Ed Hartwell Speaks Out About Divorce from Keshia Knight Pulliam

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The former NFL star said he and the actress rushed into their marriage and he soon realized it was for all of the wrong reasons.

News surrounding the impending divorce of Keshia Knight Pulliam and Ed Hartwell has both parties spilling their sides of the truth. 

Following Keshia's sit down interview with Entertainment Tonight, the former NFL athlete talked to Page Six about his reasoning for the divorce and his request for a paternity test. 

To the surprise of many, the couple married on New Year's Eve but it was shortly there after that Hartwell says he started to feel as if they married for the wrong reasons. One month into their marriage, he sat the actress down to have a talk about their union—“I said, ‘I think we probably messed up. I think we moved too fast.’”

Keshia Knight Pulliam Addresses Divorce Drama, Says Ex Ed Hartwell Cheated

Hartwell claims that upon realizing things between the two might not work because she was adamant about having a baby and he was devoted to finding love and happiness, their relationship became damaged beyond repair. 

“She 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," he said. "That’s something she really did want to do.”

As to his request for a paternity test along with his divorce filing, Hartwell says that he's just trying to ensure that the Keshia didn't go behind his back to fulfill her quest for motherhood after they stopped having sex. 

“I can’t say she was unfaithful. I can say she wanted to get in vitro, I can say she wanted to do some things to make sure she got pregnant, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta husband stated.

Keshia announced her pregnancy earlier this month, revealing she was expecting a baby girl and spoke candidly on her podcast about her maternal experience thus far. 

"I just want to make sure it is mine,” Hartwell added. 

Only time will tell how things will continue to unfold between these two. Let's just hope they have it all together by the time their daughter arrives. 

Watch the full video below. 

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