Keshia Knight Pulliam & Ed Hartwell Play He Said, She Said — UPDATE
UPDATE (3:30 p.m. ET): Welp, Ed Hartwell isn't about to let Keshia Knight Pulliam have the last word!
In a Skype interview with Page Six TV, the former NFLer gave his side of the story, saying his soon to be ex is telling a "half-truth" to make herself look good. Check out a preview of the interview — which airs in full tonight on Page Six TV — below.
Original story (11:45 a.m.): Keshia Knight Pulliam is breaking her silence after husband Ed Hartwell's petition for divorce and cheating allegations.
The 37-year-old Cosby Show star, who revealed she is pregnant with a baby girl days before the divorce bombshell, calls the former Real Housewives of Atlanta husband's questions about paternity "hurtful" as she explains why she felt compelled to defend herself publicly.
"This is about my character — my integrity as a woman being attacked — and that's not OK," she says.
However, it sounds like their relationship reached a breaking point before this very public split — and that it was Ed who was unfaithful to their marriage.
"I was ready to leave," she tells ET. "I had divorce papers ready."
However, Keshia says she decided to give him another chance once she found out she was pregnant. That's why his recent choice to file for divorce has left her "blind-sided."
"He left like it was any other day," she recalls. But later that day, he texted and asked if they could talk.
"He was like, you know, 'This isn't working,'" she recounts. "All I heard was, 'I filed for divorce this morning, and I'm coming to get my stuff."
Though she's understandably emotional about her marriage, the former child actress is focused on her baby girl. When asked if she still loves her husband, she says, "I love who he pretended to be.
"I have no desire to continue to be married to him."