Five Things You Didn’t Know about Ed Hartwell

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Does the name Ed Hartwell mean anything to you? Honestly, I didn’t know who he was either, until he began making headlines this week for a few things. For one, he’s in the middle of a divorce from his famous wife even though they’ve only been married a few months. Six or seven months, tops, and these two are getting divorced. He’s married to – but does not want to be – Keshia Knight Pulliam. She is a famous actress from the long ago Cosby Show. The couple wed when they’d only been dating a few months, and they seemed very happy about it at first. Well, it turns out that he’s asking her to take a paternity test, she’s refusing, and then she claimed he cheated on her. He said she cheated on him and he’s not sure their baby is his. What a mess. Either way, though, now his name is out there more than ever and it makes us want to learn a bit more about Ed Hartwell.

He’s an NFL player

It turns out that Ed Hartwell is famous. He was drafted into the NFL in 2001 and has played for teams such as the Falcons, the Bengals, the Raiders and even a team called the Las Vegas Locomotives. It seems that his professional career might be over, but he did play ball for a Vegas team for a season in 2010.

He was born in Vegas

Not too many people get to claim they were born in what many consider the most exciting city in the world, but Ed Hartwell does. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, and we have a feeling that made for some seriously awesome childhood memories.

This is not his first divorce

When he was just a bit younger, Ed Hartwell eloped with a Real Housewife from Atlanta. It was New Year’s Even 2005, and they had a formal wedding a few months later. They welcomed a little boy a little over a year later. She’s already famous for being married to Keith Sweat. Her name is Lisa Wu.

He loves a New Year Wedding

When Ed Hartwell married his first wife, it was on the last day of the year. When he married his second wife, and soon-to-be ex, it was on the first day of the New Year. I guess that’s one way to remember that you have an anniversary coming up – and a great way not to have to plan anything special since both days are holidays.

He’s a reality television star

When he was married to his first wife, their life was featured on the RHOA. They owned several businesses at the time, including a real estate business and even a jewelry line and a clothing line. Ed Hartwell apparently did not do too well in the business world, because he had a home foreclosed on shortly after that, and the and his first ex-wife decided then that it was about time to call their marriage quits.

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