Sherri Shepherd, 48, went through a nasty divorce and custody battle after splitting up from her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, in May 2014. Following those events, the American comedienne opened up to Closer magazine about how she isn’t ready to get back into the dating game yet.
While hosting the Children of Promise fundraiser in New York earlier this month, she said, “Never rule out love.” But the mother of two also went on to add that she is currently taking time off from relationships to heal.
The former Less Than Perfect star elaborated on her reason for abstaining from love, joking that her purse was not big enough for a prenup and confidentiality agreement. “I cannot carry all of that in my bag,” she added, poking fun at her divorce drama.
Shepherd was married to Sally, 43, from 2011 to 2014. They agreed to have a child via surrogacy and a boy, Lamar Jr., was born three months after the couple split. The former celebrity couple got into an unpleasant custody battle, as Shepherd admitted that she didn’t really want the child. But she was named the legal mother of her surrogate son by a Pennsylvania judge, despite sharing no DNA with him.
Four months later, the TV personality shared her side of the story. She claimed that the only reason she had agreed to the baby was because she was afraid that Sally would leave her. On the other hand, her ex-husband, who now takes care of their son, said that she merely “changed her mind.”
TMZ reported that Shepherd has to pay $4,100 every month as child support for Lamar Jr.
On a lighter note, news has emerged that the former contributor of The View is in talks of returning to the show. Shepherd was thrilled about the news. She said that it was perfect for her, as she has two new films – the drama Woodlawn and the comedy Ride Along 2—releasing in October and January respectively.
Shepherd also remarked that being on the show as a fill-in for host Whoopi Goldberg if she “gets the sniffles” would be amazing. Additionally, the star has been keeping busy with her new TV show called Holy & Hungry, which is set to premiere on the Cooking Channel this weekend.
Caldwell, K., “‘I’m taking time to heal’: Sherri Shepherd shares she isn’t looking for love right now as it’s revealed she may return to The View,” Daily Mail web site, August 21, 2015; http://goo.gl/wd3HCf.