ET EXCLUSIVE | KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM BREAKS DOWN AMID DIVORCE DRAMA
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July 27, 2016 (Atlanta, GA) – ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’s Nischelle Turner exclusively sat down with The Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam where she opened up about her husband, former NFL pro Ed Hartwell, filing for divorce from her just days after she announced she was pregnant, and nearly seven months after the two were married.
The 37-year-old actress explains that their marriage had its difficulties and she had wanted to end the marriage before, saying, "…I was ready to leave…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…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."
While discussing if she and Hartwell had ever talked about having children together, Pulliam claims, "We both wanted to get married, I was not pushing it...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...No point after we got pregnant was there an issue of the fact that we're having a baby."
She continues to say that the truth will come out in time, stating, "You can be a cat in the sandbox and try to cover that up as much as you want. Truth prevails…I didn't do anything wrong. I didn't cheat on my husband. I didn't do it. It's really that simple."
When asked if she still loves Hartwell, Pulliam gets emotional, expressing, "I love who he pretended to be…I love who he portrayed himself as, and the one mistake I made was, when he showed me who he really was, not believing him. Not believing him the first time. When he said he wanted our marriage, he wanted our family -- I believed him. That's why I gave him this one last chance, only for him to pull the rug from under me and blindside me."