It’s a girl!
“Cosby Show” actress Keshia Knight Pulliam has given birth to her first daughter, Ella Grace. The new mom made the announcement late Monday night in an Instagram post, showing off a pair of tiny feet in fuzzy white socks.
Pulliam had shared a video documenting her baby shower in November.
Alongside the Instagram post showing her ultrasound, Pulliam wrote: “This has been the single most challenging year of my life ... Thru it all this little face has kept me going & helped me tap into strength I didn’t even know I possess. I am so eternally grateful for my little Ella.”
Pulliam had a rollercoaster of a year in 2016, getting engaged to former NFL star Ed Hartwell in January and marrying him a few weeks later. In July, she announced that the couple were expecting a baby girl. However, just a few days later, it was revealed that Hartwell filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Hartwell had asked for a paternity test in the divorce. The former athlete told Us Weekly, “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.”
Despite the turbulence, Pulliam remained positive through her pregnancy. Congratulations to mom and daughter!