EXCLUSIVE: Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Ex Ed Hartwell Shut Down By Judge In Custody Battle

EXCLUSIVE: Keshia Knight Pulliam’s Ex Ed Hartwell Shut Down By Judge In Custody Battle

theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports that Ed Hartwell’s fight for custody over his and actress Keshia Knight Pulliam’s daughter has ended with his request for an appeal being denied.

According to court documents obtained by theJasmineBRANDthe Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia denied Ed Hartwell’s application for a discretionary appeal earlier this month.

Earlier this year, Ed Hartwell reportedly appealed a ruling that gave the Cosby Show star primary custody of their two-year-old daughter Ella Grace Hartwell, along with child support. He also appealed a previous court order which denied him a new trial.

Keshia Knight Pulliam, daughter Ella Grace

The judge’s decision came despite Hartwell’s claims that Keshia Knight Pulliam took their child out of the state when he was supposed to be visiting with her. He said for one of those trips, Pulliam went to back Bill Cosby during his trial as he was accused of sexual assault.

Hartwell also accused Pulliam of keeping their daughter from him when she filmed “Celebrity Big Brother” in 2018. Interestingly enough, Pulliam begged to be evicted from the show as she was concerned her child didn’t have enough breast milk.

Despite his claims, it looks like he was unable to convince the court to grant him an appeal.

In 2018, we reported that Pulliam wanted Hartwell to pay her nearly $100,000 in lawyer fees amid their legal back and forth over their divorce.

She wrote, according to legal documents,

“As of the last billing cycle in her counsel’s office, Ms. Pulliam incurred ninety-four thousand, three hundred, twenty-three and 04/100 dollars ($94,323.40) in attorney fees and expenses of litigation through March 28, 2018…Mr. Hartwell should be ordered to pay all of Ms. Pulliam’s attorney fees and expenses of litigation incurred in this case…”

Keshia Knight-Pulliam, Ed Hartwell on their wedding day

Hartwell and Pulliam married on Jan, 1, 2016, a day after getting engaged. They had been dating for a few weeks. Hartwell later filed for divorce six months after their wedding, and Ella Grace Hartwell was born in January 2017.

What do you think about Ed Hartwell’s appeal being denied? Tell us in the comments!

Authored by: Char Patterson