She's a realtor, a fashion designer, a TV star, and a mom of three. But success has gone hand in hand with heartbreak for The Real Housewives of Atlanta beauty Lisa Wu Hartwell. Star has uncovered never-before-seen details of her incredibly nasty 2003 divorce from R&B star Keith Sweat, in which the warring couple hurled back-and-forth charges of infidelity, violence, fraud and theft. At its conclusion, the judge awarded Keith sole legal and physical custody of their sons, Jordan, now 14, and Justin, 11.
Now, in an exclusive interview, Lisa tells Star how she's going back to court to get custody of her boys — and hopefully, put them on her smash Bravo series.
“I've already been seeing them four or five times a week, but now the time has come when I want to have them with me full-time,” Lisa, 38, tells Star. “I immediately filed for an appeal after the verdict, but I was never given a court date in five years. I've been afraid of the judicial system, but I'm finally taking the bull by the horns and trying to get my boys back again!”
To that end, Lisa has an October hearing scheduled at Fulton County (Georgia) Superior Court. And if she's successful, the next step will be having Jordan and Justin appear on RHOA. Their father — whom Lisa married in 1991 — has so far refused to sign a waiver allowing them to appear, she tells Star.
“If Keith has a hang-up about our sons being on TV, I would be fine with that. But Real Housewives is supposed to be a reality series, and the reality is that all the fans watching believe I only have one child,” says Lisa, who appears on the series with her husband, Ed Hartwell, and their 2-year-old son, EJ. “Jordan and Justin understand what the show involves, and they'd love to do it. I adore all three of my sons — and I believe they all have a rightful place on the show.”
Why does Wu want her kids to be on the show so bad. Reality shows aren't 100% real! Seems like someone is trying to get more views.