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We just want Cosby Show alum Keshia Knight Pulliam to enjoy life with her baby daughter Ella Grace, but her initial journey into motherhood continues to be a rocky one plagued with post-breakup drama with her ex-husband, retired NFL player Ed Hartwell.
The drama has only become messier, darker and a downright twisted as the headlines rage on.
TMZ reports that a friend of Hartwell’s and his girlfriend Tonya Carroll testified in court that Carroll once made a request for something that would cause the 37-year-old to reportedly have “a miscarriage.”
The friend, Damia Ward-Henley, dismissed the request but was aware of anger and jealousy from Carroll who was upset when she found out the actress was pregnant and wanted Hartwell to leave his pregnant wife.
Currently, Pulliam and Hartwell are in a messy divorce and custody battle after having split last July after seven months of marriage and welcoming their first child together just two months ago.
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If that’s not enough drama, just wait, there’s more.
Pulliam has asked the judge to deny Hartwell’s request for joint custody by making claims that he is “not fit to parent” as she has seen him taking OxyContin to treat severe physical and mental problems according to The Daily Mail.
Hartwell’s ex wife, former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Lisa Wu testified in support of his joint custody request as they are successfully raising their 9-year-old son, EJ.
“His support as co-parent was exemplary in loving and assisting to care for my two older boys from a previous marriage,” Wu wrote in. “Although our marriage did not work, I never felt compelled to petition the courts for anything regarding our child. I was confident that he would always do the right thing with our child’s best interest at heart.”
Wu added that she is “positive that Edgerton will put his daughter’s best interest first as has has shown with my children.”
Hartwell and Wu married in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2011. Pulliam and Hartwell quietly tied the knot on New Year’s Eve of 2016 and called in quits in July just a few days after the child star revealed the news of her pregnancy on Instagram.
The couple battled publically during the months leading up to their daughter’s arrival, with Hartwell demanding a paternity test. Since Ellas’s birth in January, the retired NFLer has been stalling child support precedings because he “wasn’t ready” to pay up because he doesn’t believe Pulliam is in financial distress.