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Ed Hartwell & Keisha Knight Pulliam

*Well here’s a shocker of sorts. Ed Hartwell, who basically accused his estranged wife (Keisha Knight Pulliam) of having a baby by someone other him, now all of a sudden, wants joint custody of said child.

Earlier this year Pulliam gave birth to a baby girl name Ella Grace. In the interim Hartwell apparently came to his senses and accepted the child as his. Now, as we said, the ex-NFLer would like to play a more instrumental role in his newborn daughter’s life.

Even though Pulliam and Hartwell haven’t been seeing eye to eye, he recently filed legal documents, asking for joint custody of their daughter. Keshia’s not having it so she reportedly, responded by filing legal papers to allegedly keep him away.

Hartwell’s next move was to submit a letter from his ex-wife, Lisa Wu , singing his praises as a great dad and community man.

“I am never worried about my child when he is with his dad,” Wu said in the letter. “I know his dad will do everything within his power to love, protect and provide for EJ while he is not with me.”

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Lisa Wu and Ed Hartwell

Lisa added:

“I am positive that [Hartwell] will put his daughter’s best interest first as he has shown with my children.”

The former football star also says in his documents that he’s more than willing to pay child support.

Ed Hartwell filed for divorce from Keshia last July, originally claiming there were serious doubts the child was his.