Former Cosby star Keshia Knight Pulliam welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Ella Grace. The 37-year-old former child star shared her baby news on her Instagram page on Monday, Jan. 23.
"Ella Grace has arrived!" she wrote under a picture of her daughter's feet in white baby booties.
The newborn's father is Keshia's ex-husband and former NFL player Ed Hartwell, who filed for divorce in July, just days after she announced her pregnancy. He bitterly demanded a paternity test to prove he was the father.
In November, Keshia wrote on Instagram.com:
"I am so eternally grateful for my little Ella. I would not trade any of what I have gone thru for her. She is my greatest accomplishment & joy. She has inspired my smile even thru the tears. I am so proud she has chosen me to be her mommy."
Keshia and Ed tied the knot in 2016, just months after they began dating. Keshia reportedly met Ed through his ex-wife and her former friend Lisa Wu Hartwell. Keshia reportedly dated Hartwell while he was engaged to another woman.
Hartwell cited irreconcilable differences for the split, and demanded the paternity test as he was not convinced the unborn child was his. However, he missed the deadline for the test and Pulliam filed legal papers indicating she had submitted her DNA.