggressive after consuming alcohol" and hit him several times, including once at a birthday party with witnesses. Jackson also said Palmer had attacked him "by choking and hitting him."

Palmer's legal team did not respond to TODAY's request for comment on Dec. 21.

In Palmer's Nov. 9 request for a temporary protection order against Jackson, she said she'd feared for her and their son's safety after Jackson displayed multiple instances of physical and emotional abuse.

“I am afraid for my safety and the safety of our child given Darius’ erratic, unpredictable and abusive behavior, including entering my house without my knowledge or permission and physically accosting me,” she said.

Palmer also said Jackson became “rough physically” with their son while changing his diaper in an incident in September.

In his legal response, Jackson said Palmer had been the one who "aggressively pulled Leodis away during the diaper change" in question.

Both Palmer and Jackson's court filings state their relationship officially ended in October 2023. The two started dating in June 2021 and dated off and on until October.

The two fell for each other fairly quickly after they met at an "Insecure" after-party.

Read on to find out more about their love story.

2021: Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson meet for the first time

During a June 2023 appearance on “The Terrell Show," Keke Palmer revealed she met Jackson "very casually" at an "Insecure" after-party that Diddy threw for Issa Rae and the rest of the cast.

In an interview with Bustle, she said the party happened in 2021.

"I had just done the show and (Jackson's) brother (Sarunas Jackson) worked on the show. And you know, I see his brother around a lot. I’m like, who's here with you?" she said playfully. "I see you at the parties, but you never brought him with you. And he was like, 'That's my little brother."

Palmer said she was immediately taken with Jackson and she found the courage to talk to him after speaking with her best friend, Nora.

“I walked up to him... My best friend, she was like, ‘You should just say something to him. You should ask if he wants a drink,’” Palmer recalled.

Although they agreed to take shots together, Palmer said she wasn't looking for love at the time.

“I was looking for a roster, you understand? And so I was like, ‘He fits the physical bill,'" she said.

But once they got started talking, Palmer said she realized that Jackson was such a "sweetheart."

"I think what I saw, you know, was just that he's just a sweet guy," she said.

August 2021: Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson go Instagram official

Palmer and Jackson went Instagram official in August 2021 when Palmer posted some Polaroid photos of the two of them together at her 28th birthday party.

In one snap, you can see them sharing a kiss on the lips.

March 2022: Keke Palmer opens up about going public with Darius Jackson

In a March 2022 interview with Bustle, Palmer talked about her relationship with Jackson and revealed why she decided to go public with him on Instagram.

“I just think [this] was a moment in time in my life where I really stepped into this kind of boss behavior [of doing] whatever the hell I want to do,” she said.

“This is the happiest I’ve ever felt with someone. So why would I go out of my way to hide this person? That’s a lot more work than just living in my life and being in my life," Palmer continued.

December 2022: Keke Palmer reveals she's pregnant

In December 2022, Palmer hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live," and while taking the stage, she revealed she was pregnant when she unbuttoned her trench coat and showed off her growing baby bump.

“There are people in my comments saying, ‘Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant,’ and I want to set the record straight,” she said. “I am.”

“It’s bad enough when people spread rumors about you but it’s even worse when they’re correct,” Palmer continued. “I mean, I was trying ... so hard to keep it on the down low because I have a lot of stuff going on."

The actor-singer also joked about feeling a bit ambushed when people came up to her and told her, ‘Congratulations?’"

"I’m like, ‘Shh! Can y’all stop? I have a liquor sponsorship on the line!’ Once the check clears, then we can get to the damn baby shower!,” she quipped.

“This has been the biggest blessing,” Palmer added.

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Keke Palmer during the Monologue on Saturday, December 3, 2022NBC / Will Heath/NBC via Getty Images

February 2023: Keke Palmer and Darius Jackson welcome their first child together

In February, Palmer and Jackson became parents, welcoming their sweet baby boy, Leodis Andrellton Jackson, into the world.

On Instagram, the actor shared a video of Jackson cradling their son in her hospital room while she laid in bed. In another frame, Palmer posted a sweet photo of her holding Leodis while Jackson embraced her.

"Welcome to the world baby Leo," Palmer wrote in the caption.

July 2023: Darius Jackson publicly criticizes Keke Palmer over her Usher concert outfit

In July, things appeared to take a turn for the worse for the couple when Jackson responded to a video that someone posted online of Usher serenading Palmer at his Las Vegas residency while she wore a tight, black bodysuit underneath a sheer dress.

"It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom," he wrote in a now-deleted tweet on X, formerly known as Twitter.

After receiving backlash online for his comment, Jackson decided to double down on what he said in another now-deleted tweet.

“We live in a generation where a man of the family doesn’t want the wife & mother to his kids to showcase booty cheeks to please others & he gets told how much of a hater he is,” he wrote. “This is my family & my representation. I have standards & morals to what I believe. I rest my case.”

September 2023: Keke Palmer responds to breakup rumors about her and Darius Jackson

In September, Palmer responded to speculation about her relationship with Jackson after rumors started surfacing online that they broke up.

When asked whether she and her beau were still together on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, Palmer responded, “I’m going to take a page out of Beyoncé’s book: Mind y’all’s business."

Jenna then asked Palmer if she was happy and the "Nope" actor said, “Yes, life is good. I have nothing but gratitude, honestly. Seriously.”

November 2023: Keke Palmer accuses Darius Jackson of domestic abuse

In November, Palmer filed for sole custody of their 8-month-old son, Leodis, and was granted a temporary restraining order against Jackson.

In court documents obtained by NBC News, Palmer alleged multiple instances of physical abuse along with emotional abuse in a declaration filed on Nov. 9 in a Los Angeles Superior Court.

In the declaration, Palmer said she dated Jackson from June 2021 to October 2023 and noted the alleged abuse continued even after they ended their relationship.

In the court documents, Palmer also recalled an incident where Jackson entered her home without her consent and attacked her in a scene caught on surveillance video. She included those screenshots in the documents.

“Darius trespassed into my home, physically attacked me, knocked me over my couch and pinned me down, and stole my phone after I threatened to call the police,” she wrote.

“He was yelling, leaning into me, getting into my face,” Palmer added. “At that point, he lunged at me, grabbing at my neck and face, knocked me backwards over the couch, stole my phone out of my hands, and then ran out of the house.”

Palmer said she then ran outside to get her phone back and that was when Jackson “nearly hit me with his car.”

After Palmer filed the court documents on Nov. 9, Jackson posted a photo on X of him holding Leodis.

“I love you son,” he wrote. “See you soon.”

December 2023: Keke Palmer says her 'life is truly unraveling at the seams'

In an Instagram reel posted Dec. 9, Palmer appeared to describe her life right now, and what it's really like behind-the-scenes.

“When reality tv makes everyone believe all celebrities lives are just one big marketing strategy and scheme but my life is truly unraveling at the seams and I just wear trauma like a dolce and gabana coat because Sharon didn’t raise no b----,” she wrote over a video of her holding her son.

Dec. 21, 2023: Darius Jackson files restraining order against Keke Palmer

In response to Palmer's Nov. 9 restraining order, Jackson filed a temporary restraining order against the actor.

In court documents obtained by NBC News, Jackson alleged Palmer had "frequently became agitated and aggressive after consuming alcohol." He accused Palmer of punching him several times, including once in the face at a birthday party with witnesses.

He also alleged Palmer has been presenting "a false narrative about our relationship on her podcast" since their breakup and he has not been allowed to see his young son since Nov. 9.

He also alleged his work opportunities as a writer/actor have been "greatly impacted" by Palmer's public allegations.

Jackson's legal team requested his case be heard at the same upcoming Jan. 9 hearing in Los Angeles for Palmer's restraining order against him.