Amidst the rumors that have been spreading over Keke Palmer’s baby bump, she officially announced her pregnancy on the show Saturday Night Live on the Dec. 3 episode. Her pregnancy brings hope to women struggling with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), as the Akeelah and the Bee actor formerly have revealed about her having this hormonal disorder, with which it is quite complicated to conceive and give birth.
What Are The Rumors About?
On the show, Palmer made her hosting debut. On Dec. 3, she referred to the rumors regarding her pregnancy in the opening monologue, “there are some rumors going around, people have been in my comments saying, “Keke’s having a baby, Keke’s pregnant” and I want to set the record straight,” she declared, and ripped her long jacket open showing her belly announcing, “I am!”
Further, Palmer joked that she had to reveal it because it was bad enough when people said rumors about her, but it is even worse when they are correct. She added that it has been the biggest blessing but she was trying so hard to keep it on the down low because she had a lot of other stuff going on. So when people congratulate her she would say to keep it down as she has sponsorships on the line.
Palmer has been keeping her relationship private ever since she started dating Darius Jackson back in 2021. Now the couple has been expecting her first baby. Right after her announcement, the news perked on social media as fans have been congratulating both.
This latest update from Palmer greatly makes sense for women who are the victims of PCOS which causes cysts in the ovaries, seriously affecting fertility. Reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that in US only, over 5 million women of reproductive age are affected with this hormonal condition, which also brings irregular and abnormal periods, acne, excess face or body hair, weight gain, and fatigue.
Back in December 2020, Palmer shared her no-makeup selfie on Instagram revealing what she has been experiencing. This selfie had clearly shown the marks of acne that she could not get rid of since it appeared due to PCOS.
Referring to her acne, she posted that it is the least harmful side effect she ever had experienced with the condition. She also encouraged others to advocate for their health, recalling her experience when the doctors were struggling to diagnose her.
She wrote that the doctors are unfortunately people and if you don’t look the part they may not think that’s your problem. She also recalled that the doctors don’t even suggest the diagnosis if you look healthy since one of the doctors she approached had offered her a measles vaccine.
Her caption also suggested that she has always been using the platform for things that are much greater, and she has been attacked by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome from the inside out of her entire life and she had no idea.
However, presently fans are even more excited with respect to Palmer’s battle with the hormonal disease.
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