In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pulliam adamantly denied reports that she and Hartwell had been fighting in the weeks leading up to the split.
“It’s funny how people try to spin things. I’m not going to allow someone to rewrite the truth,” she said. “There’s feelings. There’s a baby in the middle of this. If we don’t want to be married, that’s fine. We agree on that. Neither one of us wants to be married.”
In response to the divorce, she’s requested sole temporary possession of their Atlanta home, separate distribution of any earnings before the marriage, equal division of the assets and earnings earned during the marriage, and that Hartwell pay her lawyer’s fees.
Pulliam also said she hasn’t spoken to Hartwell since finding out about the divorce.
“There’s nothing to say. I’m not about dragging people through the mud in the media,” she said. “One day he will have to answer to her and explain to her.”
But it seems as though Hartwell isn’t beneath dragging people. He did a Skype interview the New York Post explaining his side of the story.
“She wanted a baby really fast, and what I was trying to explain to her was that — from my beliefs, from seeing other successful people — that when you first get married, especially since we didn’t have a long courtship, that we should actually focus on each other and not just have a baby. That’s something she really did want to do,” Hartwell said.
He also went on to say that he was still in love with his ex of 4 years, who lost a baby at the end of their relationship.
“I said, ‘I think we probably messed up. I think we moved too fast,’” he told us, “‘Our lives and wants are headed two different directions.’”
“[Knight Pulliam] wasn’t mad that I still cared about her,” Hartwell, who played for the Baltimore Ravens, said. “All she was a mad about was, ‘You don’t want to have a baby, but you’re mad about her baby. You can’t talk to her 13-year-old daughter. And there was a big fall-out.”
“What I learned about her is that if she wants something, she wants it now and she’s going to go get it. That’s one of the reasons we actually stopped having sex,” he said.
Hartwell moved out of the house, but returned home to support her when she told him she was pregnant.
“As time kept going past and the days went past, some things just weren’t adding up. So for me it’s not me saying she’s a bad person,” he said. “She wants what she wants, I want what I want: she wants a baby, I want to find love and happiness. But at the end of the day, I think if things don’t add up, I think it’s fair for me, if things don’t add up, to want a test.”
This is going to be a mess.