For the first time Sherri Shepherd is opening up about her divorce from husband Lamar Sally. The divorce hit the headlines mostly because it was announced right before the couple’s surrogate is expected to give birth to their child. After the announcement there was no news as to why the couple were divorcing despite growing their family. Now Sherri is speaking out about the fallout.
The View co-host gave an interview to US Weekly at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala in New York. Speaking about how she’s dealing with the new changes in her life, Shepherd said:
“I say you can’t beat yourself up. When you know you’ve made the wrong choice in a guy… you look, you do some introspective work, and you try not to make the same mistake.” She added, “If you do, get back up, dust your feet off, and start walking and moving forward.”
This isn’t the first child for Shepherd but this is her first with her estranged husband Lamar Sally. The co-host has an eight-year-old son named Jeffrey from a previous marriage with Jeff Tarpley. Shepherd’s marriage to Lamar Sally was extremely public as the planning of her wedding as well as her marriage was frequently weaved into the discussions the ladies would partake in on The View.
She and Sally were only married for three years, and as previously reported, were expected to start a new journey together as parents when she filed for divorce on May 2, 2014. To no one’s surprise Shepherd filed for full legal and physical custody of their unborn baby, so it’s safe to say that she will be raising her second child as a single parent.
Shepherd spoke about how she’s getting through this time with the help of her friends and family. Her advice?
“Have really good friends around you, so you have a soft landing place. I have really amazing friends.”
For Sherri it’s all about keeping calm for her family, especially her baby who is coming in a few months.
“When the dust settles, you figure out what went wrong—but as long as you’re alive and you can breathe, you [can] get up and keep going. For me, my child can’t afford to see Mommy having a nervous breakdown. It’s not in the cards.”
In addition to keeping cool for her kids, Sherri seems to have an all around positive attitude despite the situation not being ideal.
“I feel as long as you can get up and look up, you have another chance and another chance to make things right. Again, going through all my craziness, I hope that my character and my integrity speaks for me, so I stand behind that.”
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