Though Celebrity Big Brother cuts off its houseguests from the outside world, Keshia Knight Pulliam can vouch that real-life problems can still get in the way of the game.

The former Cosby Show star was chosen for eviction over Omarosa Manigault Newman, whom she had an alliance with, in a unanimous vote on Monday night after tearfully asking her fellow houseguests to send her home. Pulliam explained to them that her breast milk was depleting while inside the house, and that it’s vital in order to provide for her 1-year old daughter, Ella Grace.

Now reunited with her daughter, Pulliam gave a behind-the-scenes look at her eviction to PEOPLE and chatted about her unlikely friendship with Manigault Newman during the show.

PEOPLE: When was the moment you realized, “This is it, I need to go home?”

Pulliam: Well, honestly, it just happened that evening and it had been a steady thing. My breast milk supply had kind of continuously . And I just got to the point where I was like, “This is it.” I’m one of those people who definitely follows my intuitions and follows signs. I had done everything in the couple of days leading up to it — I had upped my water intake, I took the tea to help with lactation. Then finally the morning of, my breast pump — I woke up at like 6:30 to pump before everyone got up — it just died. It just wouldn’t come on. I was like, “Okay God, I just have to listen at this point.” That’s when I realized that this situation wasn’t getting better, and Ella definitely needed me.

How hard was it to be away from her while you were in the house?

It was definitely a challenge. I know there are several parents in …read more



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