American actress Keshia Pulliam Knight remains one of the most iconic stars in Hollywood. She is famous for her role as Miranda Lucas Payne in Tyler Perry's "House Of Payne" and Rudy Huxtable in "The Cosby Show."
Thirty-seven years have passed since her appearance on "The Cosby Show," and Knight is still glued to the movie industry. Besides her career, she is also successful in her personal life. She is currently engaged to Brad James and will be walking down the aisle soon.
A portrait of Keshia Knight Pulliam who acted as Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" | Photo: Getty Images
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
September 15, 2021, made it one year since Knight got engaged, and yesterday, she took to her Instagram page to commemorate the occasion.
She shared lovely pictures that captured the moment of her engagement, and from the smiles on their faces, it was a happy time for the duo.
The first slide from the four-piece slideshow saw Knight dressed in a black dress paired with black sneakers. She held on to her daughter as James went down on one knee to present the beautiful ring. The third image featured a romantic moment between the lovebirds.
Keshia Knight Pulliam & Ed Hartwell at “Finding Dory” advance screening on June 15, 2016 in Georgia | Photo: Getty Images
In the monochrome snapshot, the engagement ring could be seen on Knight's finger as she is about locking lips with her man. Her little daughter was a witness to the memorable moment. Alongside the pictures was a caption that read:
"I can't believe it's been a year…❤ #love."
Shortly after the post was shared, fans trooped to the comments section to show their excitement. Most of them expressed their joy in seeing the actress happy again, following her messy divorce from her ex-husband, Edgerton Hartwell.
KNIGHT AND JAMES' RELATIONSHIP
Knight and James first met each other in 2019 on the set of "Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta." During an interview, the former noted that she and James hit it off as soon as they met and exchanged numbers.
They began their relationship as platonic friends, and not long after, James met the actress' family. Their friendship eventually became more robust, and they became romantically involved.
The pair finally got engaged last year, and Knight made sure to share the goodness with her fans on Instagram. She posted a snapshot from her engagement dinner, and in the caption, she noted that she said "Yes."
KNIGHT AND HARTWELL'S UGLY ROMANCE
Knight and James' romance started a year after Knight's divorce from her ex-husband. Knight and Hartwell tied the knot in January 2016, and four months later, she announced that they were expecting their first child.
Shortly after her announcement, the couple made the headlines after news revealed that Hartwell had filed for a divorce. Furthermore, he had asked Knight to undergo a paternity test to determine if the child she was carrying was his.
Not long after, the actress was a guest on Entertainment Today, where she opened up about the news of the separation. Knight noted that she never cheated on Hartwell while they were married. Instead, the actress claimed that her ex-husband had been unfaithful.
She further explained that she almost left her marriage due to Hartwell's infidelity, but he pleaded and vowed to make things right. Knight said she had no desire to remain married to Hartwell and had decided to focus on her unborn child.
MEET ELLA HARTWELL
Knight welcomed her daughter, Ella, in 2017, and true to her words, she has focused on the little girl. Ella is now four years old and appears to have a flair for acting like her mother.
During a chat with Nischelle Turner, Knight said her daughter once asked if she could be an actress when she grew older. Knight noted that she supported whatever career her daughter chose, and if it is acting, she will give her proper guidance.
The actress also reassures Ella that she can be whatever she wants, even as a child. She remains her daughter's biggest fan and would always promote her.