Ed Hartwell explains surprise divorce, Keshia Knight Pulliam threatens to sue his ex wife Lisa Wu

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Ed Hartwell, who recently made the news with his unexpected decision to file for divorce from Keshia Knight Pulliam after they had been married for only a year, is here to tell his side of the story.

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In response to a recent interview Pulliam gave in which she expressed her disbelief over his charges of cheating as well as his demands for a paternity test on the child she is carrying, Hartwell explained that it was in part the baby that had driven them apart in the first place.

“She would tell a half truth to make sure she seems like she’s…I don’t want to say a victim, but like she’s the one that’s right,” Hartwell said. “My thing is I’m going to tell my wrong, I’m going to tell the whole truth.”

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He went on to explain that Pulliam “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. That’s something she really did want to do.”

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But if the child is his, Hartwell said, he would be willing to take responsibility for it.

“I can’t say she was unfaithful,” he said. “I can say she wanted to get in vitro. I can say she wanted to do some things to make sure she got pregnant. I just want to make sure it is mine.”

As if this situation wasn’t complicated enough, Friday, on Pulliam’s podcast, Kandily Keshia, she hinted that Hartwell’s ex-wife, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu, may be hearing from her attorneys after a promo from TVOne appeared to be capitalizing on her divorce drama.


“Lisa Wu and I have never, will never, be friends,” the actress clarified.

“I have no ill will for her, I don’t know her like that it was never a situation of stealing anyone’s husband. They were divorced many years before we even started dating and yes we live in Atlanta, it’s a small town. Have I run into her? Have I taken a picture with her? Absolutely, but I take pictures with people every day. And if you were categorized as friends with everyone you took a picture with, would that be accurate?”

“I just want to say that I have no desire to continue to be a part of that lie and to continue to be part of a false made up story line that puts me in a defamatory, derogatory light and I don’t have anything more to say about that.”

“But my attorney will be dealing with that from a legal standpoint with TV one and that whole situation, Lisa Wu, so forth and so on. It’s very simple, no need to say my name, because I’m not a part of it. I respect her for being EJ’s mom because I love him dearly and our connection is that we’re going to have the same ex-husband and our children will be siblings, but beyond that, that’s all. I wish you the best, and I’m moving forward.”