Keke Palmer Dishes on Love, Her Celebrity Crush, and Tattoos

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Keke Palmer believes "all you need is love."

Those words sound strangely familiar, but apparently, The Beatles aren't the only ones who think that love truly is the only reason for living.

The 21-year-old Just Keke host shared on love and other important topics in a recent interview with NewYork.com. The former Rodney King girlfriend says that she has wisened up a bit when it comes to the pros and cons of dating other celebrities.

"The biggest con about dating a celebrity is that everybody wants to be in our business. Everybody would be trying to figure everything out," said the Cinderella star. "That would be annoying as all hell. The pros are that I have somebody that is interested in the same things that I’m interested in, I have somebody that knows what I go through. I have somebody that can help think of ideas that can help inspire me. And not having somebody intimidated by my success, and hopefully they’re doing their thing too."

Palmer, who has been linked with actor Quincy Brown and rapper Meek Mill, said that although she has some qualms about dating other celebrities, that doesn't preclude her from having celebrity crushes just like the next girl.

"Michael Ealy is my celebrity crush," gushed Palmer. "There are some others but I wouldn’t say them because they’ll be like 'Oh my gosh' so I’ll just keep it with Michael Ealy for now. And that’s because he’s too old for me to date. At 21, my philosophy on life is that love is everything and all you need is love. That’s very me. I try to be positive in everything that I do and I try to be loving to others and I truly believe that the energy you put out there is what you manifest around you."

Speaking of philosophy, Palmer says her "addiction" to tattoos began with a quote from another ancient philosopher, Aristotle.

"When I was younger, I would always go to this website called thinkexist.com whenever I was feeling stressed or happy or felt like expressing myself. I would go get a quote that was surrounded by those specific ideas or subjects," she recalled. "So one day I put in something like 'strength' and I came across the quote 'We are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.' And I loved it so much that I ended up getting it tattooed. I wasn’t scared at all when I got the first one. Actually, it was more so exciting. Now I have five."

Pam Wright