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Keshia Knight Pulliam of 'Cosby Show' Fame Celebrates Mom's Birthday with Sweet Pics of Her & Daughter Ella

Claudine Varela
Mar 06, 2020
03:20 A.M.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam celebrated her mother, Denise Pulliam's birthday by sharing photos of their family celebration. One of them was of Denise with her daughter Ella who reminded fans of Keshia when she was Rudy on "The Cosby Show."


Keshia Knight Pulliam is a standout mother to her daughter Ella that’s because she has an amazing mom who taught her how to be one. The actress recently celebrated her mother’s birthday and declared her the “World’s BEST.”

It seems the Pulliams got together to celebrate as Keshia shared a group photo of Denise surrounded by her family.

Keshia Knight Pulliam gracing a Christmas event for Lifetime Network. | Photo: Getty Images

Keshia Knight Pulliam gracing a Christmas event for Lifetime Network. | Photo: Getty Images



Keshia shared several photos to commemorate her mother, Denise Pulliam’s special day. One was of Denise with her three-year-old daughter sitting behind a table with a birthday cake.

It seems the Pulliams got together to celebrate as Keshia shared a group photo of Denise surrounded by her family. The “House of Payne” star was right in the middle dressed in an animal print top. She stood next to the birthday celebrant who wore a red sweater.


A third pic Keshia shared captured Denise in a beautiful candid moment outdoors. The image featured Keshia’s mom dressed in a long floral dress and a ribboned hat. She lifts a portion of her dress as she smiles while looking away from the camera.

“Happy Birthday to the World’s BEST Mom and Gaga!!!!!” Keshia captioned the pic. “I know I’m bias, but my mom really is the most amazing mom in the world. WE LOVE YOU @24kmom !!!”



Fans of Keyshia were quick to notice Keyshia’s resemblance to her mother. But many were amazed at how much Ella looked like Keshia during her days portraying Rudy in the “Cosby Show.”

“Your baby girl is looking more and more like you when you were a little girl,” a fan wrote while another added, “Lil Rudy.”



Keshia had Ella through her short-lived marriage to Ed Hartwell. The pair’s six-month marriage ended in divorce after Ed accused Keshia of cheating on him. He even doubted Ella’s paternity.

Keshia would later learn that it was Ed who had cheated on her with a woman, Tonya Carroll, who he had been seeing even before he and Keshia got married. She also proved Ella was indeed Ed’s daughter and that she never cheated on him. Ed married Tonya in 2019.


Keshia gave birth to Ella in 2017 when she and Ed had already parted ways. The couple tied the knot in January 2016 and parted ways by July that same year.

A custody battle ensued following their divorce with Ed filing for joint custody of Ella. However, the judge sided with Keshia and retained her full custody in 2019.



Keshia now lives happily with her daughter who often graces her social media. She's currently dating “For Better or Worse” actor Brad James. Keshia made their relationship Instagram-official in October when they attended the opening of Tyler Perry Studios together.

The couple had known each other for years since they had both been working on projects for Tyler Perry. However, it was only in 2019 when their professional relationship turned romantic. On Valentine's Day, Keshia shared a sweet selfie of the two of them looking in love. She noted how much they were starting to look alike.

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