How Keshia Knight Pulliam Celebrated Her Boyfriend Brad James' Birthday

Kareena Koirala
Jul 08, 2020
10:24 A.M.
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Keshia Knight Pulliam of "The Cosby Show" fame made her man Brad James feel loved on his 39th birthday with a loving tribute on Instagram. Talk about couple goals!


Keshia Knight Pulliam has a reason to celebrate today! The actress' boyfriend, Brad James turned 39 today and she made sure he felt special and loved with a heartwarming message.

In an Instagram post, Pulliam paid tribute to her man, letting him know how much he means to her. "Love you to infinity and beyond," she wrote, joking that she said it in her "best Buzz Lightyear voice."



The sweet post featured a photo of Pulliam sitting on her man's lap as they set sail on an ocean. The lovebirds stopped in for a kiss in another picture from the same post. 

The "House of Payne" star seems to be head over heels in love with James, who is a former child star known for his role in "For Better or Worse."


They were walking into a church to film a scene when Pulliam tripped and fell on his arms, but that was not how they really fell in love though. 

Pulliam looks happier ever since she started dating James. They went public with their relationship last year. According to her, she and James got to know each other during the filming of the TV movie "Pride and Prejudice."


Even though Pulliam and James' paths had crossed before, they did not really know each other before meeting on the set of the TV movie. In an Instagram live, the actress also admitted that she did not really remember meeting him at all. 


While filming "Pride and Prejudice," the duo got really close. They played siblings in the movie. Once they were walking into a church to film a scene when Pulliam tripped and fell on James' arms, but that was not how they really fell in love though. 


After spending time talking to each other, the two felt like they had a connection. So they hit it off and had a lot of down time. The rest is history. 

Years before meeting her new love, Pulliam went through a rough divorce with her ex-husband Ed Hartwell. It was a pretty tumultuous divorce with a boatload of drama that played out in the public eye. 

Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight Pulliam attend Big Hart Sports and Fitness Academy Grand Opening on January 30, 2016 in Duluth, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images

Hartwell, a former athlete, accused Pulliam of infidelity and she accused him of the same. Things were so messed up that he went as far as denying the paternity of their child. 

The divorce was finalized in 2018 and Pulliam was awarded primary custody of their daughter Ella Grace and Hartwell was ordered to pay $3,007 a month in child support back then.