When we found out that Keshia Knight Pullman, the beloved little Rudy from ‘The Cosby Show’ was getting married, we had to know more about her man. Keshia’s fiancé, Ed Hartnell, is a former NFL star, and there’s so much more to learn about him!
Keshia Knight Pulliam started off 2016 in a huge way, getting engaged to longtime love Ed Hartwell! Anyone who can pull off a romantic New Year’s Day engagement is totally interesting in our book, so of course we wanted to know more about this special dude. Click through to learn five facts about Ed!
Ed was a ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member
While Ed was married to first wife Lisa Wu, he appeared on Seasons 1 and 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! The storylines followed Ed and Lisa’s marriage, along with their joint business. Lisa and Ed’s relationship problems were definitely chronicled; the couple married in December 2005, and were divorced by October 2011.
He was drafted into the NFL in 2001
Ed’s an NFL star, picked in the fourth round of the NFL draft in 2001. The linebacker went on to play for five teams before eventually retiring: Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders.
He played for the United Football League
The lesser known football organization, the United Football League (UFL), drafted Ed in 201o to play for the Las Vegas Locomotives. He won the UFL champion trophy in 2010 with the Locomotives, and likely would have gone on to more greatness. However, the league shut down in 2012, thus ending his football career.
Ed had several businesses with his ex-wife
Ed and Lisa were entrepreneurs who attempted to make five aspiring businesses happen while they were married: real estate firm Hartwell and Associates, a jewelry business called Wu Girls, t-shirt line Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a full women’s clothing line called Closet Freaks, and a baby line called Hart 2 Hart Baby. None are still in business, unfortunately.
Ed has one son
He’s the father to Ed Jr., with ex-wife Lisa, who was born on May 9, 2007.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited that Ed and Keshia are getting married? Tell us in the comments!