Keisha Knight Pulliam: “Never Let Anyone Steal Your Joy”
It seems like divorce is in the air. But, if you’re former Cosby show child-star and the youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Emmy Award, Keisha Knight-Pulliam, you still believe in breathing a sigh of relief through it all.
After 12 years of marriage, superstar singer Mary J. Blige is filing for divorce. Rapper and reality stars T.I. and Tiny are filing for divorce and newly married and child-star Keisha Knight-Pulliam is also going through a divorce. But, Keisha learned about her divorce via text, no less. TEXT?!
Pulliam, as was most of the world, was shocked to learn that her husband, Ed Hartwell, of only 7 months had decided to serve her with divorce papers only a week after she announced that she was pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby girl. She sets the record straight on exactly what happened and gave Entertainment Tonight the exclusive.
On the show she explained that she had actually drawn up the papers first, but she got pregnant she wanted to give the marriage another try.
“Early on in my marriage when I was faced with this [infidelity by him], I was ready to leave. It’s not OK,” Pulliam says. “In the process, I found out I was pregnant. And I had to take another hard look and decide if I wanted to try to work through this and forgive him for the sake of the child. Like, I had divorce papers ready. I presented it to him. … Once I was pregnant I did decide to give him that one last chance. The part that hurt me the most when he filed for divorce was that he had asked me to give him another chance, and I was willing to do that and forgive him, for our family,” she claims.
Now that the baby girl, Ella Grace, is born, and Ed admits that it indeed is his child after a paternity test, he wants to delay child support payments. Ummm..what?
“There’s nothing to say at this point,” she explains. “They can discuss that through attorneys. I have to move forward. I have to do what I need to to release the hurt, to release this, and to be happy for me and my baby girl, because the stress isn’t good. The stress isn’t healthy. And my only priority is her.”
And she’s right. The stress is NOT healthy for the baby. In fact, when you’re stressed, your body goes into…