Keshia Knight Pulliam gave birth to her daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell, back in January of 2017. As the tot nears her second birthday, the former Cosby Show star decided to let everyone see her child for the first time.
The actress shared an image of Ella on Wednesday, and the child is, in our opinion, her mother’s twin. Check the eyes:
She simply captioned the post “#Love.”
Ella is Pulliam’s daughter with ex-husband and retired NFL player Ed Hartwell. They married on January 1, 2016, but he filed for divorce in July of that same year. The couple had a very contentious split, with Pulliam claiming he cheated on her and Ed saying her desire for a child soon after they said “I do” negatively impacted their relationship. When she found out she was pregnant, he actually wanted a DNA test, and it would soon prove that he was, in fact, the father of baby Ella.
Their divorce was finally finalized in April of 2018, and after fighting over child support payments and custody, things are finally settled and in a good place. Pulliam was awarded primary custody of Ella and granted $3,007 in child support every month. They also agreed to hyphenate the child’s name, though that complete moniker hasn’t been shared just yet.
She’s said of parenting, “I love it.” And in a first birthday message for Ella, she said, “Who knew love like this existed… my heart expanded the moment I saw you. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy!!”
If you follow Pulliam then you know that technically, this isn’t the very first time she’s shared a picture of Ella on Instagram. However, in all of the other images, you would rarely get to see her face in the present day, just the child’s little feet or her head during feeding moments. You can check out the pictures she has shared of baby Ella, pre-face reveal, by hitting the flip.