Congratulations to actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who welcomed her first child, a baby girl, this week. The former Cosby Show star announced the baby news on Instagram, revealing the baby’s name: Ella Grace.
Baby’s first pic only showed off her feet clad in fluffy socks, with the caption: “Ella Grace has arrived!!!” Ella is Spanish, meaning “young girl.”
While Keshia announced her pregnancy on Instagram in July, just days later her husband, Ed Hartwell, filed for divorce and requested a paternity test.
In November she shared an ultrasound pic with a touching message, writing: “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.”
Miranda Mendelson (she/her) has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is an owner/partner in BabyNames.com and daughter of founder Jennifer Moss.
Miranda is a long-time beauty influencer and entrepreneur, authoring her own blog and social media channels under SlashedBeauty.com.