Fans of The Cosby Show saw the adorable, “Rudy” character, Keisha Knight Pulliam, grow up right before our eyes. Now, as we’ve seen her blossom, find and lost love, become a parent, now it seems she has found the love of her life.
Pulliam, 41, just got engaged to actor Brad James, a rep for the actress tells PEOPLE. James, 39, got down on one knee and popped the question this month in Atlanta, where they both reside, with a custom diamond eternity band.
The newly engaged couple celebrated with immediate family, including Ella, Pulliam’s 3-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, during a “magical, intimate, COVID compliant evening filled with love” courtesy of event planner Scoobie West.
If you recall, Pulliam battled through a difficult divorce and paternity battle with her child’s father, former NFL player, Ed Hartwell
Pulliam and Hartwell surprisingly tied the knot before the New Year in 2016. Then in July of 2017, she announced she was expecting her first child. But initially, Hartwell denied being the child’s father and a host of other unfavorable comments that are now in the past.
Pulliam, as with most of the world, was shocked to learn that her then-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.
On Entertainment Tonight, 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. But…