*Keshia Knight Pulliam says she is drawing strength from the impending arrival of Ella Grace, her baby with ex Ed Hartwell.
Following a year filled with personal turmoil — including a nasty split from Hartwell — the former “Cosby Show” star shared her Thanksgiving message to the unborn child on Instagram.
Calling this the “single most challenging year of my life,” she wrote, “Thru it all this little face has kept me going & helped me tap into strength I didn’t even know I possess.”
“I am so eternally grateful for my little Ella,” she wrote. “I would not trade any of what I have gone thru for her … She has inspired my smile even thru the tears.”
This has been this single most challenging year of my life. However, I wake up this Thanksgiving more grateful & in awe of God’s power than ever. Thru it all this little face has kept me going & helped me tap into strength I didn’t even know I possess. I am so eternally grateful for my little Ella. I would not trade any of what I have gone thru for her. She is my greatest accomplishment & joy. She has inspired my smile even thru the tears. I am so proud she has chosen me to be her mommy… #Grateful #ThereIsAlwaysARainbowAfterTheStorm #IfICanDoItSoCanYou
Pulliam, 37, was blindsided when Hartwell filed for divorce in July, just six months after they exchanged marriage vows. Hartwell, 38, has claimed the actress has used their separation to drive media attention and that he doesn’t owe her any money.
Pulliam is due in January.