Report: Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Dragging Ed Hartwell Back Into Court

Report: Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Dragging Ed Hartwell Back Into Court

She just gave birth to their daughter Ella Grace days ago.

Published January 27, 2017

Keshia Knight Pulliam may have just given birth to her baby with ex-NFL star Ed Hartwell, but the actress is not done with him just yet.

According to, she is dragging him back to court over claims that he is a deadbeat father and has not provided any support for her and their newborn, forcing her to take time off from her acting career to solely care for their child, Ella Grace.

Pulliam also reportedly said that Hartwell never checked in on her throughout her entire pregnancy and did not pay for his part of the prenatal care, paternity test or any other expenses they had to share prior to the arrival of their daughter.

Before the delivery, the Cosby Show actress filed court documents where she slammed him for accusing her of infidelity. She continued that even though he was the only one who cheated in their marriage, he carried on spreading lies about her commitment to their marriage.

She also said in the docs that he demanded a DNA test to prove that Ella Grace was his prior to her birth, but refused to submit his DNA sample even after she submitted both hers and their then unborn daughter's. She said she paid $795 for her portion of the test costs.

The House of Payne star says she and their daughter are in dire need of Hartwell's financial help as she can not continue taking time off from her career and she is asking that a judge intervene to make this happen.

Watch their couple drama unfold in the Wendy Williams clip, above. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

Written by John Justice

(Photo from left: Prince Williams/WireImage, Paras Griffin/Getty Images)


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