Keke Palmer: Corbin Bleu Was My First Kiss!

Corbin Bleu had Keke Palmer feeling red after their kiss!

The 20-year-old actress, who will be seen in DirecTV’s new drama “Full Circle” and the VH1 biopic about R&B group TLC in “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story,” dished on Tuesday’s Access Hollywood Live about her first small screen kiss, which was also her first kiss ever.

“Corbin Bleu was my first kiss in life,” she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. “I was 12 and he was like my first kiss for TV… It was on the lips!”

Before Keke and Corbin got up close and personal on Disney Channel’s “Jump In!,” the actress had a bad case of the butterflies.

“I was very, very nervous. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the first person I am kissing outside of my family. It was real scary for me,” she explained.

And Keke seriously questioned if the onscreen kiss was the right thing to do.

“We did [the kiss scene] like 20 times,” she said looking back. “I became really self-conscious, I was like ‘Should I being having my first kiss on a movie? Should I let that happen to me? Maybe this is all a bad thing?’”

Turns out, kissing Corbin wasn’t as hard as Keke imagined.

“And then when it happened I was like, ‘You know, it’s going to be alright,’” she continued. “Corbin was so sweet about it.”

— Jesse Spero

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