Keshia Knight Pulliam’s estranged husband is clapping back at her version of why the couple is suddenly headed for divorce. In a shocking new interview, Ed Hartwell claims he wants a paternity test because she was determined to get pregnant by any means possible, even ones that didn’t include him!
“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,” Ed Hartwell, 38 dished to Page Six TV July 28.
The former NFL star says that estranged wife Keshia Knight Pulliam, 37, was so determined to have a child, she was willing to do it my any means possible, including through in vitro, adoption or naturally. “What I learned about her is that if she wants something, she wants it now and she’s going to go get it. That’s one of the reasons we actually stopped having sex,” he said, hinting that’s one of the reasons he is now demanding a paternity test from Keshia.
“As time kept going past and the days went past, some things just weren’t adding up. So for me it’s not me saying she’s a bad person,” he said. “She wants what she wants, I want what I want: she wants a baby, I want to find love and happiness. But at the end of the day, I think if things don’t add up, I think it’s fair for me, if things don’t add up, to want a test.”
“I can’t say she’s been unfaithful. I can say she’s stayed out, she’s not came home, she’s went out-of-town … for three days, I don’t know what’s going on. I can say that,” he said. “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. I just want to make sure it is mine.”
In response to Keshia’s bombshell interview Entertainment Tonight July 27, he says that in regards to the actress’ cheating allegations, “I think she stretched. She would tell a half truth to make sure she seems like she’s the one who’s right.” He also said that just two months after getting married he had a heart to heart with her and said, “I think we probably messed up. I think we moved too fast,’” he revealed. “‘Our lives and wants are headed two different directions,” he shared about wanting out of the marriage.
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Keshia or Ed’s side of the split? Or is the truth somewhere in between?