Keshia Knight Pulliam’s weight gain has been making headlines and she’s definitely happy with the reason behind it. Yes, she is pregnant. The American actress announced her pregnancy on December 22, 2022. Recently, she and her second husband, Brad James, even revealed that it’s a boy. In addition, Keshia Knight Pulliam also has a 6-year-old daughter named Ella Grace Hartwell with her ex-husband, Edgerton Hartwell.
Keshia Knight Pulliam is an American actress who began her career as a child actor before landing her breakout role as Rudy Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984-1992), for which she received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 38th Primetime Emmy Awards. She later appeared as Miranda Lucas-Payne in Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne, a TBS comedy-drama (2007–present).
Knight Pulliam got engaged to retired NFL player Edgerton Hartwell on New Year’s Eve 2015. The following day, January 1, 2016, they married in Knight Pulliam’s Atlanta home. However, Hartwell later filed for divorce on July 25, 2016. But, she gave birth to a daughter, named Ella Grace Hartwell. The divorce was officially finalized in April 2018, giving Knight Pulliam primary custody of Ella and ordering Hartwell to pay $3,000 in child support each month.
Later, she announced her engagement to actor Brad James in December 2020. They started dating in 2019 after meeting on the set of the TV film Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta. In September 2021, they married in a small ceremony.
Keshia Knight Pulliam has recently amassed a lot of weight. Her fans are worried as well as curious to know the reason behind her weight gain transformation. Well, here’s everything you need to know.
Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Weight Gain: The American Actress Is Expecting Her Second Child With Her Husband, Brad James!
It seems pregnancy is the main reason behind Keshia Knight Pulliam‘s (@keshiaknightpulliam) recent weight gain appearance. The actress and her husband Brad James are expecting their first child together. The star of The Cosby Show married the actor in 2021, and the couple announced their pregnancy in December 2022. Additionally, Pulliam and Jame’s unborn child is a boy.
Keshia Knight Pulliam and her husband revealing their baby’s gender.
The soon-to-be mother of two glowed as she smiled for the camera with her overweight physique, dressed in a figure-hugging, floor-length knit dress with red and purple horizontal stripes. And her husband, James was sporting a sharp suit for the video, which was shot at The Tamron Hall Show. Meanwhile, the actress previously gave birth to her first child, Ella Grace, with ex-husband Edgerton Hartwell in 2017.
However, this is not the first time Pulliam has received comments about her weight gain as a result of her pregnancy. In 2021, when Keshia Knight Pulliam was discussing a Mielle Organics hair product in a 69-second Instagram video, fans were busy speculating about her overweight appearance in the video while she was discussing the effects of the product and demonstrating how to use it. Where one fan commented, “Okay, thickness is that happy weight or baby weight love to see it, while another said, “She’s definitely pregnant.”
Of course, Pulliam did not confirm or deny anything about her weight gain transformation for her fans at the time. Given that she prefers to keep all of her big news a secret until it occurs, Keshia chose to remain silent. However, the actress did not wait long this time.
Meet Keshia Knight Pulliam’s First Child, Ella Grace Hartwell!
Keshia Knight Pulliam gave birth to her daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell, on January 23, 2017. She shared the exciting news on Instagram with a sweet photo captioned “Ella Grace has arrived!!!!” Pulliam and Edgerton Hartwell were going through a difficult divorce at the time of her birth, with Hartwell requesting a paternity test.
Keshia Knight Pulliam and her daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell, cuddling before their bedtime.
Pulliam revealed in August 2016 that the heartbreak caused by the divorce had a strong influence on her daughter’s middle name. Later, Pulliam stated on an episode of her Kandidly Keshia podcast that,
When I tell you through all of this the grace of God has so been with us and has covered us and protected us — she’s been my saving grace to get through it. It’s knowing that it’s not about me, it’s about her. It is about her being okay.
Pulliam has also stated that it is possible that she will follow in her mother’s footsteps. “She’s aware that Mommy is an actress. And the other day she was like, ‘Well Mommy, can I be an actor when I grow up?’ “whatever it is that [Ella] ultimately chooses to do, I absolutely support,” the actress shared during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.