Things are getting messy between Keshia Knight Pulliam and her estranged husband Ed Hartwell. Both parties are speaking out publicly to share their side of what went down between the two. Get the latest inside….
Let the divorce drama continue!
We broke the news that former NFL star Ed Hartwell had filed for divorce from his wife Keshia Knight Pulliam months after they said "I Do."
After Keshia Knight Pulliam sat down with Entertainment Tonight to open up about her pending divorce to husband Ed Hartwell, the former NFL pro did his own interview to tell HIS side of the story.
Ed chopped it up with Page Six via Skype to reveal his marriage to Keshia was torn apart by jealousy, disagreements about starting a family and suspicions about infidelity on both sides.
Ed is making claims that Keshia was dying to get pregnant and that he believes she went behind his back to do it.
He told the publication:
“She wanted a baby really fast, and what I was trying to explain to her was that — from my beliefs, from seeing other successful people — that when you first get married, especially since we didn’t have a long courtship, that we should actually focus on each other and not just have a baby. That’s something she really did want to do.”
He said he had a sitdown with Keshia back in February telling her he thinks they made a mistake.
He said,“I said, ‘I think we probably messed up. I think we moved too fast. Our lives and wants are headed two different directions.'”
We wonder if this conversation went down after he allegedly cheated like Keshia claims he did early on in their marriage. You’ll recall, they got married on New Year’s Day.
As for why he wants a paternity test and cheating allegations he said,
“I can’t say she’s been unfaithful. I can say she’s stayed out, she’s not came home, she’s went out-of-town … for three days, I don’t know what’s going on. I can say that. I can’t say she was unfaithful. I can say she wanted to get in vitro, I can say she wanted to do some things to make sure she got pregnant. I just want to make sure it is mine.”
Hartwell added that his wife fled to visit a spiritualist and “started going out with friends all the time and not telling me when she was coming home or sometimes not coming home at all.”
He then goes on to talk about how Keshia is making herself seem like the victim and not owning up to telling the full truth. He said,
“One thing I have found out about her — and it’s not to bash her — is that she can tell a half-truth to make sure that she seems like, I don’t want to say the victim, but that she’s the one that’s right.”
Check out the interview below:
Meanwhile, the second part of Keshia’s interview with Entertainment Tonight aired last night where she talked about moving on, why she’s not going to drag Ed in the media, and that she wishes they could have handled the divorce more maturely.
Below are a few highlights from the 2nd part of her ET interview:
On moving on:
"I'm dealing with today. I am taking it day by day, and my focus right now is loving myself the best I can," Pulliam, who alleges that Hartwell was unfaithful during their brief marriage, tells ET's Nischelle Turner. "Now, [I'm] loving myself amazingly well, because that's loving my baby."
On her daughter being her main priority:
"I am sad that one day my daughter will have to live and experience this. One thing I am not and never will be, is anyone's victim," the Kandidly Keshia podcast host continues. "It's hard because this is the priority, and especially having a little girl, and the work that I do with women, and I know that I'm teaching her not by what I say, but what I do right now. This is her first lesson in womanhood. I want her to look back and always be proud. I need to give her the right lessons now."
On not dragging Ed in the media:
"I'm not about dragging people through the mud in the media because, again, one day she will read this," Pulliam adds. "And even with the paternity test, one day he will have to answer to her, and explain to her… and if he didn't say these things, that's why I chose to do this interview. Say that it's not true."
"[Ed] had asked me to give him another chance, and I was willing to do that and forgive him for our family," she reveals. "And instead of us having the conversation… we could've signed the papers that were previously drawn up and done this very clean, neat and easy. He decided to put this in the media in this way. [He] literally, he left that morning like any other day."
"I'm not going to get into tit for tat, because no one wins there," she continues. "At this point, how it went down is irrelevant. We're here now, and we need to deal with this. It's not... everyone goes through stuff. Character is how you handle it."
Keshia also revealed the two didn't sign a prenup, and the media outlet claimed she's worth about $12 million. She filed her own divorce documents the day of this interview saying they have a baby on the way (Ed said there were no children between the two in HIS docs) and that she wants 100% of the money she came into the marriage with.
Check it out below:
Photos: Page Six/Keshia's IG