Keshia K. Pulliam shares photo of little daughter in colorful dress, choosing book for bedtime

Jun 29, 2018
03:34 P.M.
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The actress, who is best known for her role on The Cosby Show when she was still just a child, is now a proud mother who regularly shares updates on her little girl. 


Keshia Knight Pulliam, known for her childhood role as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, recently melted hearts as she shared a beautiful photo of her adorable little girl getting ready to read on her bedtime.

Pulliam just won custody of the baby girl a few months ago following a bitter custody battle with the girl's father and her ex-husband, Ed Hartwell, and she couldn’t be happier about it.

The actress wants to keep her fans up to date on her daughter's growth and progress through life, but still wants to afford the little girl some privacy, and so chooses more often than not to hide her identity in Instagram photos. 


The mom knows what is like to be put in the spotlight at a young age, so she’s making sure not to share Ella’s face on social media for the time being.


In fact, the only picture of the girl’s face that she has posted so far was on Mother’s Day, and is a throwback pic of newborn baby Ella. 

In a more recent photo that melted fans’ hearts, baby Ella is riding her toy rocking horse while picking a book off her shelf to be read to her for bed time.

In the image, Ella is wearing a sweet little strappy white dress with pastel colored patches on it all the way around. As usual, her head is turned away from the camera. 


“Ella’s book choice for bedtime... “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont. #KampKizzyLifetimeMember #MommyAndEllaGrace #MomLife,” Pulliam captioned the sweet shot. 

The little girl is growing up fast, and her parents, Pulliam and Hartwell, were involved in a bitter divorce and custody battle for most of 2017 after the actress filed their divorce papers just seven months after they tied the knot. 


Hartwell walked out on Pulliam when she was in the fourth month of her pregnancy, alleging that she had cheated on him and the child she was carrying was not his.

But when Ella was born and a DNA test was performed, it proved that Hartwell is, in fact, Ella's father, he suddenly took an interest in her life and decided he wanted custody of her.

What ensued was a custody battle that earned the former couple a number of scathing headlines and plenty of criticism from fans. 


The former athlete didn’t wait for the divorce proceedings to be over to move on with his love life, and he got another woman, his former fiancé Tonya Carroll, pregnant.

Despite the divorce and custody proceedings underway at the time, Carroll was happy to show off her baby bump on social media. 

In May, Pulliam and Hartwell finally put an end to their legal battle. She was granted full custody of their daughter, and he was ordered to pay $3,007 dollars a month in child support with visitation rights.

They also reached an agreement about Ella’s last name, since they both wanted her to bear only their last name.