Keisha Knight Pulliam Opens up about Divorce!
Pulliam's husband, former NFL pro Ed Hartwell, filed for divorce from her on Tuesday, just days after the 37-year-old actress announced she was pregnant, and nearly seven months after the two were married. In an exclusive sit-down with ET on Wednesday in Atlanta, Pulliam, broke down in tears when discussing her issues with Hartwell.
"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."
Pulliam says she was given no warning and was blindsided when Hartwell, 38, told her he had filed for divorce. The Cosby Show star says she has never cheated on Hartwell, but alleges that he had been unfaithful during their marriage and that she was actually the one who wanted to get a divorce before deciding to give him another 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.
Soon after the interview, Ed Hartwell Spoke out saying that he never stated that she cheated. He alleges that the baby isn't his and wants to be tested. Yikes! Check out the interview below!