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'House of Payne' Star Keshia K Pulliam Sticks Tongue Out at Fiancé Brad James in a Sweet Photo

Manuela Cardiga
Jan 28, 2021
10:50 P.M.
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"The Cosby Show" alum Keshia Knight Pulliam shared a sweet moment with her fiancé "For Better or Worse" actor Brad James in a cute Instagram post.


We all saw Keisha Knight Pulliam grow up from the time she was a delightful 5-year-old actress playing Rudy Huxtable in one of the most popular family sitcoms of all time, "The Cosby Show."

Now 41, the child star has successfully made the transition into a successful adult actress, and stars in Tyler Perry's "House of Payne." On a personal level, Pulliam is now engaged, and to judge by her Instagram posts, very much in love.

Keisha Knight Pulliam and Brad James at a special screening of "The Photograph" in February 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images



In a recent post on Instagram, Pulliam gave fans a glimpse into the sweet complicity between herself and her fiancé "For Better or Worse" actor Brad James, whom she met on the set of the 2019 film, "Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta."

In the snap, Pulliam is cheekily pulling her tongue at James as he gazes adoringly at her. Pulliam is wearing a pretty pale pink silk blouse, and around her neck is a delicate gold chain with a crucifix.

Being a mother has made Pulliam cautious about the people she was willing to let into her life.



Both Pulliam and James have been married before. Pulliam married NFL player Edgerton Hartwell on January 1, 2016, and he filed for divorce in July of the same year. In January 2017 Pulliam gave birth to their daughter, Ella. Pulliam said:

“I think it’s better when you’ve been married before because you’re very clear in what you don’t desire."


But of course, being a mother has made Pulliam cautious about the people she was willing to let into her life. She was sure James was a keeper when he hit it off with her baby girl, who is now four years old. She said:

"They love and adore each other. If that wasn’t the case then we wouldn’t be together because that’s definitely a priority."



Having another child is still within the realm of possibility for Pulliam. The actress hinted that growing the family is in the cards, but that she and James might adopt a child.

Little Ella has a stepbrother, Ed Jr. whom her father shares with his ex-wife "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Hollywood Divas" alum, Lisa Wu-Hartwell. Ed Jr. is 13 years old.


Fans can rest assured that "House of Payne" will be back soon with a new hilarious season. Pulliam has reassured her followers that the series is being shot with all possible care to prevent the propagation of COVID-19 among the cast and crew.