Pregnant Keshia Knight Pulliam Puts Her Bump on Display Amid Divorce Drama

08/04/2016 at 03:30 PM ET

Keshia Knight Pulliam is enjoying her pregnancy instead of dwelling on her contentious divorce from husband Ed Hartwell.

In a new Instagram photo, which the Cosby Show alum posted Thursday, her baby bump was front and center while she lounged by the pool.

The 37-year-old, who is expecting a daughter, wrote, “The joy of sitting by the pool and not having to suck your stomach in!!! #MeAndMyLittleLady.”

Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight Pulliam/Instagram

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Late last month, Hartwell filed for divorce from Pulliam and requested a paternity test, even though the actress denied having an extramarital affair.

Shortly after, Hartwell, 38, told New York Post‘s Page Six that Pulliam, 37, pressured him to have a baby almost immediately after they tied the knot.

“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,” he alleged, explaining that he thought Pulliam would use any means necessary to get pregnant.

“That’s something she really did want to do.”

After all the drama, Pulliam said she was going to focus on doing what’s right for her daughter, “I’ve definitely had a trying week, to say the least, but I’m grateful, I’m here, I’m well, baby girl is well and, at the end of the day, that is all that matters.”

— Lindsay Kimble

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erica2 on

Cute…wishing Keshia the best! I hope she enjoys every moment of her pregnancy and doesn’t let Ed still one ounce of her JOY!!

Madison on

Cute pic! Good luck girl! We’ll be thinking and praying for you and your sweet baby girl.

jeans75 on

So last week she said she was doing the one interview and nothing more…now she is getting a divorce, more information is coming in from her husband, and it is all so sad and disturbing how she is putting this PRIVATE information out with more pictures of herself- but she is getting something from all the attention– a side effect of social media bringing out personalities who need attention and now can get it 24/7 vs. what they would have done before—no pictures, no social media–just acting out in front of their families, friends, etc…vs recording it all….ugh….

Anonymous on

Seems like how quickly you want children after you get married is something you discuss beforehand. And she’s pregnant so he obviously didn’t care too much about it. It takes two to make a baby. Seems like a really odd situation. Wish her a healthy pregnancy.

LQ on

Girl, don’t let him throw shade at your sunshine! Happy to see that she is trying to stay positive! I myself am pregnant, thru conceive easy. Stress is not something that goes well with pregnancy.

jeans75 on

Her, “bump?”
What a disgusting way People, to talk about a pregnant human–this isn’t a story–it was something she put out there on social media–a place she obviously is comfortable continuing to put out personal information–but this whole ‘baby bump’ thing has to stop—-IT ISN’T A BUMP–IT IS A WOMAN’S BODY SHOWING SHE IS PREGNANT—-DON’T REDUCE EVERY SITUATION TO A QUICK PHRASE OR CATCH PHRASE you think sounds ‘cute’ to you–which redefines yet another word——WORDS ALREADY HAVE MEANING—trying to constantly redefine them is sickening. A bump is something in the road your car goes over, or is something your car does when it gets to close to something–not a physical state of being or what a pregnant woman is.

You Know Who This IS on

Keshia was my nbext door neighbor for years so with that I say…
Keshia , you and your mother were horrible to me and my mother back in the day. You were a jerk in our tap dance class in 1985. You were a pain in the ass when we bumped into each other at Howard’s Homecoming in 1997. You were extra patronizing when you pitched that awful script to me in 2009. I’ve know you for over 30 years…karma is a BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue's on

She looks adorable with her cute belly.

Anonymous on

@jeans75 what is wrong with you? Nothing wrong with saying bump. Pregnant women say it all the time. A friend of mine recently had a baby. When she was about 8 months pregnant, she posted a picture of herself with her dog. The caption was “le pup and le bump”.

susan on

Of course she did. She’s 37 and doesn’t have a lot of time left to get this rolling. I’m sure this was a discussion before they got married and he’s just using this excuse as the reason not to be involved. You’re too old to be punking out, dude.

Leilani on

Who can see her stomach when her boobs are front and center. She’s probably purposely showing pictures of her pregnancy because her husband was mad in the first place when she told the media she was pregnant which he didn’t like. I wish her well and hope everything works out for her. But she should let it go and move on.

ldstep on

Oh boy…… we go. She’s going to give a TON of interviews (even though she said last week she wouldn’t) and pretend to be the poor, lil’ pregnant girl.
Hey Keshia, you are a 37 year old woman who used poor judgment and picked a loser. And everyone told you he was a loser before you got pregnant by him. You are not still RUDY — quit with the photo ops to get sympathy. Again, grown woman picks a loser — your fault. You didn’t have to get married to get pregnant. It was a stupid, desperate, thirsty move on your part.

Miss carpenter on

I’m sorry but I think she got pregnant on purpose despite on what he said how he wanted to wait. She’s now going to be a single mother and that’s all good but that’s not the way she should have done things

Koree on

There are way better classier ways to show your baby bump

heather on

This chick is really soaking up all this attention she’s getting again after decades of nothing.

michele on

Don’t really care to see her black body

phyllis kelley on

Very childish, vindictive and classless, she undermined him, his fiancé and Lisa Wu. He is guilty, but she snuck around his fiancé as the side chick, thirsty and classless

Shut Up! on

@jeans75, they’re just pictures!! She was posting pics before she was married and before news of the divorce broke. Why stop now? She is living her life and Ed isn’t going to stop her