Atlanta ‘Cosby’ kid Keshia Knight Pulliam marries Ed Hartwell (NFL, ‘Real Housewives’)

Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight-Pulliam are engaged. CREDIT: (left) publicity photo, (right) Getty Images

Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight-Pulliam are engaged. CREDIT: (left) publicity photo, (right) Getty Images

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Saturday, January 23, 2016

Three weeks after revealing her engagement ring to the world, Atlanta actress and “Cosby Show” kid Keshia Knight Pulliam has confirmed she married her hearthrob Ed Hartwell, a former NFL player and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” husband.

Again, she used social media to spread the word:

Knight Pulliam, 36, also provided details of her nuptials on her podcast Kandidly Keshia. It happened on New Year’s Eve, which means when she revealed the ring January 1, she was already married.

“I wanted to share it in our own way,” she said.

This is her first marriage. Raymond Coleman, who officiated the ceremony, joined them on the podcast. He provided them with marital counseling before the wedding.

On December 31, they invited a very small group of friends and family who thought they were coming to a New Year’s party at their home.

“Both our dreams came true that day,” Hartwell said during the podcast. “We had so much fun.”

“The next morning we woke up and literally had 20 of the guests still at the house,” Knight Pulliam said. “That’s a sign of a good time.”

Hartwell was formerly married to Lisa Wu and was featured on the first two seasons of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Knight Pulliam had dated V-103’s Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan in 2014 but she then moved on to Hartwell. She said she got to know him after he started working with her charity Kamp Kizzy.

She said she let Hartwell do all the talking up front. Instead of telling him what she wanted him to be, “I allowed him to show himself through his actions.” She said he began saying things that aligned to what she wanted to hear. “That’s when I knew it was real,” she said.

Hartwell said she possessed everything he wanted “and more” and didn’t have any issues that made him run away.

They are already talking kids. “I’m not pregnant yet,” she said near the end of podcast. “But I hope to be soon!”

“You have to enjoy every moment, through the aches and pains,” Hartwell said. “Enjoy life!” He noted  his Big Hart Wellness and Sports Academy in Duluth is opening Saturday, January 30 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (It was postponed a week due to bad weather.)

The academy is at 2021 West Liddell Road, Suite B in Duluth.

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