“If it doesn’t make me money, I don’t do it.”
Wu-Hartwell’s mother is of Afro-Caribbean descent and her father is Chinese American. Hartwell was married to R&B singer Keith Sweat from 1992 to 2002 and the judge presiding over the case found that “there is evidence that father has been violent towards mother” and the relationship was an “extremely tumultuous”. During her time on Real Housewives of Atlanta, she was married to NFL player Edgerton “Ed” Hartwell.
Lisa claimed to have several businesses such as a real estate firm called Hartwell and Associates, a jewelry line called Wu Girls, a T-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women’s clothing line called Closet Freaks, and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby. Hartwell left the show after 2 seasons, due to her not wanting to deal with drama. Hartwell did not participate as a cast member in season three, but made several cameo appearances.
Just over two years later, Bank of America paid $1.9 million for the house at a foreclosure sale at the Forsyth County, GA courthouse, after the Hartwells defaulted on their adjustable-rate mortgage. As of October 7, 2011, Lisa and Ed Hartwell are divorced.