Keshia Knight Pulliam Breaks Down In Interview About Divorce
Earlier this week Ed Hartwell pulled a shocking move and filed for divorce from Keshia Knight Pulliam, his actions were even more hurtful because Pulliam recently revealed that she is pregnant and Hartwell is demanding a paternity test.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight Keshia shuts down any possibility that the baby might not be Ed’s:
“I don’t know if it’s the hormones… no, it’s all of it, because it’s fresh,” Pulliam tells ET’s Nischelle Turner, fighting back tears. “And it’s hurtful. And I knew I couldn’t be silent, because this isn’t about money. This isn’t about fame. This isn’t about social media likes or follows. This is about my character — my integrity as a woman being attacked — and that’s not OK.”
We agree. It’s already a pretty cruel move to pull on a pregnant woman without trying to imply she wasn’t faithful. And to make matters worse, Pulliam reveals Hartwell DID actually cheat in the marriage and begged for a second chance.
“Early on in my marriage when I was faced with this, 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.
Pulliam says she never pressured Hartwell to marry her OR have children:
“We both wanted to get married, I was not pushing it,” she says of their New Year’s Eve wedding. ” … 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.”
“There’s a baby in the middle of this!” she stresses. “And regardless, if we don’t want to be married, that’s fine, because we agree on that. But this baby is what’s important, and I feel like that’s being lost.”
As far as Keshia is concerned the marriage is now a wrap. She doesn’t want to speak to or see Hartwell, who she claims hid his true self during the early stages of them dating.
“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.”
Pulliam says she trusts that “time will always tell the truth.”
“You can be a cat in the sandbox and try to cover that up as much as you want. Truth prevails,” she says.” I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t cheat on my husband. I didn’t do it. It’s really that simple.”
“I love who he pretended to be,” she says. “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.”
SMH. Dude is a dirty dog. “Cheated early in my marriage” tho?! They were only married 7 months!
On another note… Keshia looks so pretty in this interview — even in tears. Best of luck to her.