Keshia Knight Pulliam: Husband Files for Divorce, Demands Paternity Test

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Just in case that whole Bill Cosby rape thing hasn't soiled your memories of The Cosby Show enough...

Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight Pulliam

Just days after Keshia Knight Pulliam announced to the world that she is pregnant, the actress most famous for playing Rudy Huxtable has been hit with a bombshell:

Her husband wants a divorce.

Oh, and a paternity test.


Ed Hartwell, a 38-year old former NFL player, has filed for divorce from The Cosby Show alum a mere six months after the couple got married, according to a rep for Pulliam.

But that’s not all:

The legal papers were submitted to Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court this week ... and they include a demand that Pulliam undergo a paternity test.


We're just speculating here, but it sounds very much as if Hartwell suspects the actress of cheating on him, doesn't it?

The shocking development arrives just one week after Pulliam, announced that she is expecting a child.

The star broke the news in an Instagram post, writing: "Surprise!! We have a new addition coming soon …"

She included the following picture with this cute announcement:

Keshia Knight Pulliam Image

But now things have turned very ugly between Pulliam and Hartwell.

Hartwell - familiar to fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for his appearances in 2008 - got engaged to Pulliam on New Year’s Eve.

The actress gushed about the news in an Instagram post that read as follows:

"Happy to spend not only my new year but my life with this guy!!! #BlessedBeyondMeasure."

The two tied then exchanged vows in an intimate wedding at the actress' home, she said on her podcast Kandidly Keshia earlier this year.

"It was my dream," she explained at the time. "We did it literally in our living room in our home .… We invited people. They had no clue they were coming to a wedding." 

And we had no clue someone who came into our lives in such an adorable manner would end up in this kind of scandal.

Just look at Pulliam as Rudy!

Keshia Knight Pulliam on Cosby Show

How times sadly change.

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