Former NFL baller Ed Hartwell had been looking for an exit strategy from his shotgun marriage to former “Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam because their inability to see eye-to-eye on who would run the household, a “source” told PEOPLE.
“The couple is just not able to agree or see eye-to-eye on anything,” the source says. “Hartwell is very old-fashioned in marital beliefs and how couples should make decisions together, and it seems Keshia is more interested in remaining a successful independent business woman than baking cookies and being a submissive wife.”
The source adds, “This is probably just a case of a child star used to going through life baking her cake, having her cake and eating her cake too.”
It makes you wonder why this was not broached during their four-month courtship. Moreover, Ed wasn’t too enthused about Keshia revealing her pregnancy to the world so soon considering the fragile state of their relationship.
“It’s just that he had told her he wanted to wait before having a baby and things got really bad between them and then she pops up pregnant,” says the source.
“He even told her he didn’t want to release the bump picture so soon, but she did it anyway,” adds the insider.
The source also says that Hartwell, who has a son from a previous relationship, “just wants to make sure that just because they were married he still covers his bases and gets everything checked out.”
“The pregnancy came during a very dark spot in their relationship,” explains the source.