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Keshia Knight Pulliam has just become a mother for the first time. The Cosby Show actress turned heartthrob went on IG and announced that she had given birth to a healthy baby girl who she named Ella Grace.

In case you didn’t know the newborn is partially to blame for the nasty divorce that Keshia Knight and her soon to be ex-husband, Ed Hartwell, are going through right now.

Pulliam credits the situation for helping to inspire the child’s name.

“In the midst of all of this was when she earned her middle name, Grace. When I tell you through all of this the grace of God has so been with us and has covered us and protected us, and she’s been my saving grace to get through it — just knowing that it’s not about me.”

“I had a dream and she came to me … and referred to herself as Ella and not Elle. Then I went to … a civil rights exhibit and one of the women who was at the forefront of the civil rights movement, who a lot of people don’t know about, her name was Ella.”

Congratulations to the new mother.

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Ella Grace has arrived!!! 📸: @mrpulliam

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