The “Boyfriend” in question might no longer be Darius Jackson.
Following Keke Palmer’s collaboration with Usher on his new song “Boyfriend,” a source claims that her ex-boyfriend, actor and fitness instructor Darius Jackson, is now taking fresh actions of his own.
“He’s moved on,” a source tells PEOPLE of Jackson, who made headlines in July when he publicly criticized Palmer’s attire on a social media post of the star dancing with Usher as he serenaded her during his Las Vegas residency.
“It’s the outfit tho.. you a mom,” he tweeted in response to photos of Palmer, 29, who wore a sheer dress at the show. Jackson deleted his Twitter account 24 hours later after facing backlash.
Although Palmer has stayed busy with professional commitments, the couple, who welcomed son Leodis Andrellton in February, have not been seen together since the incident.
Neither party has publicly discussed the status of their relationship. Palmer’s representative declined to comment.
The insider said that Jackson is eager to put the turmoil behind him and is concentrating on a career as an actor. The couple is succeeding at co-parenting, the source continues: “You don’t have to be in the same household to be good parents.”
Palmer and Usher revealed “Boyfriend” in a teaser trailer that the 44-year-old R&B singer shared on Tuesday on YouTube and social media and that included clips of the actress and him. Palmer posted about it on X, the platform that replaced Twitter.
According to the YouTube credits, the whole video was shot in Las Vegas and debuted on Wednesday. Usher can be heard singing in the promo teaser, “Somebody said that your boyfriend’s looking for me/Oh that’s cool.”
Usher expressed his own views on the circumstance in an interview with PEOPLE earlier this month, calling it “a pop moment” and “worth talking about.”
“I think everybody’s vision or a version of what they felt happened there just leads you back to just really having a good time in Las Vegas. And that’s what I hope came out of it. Rather, it was a conversation of what was going on with us having fun in front of the audience or conversation about that song,” he said at the time.
He added, “Every night I’m thinking about how the world now is going to react to this moment that I’ll have with whoever I’m choosing to sing to. But it was a pop moment, and it was fun to have at least conversation going and we just keep it light. I don’t see anything negative happening in Las Vegas.”