After getting engaged less than a month ago on New Year’s Eve, Keshia Knight Pulliam has announced that she’s already married!
Keshia took to Instagram make the surprise announcement, using a photo of the two kissing during their nuptials and adding the caption, “The most AMAZING day of our life!!!” along with the hashtag, “#IAmOfficiallyMrsHartwell.”
The new wife also chatted about about her “dream” wedding—which was held at their Georgia home—during her podcast “Kandidly Keshia” on Friday.
“It was my dream,” she gushed. “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.”
As for the decor, she noted, “I love flowers. For me that was my biggest thing. I just want to be surrounded by flowers. That’s something I do in our household regularly. We always have fresh flowers in the house. There’s something about it. That’s so inviting, so warm, so welcoming. It’s kind of like a show of love.”
Keshia also opened up a bit about when she realized Hartwell was the one. “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.”
This is exactly why she’s not worried about the backlash on social media and the criticism for getting married too quickly. “Everyone does not live every moment of their life on social media,” she says. “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.”