Just weeks after Keshia Knight Pulliam announced she was marrying retired NFL player and former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Ed Hartwell, the Cosby kid announced she and her boo have already jumped the broom.

Pulliam gushed about her surprise “dream wedding” on her podcast, “Kandidly Keshia,” telling listeners, “We did it literally in our living room in our home. We come from large family. I’m one of four, Ed is one of six. We invited people. They had no clue they were coming to a wedding. They thought they were coming to a New Year’s party.”

The couple was surrounded by flowers as they exchanged their vows because as Pulliam put it, “It’s kind of like a show of love.”

While many have commented about the seemingly quick timing of the couple’s engagement and now marriage, Pulliam said she’s known Hartwell for years.

I had known Ed in passing for years. We never really connected in that way. He was married previously, I was dating someone else…He was so not on my radar. He came actually and helped with my nonprofit and that’s what opened the door. I tried my best not to like him.

She continued: I was a little more reserved, a little more quiet but still myself [with this relationship]. I allowed him to show me who he was through his actions. There were so many times he would say things verbatim what I prayed for. He would speak and his priorities and the things he valued were completely in alignment with who I am…and that’s when I knew it was real.

Ever since the couple announced their engagement, folks have been chiming in about their relationship with many wondering what happened between Pulliam and her former flame Big Tigger. But the actresses isn’t worried about all that.

“Everyone does not live every moment of their life on social media,” she explained. “I encourage people to live their lives and to enjoy every moment and to not be so caught up capturing the perfect picture that you’re not enjoying the biggest gift and that’s the present.”

We wish Keshia and Ed a long, happy marriage! 

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