The drama is escalating in the Keisha Knight-Pulliam/Ed Hartwell drama, and I bet Ed Hartwell is just loving all the new attention.

He spoke exclusively to Page Six about his decision to file for divorce from Keisha Knight Pulliam and ask for a paternity test. He also spoke on admitting to Keisha that a woman from his past was still on his mind.

After dating just four months the couple married in January.  And like the case is so often with such impetuous decisions the romance fizzled soon after with Ed saying that they stopped having sex. He claims Keisha then started wearing less and going out more while pressuring him to still have a baby even after both admitted the love was gone.

Ed is just eating up all this attention isn’t he?

On why he wants a paternity test…

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

On trying to get out of the marriage back in February…a month after marriage….

“I think we probably messed up. I think we moved too fast. Our lives and wants are headed two different directions.’”

Ed then rambles on about discovering he still had feelings for an ex after that ex suffered a miscarriage. Apparently Keisha felt “played” because he felt more attachment to the woman’s miscarried baby than wanting a baby with her. {It was probably his baby girl}

Nonetheless Ed said that Keisha wanted a baby by any means. Adoption. Invitro. Whatever. Ed wasn’t feeling that so he says they stopped having sex and that he moved out.  He said around this time Keisha announced her pregnancy and he moved back home to be supportive.

On his motivations for wanting a DNA test..

“As time kept going past and the days went past, some things just weren’t adding up. So for me it’s not me saying she’s a bad person,” he said. “She wants what she wants, I want what I want: she wants a baby, I want to find love and happiness. But at the end of the day, I think if things don’t add up, I think it’s fair for me, if things don’t add up, to want a test.”

“I can’t say she’s been unfaithful. I can say she’s stayed out, she’s not came home, she’s went out-of-town … for three days, I don’t know what’s going on. I can say that,” he said. “I can’t say she was unfaithful. I can say she wanted to get in vitro, I can say she wanted to do some things to make sure she got pregnant. I just want to make sure it is mine.”

Look. Ed Hartwell is doing what the relationship gurus on social media do very well. Says a bunch of bullshyt that sounds logical to other aint-shyt people looking for rationalizations for the things they do to people. 

It’s easy to sound mature after rehearsing your story, but the fact is you married in January. By February you were already telling her you still had feelings for an ex. I can empathize with the whole “I just wanna make sure” excuse, but you did it in a manner that insinuated she was cheating when the truth is she just really wanted a baby.

Perhaps if you both had handled things a little more maturely and talked about what it was you both wanted from life BEFORE getting married you wouldn’t be picking up all your dirty laundry out of these digital streets. And you are BOTH old enough to have stopped for a moment and decided what it was you wanted before you started having meat to meat sex.

What I’m getting from Ed is that he is still very immature. Like many in the hashtag age he likes the “idea” of love and the photo-ops, but he lacks the ability to follow through with that commitment after the flashes stop flashing and whatever party is going on that weekend is over. Atlanta has become like Black High School for the kids who either feel they never got the chance to be kids or are trapped in that state.

Keisha is not blameless in this, but she’s not the bad guy. She fell, she got married, and she wanted a baby. I’m sure she was honest about that from the beginning and Ed was stringing her along trying to use her for fame and comfort without getting in too deep.

Men and women should beware of people who run hot and cold like Ed and their “traditional” views of relationships which usually haven’t matured passed juvenile crushes. One week they’re sweeping you off your feet, and the next they’re trying to convince the world they’re level headed, grounded, and tried doing the right thing by you. {Even though they were still in love with someone else when they asked you to marry them.}

This is why boys need strong role models

You’re getting a little old for these love games Ed. Keisha just sounds like she was in a mature mindset ready to start a family. Little did she know you were just trying to get your followers up.

However this is spinned, it’s a tacky way to bring a child into the world. And they better not be trolling us for Love and Hip Hop Atlanta either. 

 

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Vitamin Q (VQ) is a writer, blogger personality, and a social commentator. He irreverently analyzes how social issues affect individuals in modern society by using sarcasm, humor, and intellect, creating his own unique blend of Southern SHADE, purely for the purpose of helping like minds cope. “I say it so you don’t have to!”
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