Written by. Chalise Macklin
A time in Keshia Knight Pulliam’s life that should be joyful has been difficult and surrounded by rumors. She decided to set the record straight about her personal life during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
The Cosby Show and House of Payne star married former NFL player, Ed Hartwell, six months ago and is expecting her first baby with her husband. She announced her pregnancy about a week ago. The joy of the good news was short lived, Knight Pulliam said she was blindsided by her husband’s decision to file for a divorce and a request for a paternity test.
“He left like it was any other day. He said goodbye. I was still sleep in bed and he text me saying can I talk to you for a moment. He said this isn’t working, but all I heard was a filed for divorce this morning and I coming to get my stuff. ”
She feels what her husband is doing is not fair to their unborn child.
She became emotional stating, “It is one thing when you chose to be in the spotlight it is another thing when you have a baby. It is not about me – she doesn’t deserve this.”
There are rumors of infidelity, but Keshia said she was not the one who cheated.
“I have never cheated on him (Ed Hartwell) during my marriage, that is not who I am,” said Knight Pulliam to ET’s Nischelle Turner.
Pulliam revealed during the interview she was aware of his indefinitely for a while, but decided to try to work thing out.
“So early in my marriage I was faced with this. I was ready to leave. I had divorce papers ready. I presented them to him – he said please I want my family. He said all of the right things and once I was pregnant I did decide to give him that one last chance,” Pulliam said.
Keshia made it clear that she wants a divorce and the reason she did the exclusive interview was to clear up the lies being told about her.
“I’m not going to continue to revisit, regurgitate, but I’m also not going to allow people to tell blatant lies about me,” said Pulliam.
New divorce documents indicate that Keshia is asking for her Atlanta home she shared with Hartwell, her pre-marriage possessions, and all assets she obtained during the marriage.
Although the marriage did not work out, she says she is grateful for her daughter. There is more to the story. Entertainment Tonight will air the second part of her interview today and reveal what Keshia’s future plans are.