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Pregnant Keshia Knight Pulliam Picks a Baby Name, Calls Daughter Her 'Saving Grace' Amid Divorce Drama

by Jackie Willis 1:47 PM PDT, August 19, 2016
Playing Pregnant Keshia Knight Pulliam Picks a Baby Name, Calls Daughter Her 'Saving Grace' Amid Divorce Drama

Keshia Knight Pulliam now has a baby name to go along with that pregnancy glow!

The former Cosby Show star is expecting her first child, and while she's involved in a messy divorce at the moment with her husband, former NFL pro Ed Hartwell, she's not letting that get in the way of how thrilled she is to become a mother.

"I was back and forth on if I wanted to share this or not, but I decided that I would because it is so hard for me to keep it in," she shared on Friday during her podcast, Kandidly Keshia. "I'm so excited about her. Her name is Ella Grace."

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Pulliam said the name came to her in a dream. "I knew Ella was going to be my first baby girl's first name. Then in the midst of all of this is when she's earned her middle name, Grace," she explained. "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."

Hartwell filed for divorce from Pulliam late last month, just days after she announced she was pregnant, and nearly seven months after the two were married. In docs filed this past week, the 37-year-old actress accuses Hartwell of "plotting to harm" and "obstruct" her pregnancy, as well as being mentally and emotionally abusive towards her throughout their relationship.

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Hartwell emphatically denies Pulliam's abuse claims, calling them "despicable."

"There's a baby in the middle of this!" she exclaimed in an emotional interview with ET. "And regardless, if we don't want to be married, that's fine, because we agree on that. But this baby is what's important, and I feel like that's being lost."

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