The great thing about joining a community is the fact that you get to take part in exclusive opportunities. These opportunities often allow you to meet and talk with people you admire, watch on television, or read about in the news. Last night was no exception as I, along with other great women, chatted with Ed Hartwell from the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
For those of you who do not watch the show, or have never heard of the Real Housewives series (under a rock are we?), you'll have to sit this one out. Trying to describe the premise or level of drama in this series would present trauma to my readers. I'll spare you the details and let you do your own research. In other words, GOOGLE IT.
Ed Hartwell is married to Lisa Wu Hartwell. They are a power couple on the show. They have an adorable, baby boy, and are working on expanding their family. Ed is also a free agent in the NFL. He is currently working on a return to the world of football while incorporating a plan to bring baby #2 into the world. On last night's episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ed set the mood to 'procreate' by cooking dinner and creating a relaxing atmosphere for both him and his wife. At one point, you almost felt dirty for watching the bath tub scene. For a moment I had to look away and think, "Whew, is anyone else hot?!"
After the episode aired, Essence.com created a chat to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. We were joined by Ed Hartwell half-way into the chat. I was able to ask Ed a few questions. Here is a peek at our chat. Keep in mind that these are not all the responses, so some of the discussion may appear disjointed (comments in bold are the from the Essence.com moderators).
I try to be the best husband EVER!
|Emil: Thanks for joining us ED.....I am taking notes from your playbook tonight...You are the MAN!!!|
|kenya n byrd: Ed we're chilling and waiting for you to drop some science on these brothers about romancing their ladies. you have a lot of fans in here|
@ed hartwell What would be your ultimate pick if you could choose any football team to play for?
@ Ed- to Keonte's question, please say the Ravens!
i would go back to the ravens
@Ed Hartwell Come on up here. I live in MD and close to Baltimore. Would love to see you here!
@ Keonte--me too! We would love to have him back!
@Erika MD in the house.
@ed hartwell Did you all watch last season and re-evaluate some of your actions? Were there things you weren't proud of? or Did you like the way the show went?
Editing can change a lot of things around, so some things get switched around
we are looking forward to twins soon
@Ed Tell us the truth...is this all REAL. Or is some of the drama created to make great television.
It's great to see a positive male on television who loves his wife, son, and is committed to family.
85 percent real. the times you see me shake my head, that real cause i can't believe what just happened
|Emil: ED and LISA you ripped the bath tub scene...BLACK LOVE!!!|
i enjoy makeing her smile. shes a blessing
@Ed Has it been fun working on making a baby? (I know the answer to that)
@ed what kind of bubbles were those. I need them for bath time. They were super bubbles.
|kenya n byrd: keonte! LOL|
those bubbles were made from love
I think Kim was telling the truth in the last scene as well.
i know first hand that Kim do be lying about a lot of stuff
The reason Greg and Ed aren't on the show that much...not enough drama. We all know that.
a man should do or say something nice to his woman daily
if you do that there will never be a dull day
This was great fun. Can't wait to do it again.
goodnight everyone. it was good talking to you. I have to go work on those twins! :)
@ed Thanks for answering our questions with honesty.
Thanks Dr. Ed, lol!
i need yall to pray for girls. At least one of them.
@ed I will pray for healthy babies with a special request for girls.
Overall, the chat was great. It was an opportunity to clear-up any misconceptions and learn more about the people of the show. Ed proved to be a truly loving husband who genuinely cares about his wife. He is adamant about conceiving twins, preferably girls.
You can view this chat, as well as other details on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, on the Essence.com site. Click here to visit. If you want to join all the fun for next week's episode, be sure to sign-up for the 11:00 PM EST chat.