Sherri Shepherd - Quick Facts
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After being together for 2 years, Shepherd filed for divorce against her second husband Lamar Sally and separated. But before separating, the couple hired a surrogate mother to have a baby. As revealed by the sources, Sherri's eggs were not functioning.
The child named L.J. which is referred as a second child of Sherri Shepherd was born using her second spouse Sally’s sperm and donor egg. So, it is confirmed that she doesn’t have the genetic connection to her second kid.
Sherri and Sally got separated before the baby was born. So Sherri denied having any links with the unborn child. However, Pennsylvania court of appeals has made the decision that Shepherd’s name will still remain on her second kid L.J.’s birth certificate.
Besides that, the court also gave order that she must pay a certain amount of money as child support to Lamar Sally for L.J.’s upbringing. Presently, the child is raised by Lamar Sally.
At the very moment, she is having a blissful moment with her elder son Jeffrey. She seems very close to him. Sherri is much often seen sharing pictures with him on Instagram.
It is not yet disclosed why Sherri Shepherd wanted a divorce with Lamar Sally but her attempt of turning away from the responsibilities of the baby became unsuccessful as the court declared her to be the legal mother of the child. Sherri Shepard would be paying some sort of amount to Sally for her surrogate kid's upbringing.
Sherri Shepherd, an American actress and the owner of wig line LUXHAIR, is considered as a mother of two children though she is not the biological mother of the second child named L.J. as he was born through a surrogate process. The court declared Sherri to be the legal mother of the child during the time she was fighting for divorce with her then husband Sally. Sherri's first child Jeffrey was born through her first marriage with Jeff Tarpley.
Sherri Shepherd agreed to have surrogate baby with Lamar Sally because she feared losing him
As reported, Sherri met Lamar at a party called Meet the Browns and began dating in 2010. It is also reported that she divorced her first husband Jeff Tarpley the same year.
After dating for a year, Sherri and Sally married on 13 August 2011. According to Sally, after the marriage, she was too desperate to have a child but since there arose an issue, the couple mutually decided to have a baby through a surrogate mother.
Just recently a month back in August while talking to PEOPLE, Sherri revealed that despite having marital issues with hubby Sally, she agreed to have a surrogate baby. Around then, she had a fear in mind that Lamar would break up with her if she would not have agreed with the decision.
She also has an 11 years old son named Jeffrey Tarpley from her 1st married life with Jeff Tarpley.