*Keshia Knight Pulliam posted up poolside to show off her baby bump which she shared with fans in a new Instagram photo. The 37-year-old, who is expecting a daughter, wrote, “The joy of sitting by the pool and not having to suck your stomach in!!! #MeAndMyLittleLady.”
Late last month, her estranged husband Ed Hartwell filed for divorce from Pulliam — who is 4 months pregnant — and requested a paternity test, even though the actress denied having an extramarital affair. Ed told New York Post‘s Page Six that Pulliam pressured him to have a baby almost immediately after they tied the knot.
“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,” he alleged, explaining that he thought Pulliam would use any means necessary to get pregnant.
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The divorce action came 1 week after Pulliam announced her pregnancy on Instagram. In his divorce petition, Hartwell requested alimony and a paternity test to rule him out as the father of Pulliam’s unborn fetus.
In a recent interview with ET, Pulliam stressed confidently that Hartwell was indeed the father of her unborn baby. That’s probably why she dismissed her attorney and retained the services of Mitchell Graham, who successfully represented singer Ciara and rapper Ludacris in prior child support and child custody cases.
Despite the heartbreaking martial drama, Pulliam said she was going to focus on doing what’s right for her daughter.
“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,” she said.