The drama between Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ed Hartwell has taken many winding turns since Hartwell filed for divorce just days after publicly announcing that she was pregnant with a baby girl. First Pulliam came forward placing the blame on Hartwell, then he came back claiming her desire to rush into a pregnancy was his reason filing for divorce. Hartwell has also come forward to say that he questions whether he is the father of the child and is requesting a paternity test.
Keshia addressed the news on her podcast Kandidly Keshia, saying, “The show must go on” and admitted, “I’ve definitely had a trying week…[but] I’m grateful. I’m here. I’m well. Baby girl is well and at the end of the day, that is all that matters.” Adding, “I thank you, thank you so much for the village—my family, my friends, people who I don’t even know who have reached out, who have supported me, who have sent love, who have sent blessings, who have sent words of encouragement through every way known to man,” she continued during the segment. “It’s meant the world to me.”
The former child star also clarified her relationship with Hartwell’s ex-wife, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu. “Lisa Wu and I have never, will never, be friends,” Pulliam said during the show. “I have no ill will for her, I don’t know her like that it was never a situation of stealing anyone’s husband. They were divorced many years before we even started dating and yes we live in Atlanta, it’s a small town. Have I run into her? Have I taken a picture with her? Absolutely, but I take pictures with people every day. And if you were categorized as friends with everyone you took a picture with, would that be accurate?” She continued, “I just want to say that I have no desire to continue to be a part of that lie and to continue to be part of a false made up story line that puts me in a defamatory, derogatory light and I don’t have anything more to say about that,” she continued. “But my attorney will be dealing with that from a legal standpoint.”
She also denied claims that she went outside the marriage, and may even be carrying a child that is not her estranged husband’s at all. “This is his baby. He wanted more children. He was excited once he found out that we were having a little girl. There was never a question about that,” she said. “No point after we got pregnant was there an issue of the fact that we’re having a baby.”
She concluded on a different note, however, saying that while she is incredibly excited to be a mother, “I have no desire to continue to be married to him.”
Looks like the dirty laundry is out for all the world to see. While Pulliam and Hartwell aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on anything anymore, it is clear that both agree on one thing: their marriage is over.
SOURCE: E! Online | PHOTO: Getty