Tonya Carroll, who is in a relationship with former NFL player Ed Hartwell, took to Instagram to reveal her pregnancy. Fans are not pleased about it.
According to I Love Old School Music, Hartwell was married to actress Keshia Knight Pulliam from 2016 to April 2018, and given the fact that Carroll revealed she is pregnant with a child of Harwell shortly after the previous married couple finalized their divorce, people are blaming her.
One of the first photos Carroll uploaded about her pregnancy was shared in April, when Knight and Harwell’s divorce had just finished.
It showed her wearing a black outfit while gently touching her belly bump. In the caption, she thanked God for a ‘little sunshine.’
As soon as she uploaded that photo, many followers took to the comment section to share mostly negative comments. One of them was Instagram user @mzs.prettybrown_banks, who pointed out that Carroll was thanking God for having a baby with a married man.
Another user, @antoineward628, confessed that Carroll was thanking God for committing adultery. They finished their comment by saying that misery loves company.
People’s comments were so harsh that Hartwell’s cousin, Audra McLemore, chimed in on the comment section to defend Carroll. One of the things she said was that Carroll should not respond or explain ‘what’s already understood.’
McLemore pointed out that all she had to do was being stress-free so she could bring the baby as healthy as possible. Finally, McLemore confessed that she loved Carroll and urged her to keep making Hartwell happy.
Knight and Hartwell’s relationship was a disaster pretty much since it began. One of the breaking points in it was when Knight welcomed to the world the couple’s only daughter, Ella.
The relationship between Hartwell and Knight was so bad that he was not present at the birth mostly because neither Knight nor any member of her family informed him she was going into labor.
At the moment, Hartwell and Carroll are enjoying their relationship and cannot wait to welcome to the world their baby.