'The Cosby Show' star Keisha Knight Pulliam announces engagement to actor Brad James

RACHEL GEORGE
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Keisha Knight Pulliam has found her happily ever after with her new fiancé, Brad James.

On Wednesday, the former "Cosby Show" star announced that James popped the question earlier this month, sharing a photo from the couple's engagement dinner.

"I said Yes!! I LOVE YOU @mrbradjames !!!!This is my favorite photo from our magical engagement dinner," Pulliam wrote. "My desire is a lifetime and beyond filled with love & family. My heart is so filled with joy!! So excited to continue to choose each other & our family every day. Thank you for helping us share the good news @people & thank you to everyone who made this day possible."

The just-engaged couple celebrated with Pulliam's 3-year-old daughter, Ella, from a previous marriage, and their immediate family, according to People.

PHOTO: Keisha Knight Pulliam and Brad James attend a special screening of 'The Photograph' in Atlanta, Feb. 6, 2020. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: Keisha Knight Pulliam and Brad James attend a special screening of 'The Photograph' in Atlanta, Feb. 6, 2020. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images, FILE)

Pulliam, 41, and James, 39, began dating last year after meeting on the set of the 2019 film "Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta."

"Honestly we just hit it off," Pulliam told People. "We had a lot of downtime; there was a lot going on filming that project. So there were times where we would all be sitting in the cast seats or the van just talking."

Pulliam is widely known for her role as Rudy on the classic NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show," which ran for eight seasons between 1984-1992. She went on to star in the spin-off, "A Different World," and played lead roles in Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and his 2009 film, "Madea Goes to Jail." Pulliam recently starred in Lifetime's holiday film, "The Christmas Aunt."

Brad James also starred in Perry's series "For Better or Worse" and "Meet the Browns," as well as BET's "American Soul." He was most recently seen on Netflix's "Outer Banks" and UMC's "A House Divided."

Pulliam was previously married to former NFL player and ex-"Real Housewives of Atlanta" personality Ed Hartwell.

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