Things in the divorce between Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally continue to get worse by the minute. Back in May, when I first reported on their divorce, Sherri’s camp seemed to indicate that Sal was not working and had not worked for the entire marriage and Sherri was on him to get a damn job. At that time I found it odd that Sal was the one who had left their NJ home and gone back to L.A. to file for divorce. He also filed for custody of an unborn child we found out about that the couple was having through a surrogate.
Then a week later, it hit the Internet that her first husband, Jeffery Tarpley, had gone to court asking for an emergency modification of his custody agreement regarding his son, before Sal had filed his case. The judge did not grant an emergency hearing but instead set one to happen sometime this month. Tarpley said that Sherri was working too much, and leaving Jeffery with unqualified nannies and it was affecting his developmental skills. Also, it was interfering with his ability to see his son.
Now TMZ is reporting even more shocking allegations from all sides. You may need a drink for this. As you recall, Sherri had a difficult pregnancy with Jeffery and he was born premature which caused him to have some congenital issues regarding his development. So, “they” decided to use a surrogate. But, TMZ’s sources say that Sal’s sperm was used by Sherri’s egg was not. Sherri is claiming fraud now. She says that Sal fraudulently forced her into signing the agreement with the full intention of taking the baby and asking for huge child support payments. She claims it was never his attention to raise the baby with her, but to use the baby for a meal ticket more or less. Sherri wants a judge to rule that based on fraud she has no parental rights. She wants nothing to do with the surrogate baby or Sal. Let him get a job and raise the baby.
Sal of course denies all of that. However, it is very odd that Sal decided to file for separation in California where they are all very 50/50 with everything including embryos. As well as liberal with the child support. But Sal and Sherri have never lived together in that state! I can’t imagine California having the authority for this divorce. It takes six months of California residency for Sal to be able to formally file for divorce there. Meanwhile, Sherri filed in NJ where they couple lived. NJ is much more likely to grant her request to be found to have no parental rights than California. According to TMZ NJ “does not recognize surrogacy agreements” whatever that means. Surrogacy agreements are legal and binding contracts. So I am not sure what TMZ means by that. I do agree that it’s best for Sherri for the divorce to happen in NJ.
There two exes suing for custody at the same time is more enough heartache for Sherri. But when it rains it pours, because just a week or so ago Sherri (and Jenny McCarthy who just relocated to NYC with her son) were both told they would not be back on The View next season leaving only Whoopi Goldberg with a seat at the table. At least, that is what we assumed. So you think Sherri may have quit so she can claim no income during the divorce? Would that be wise?
All I know for sure is that this is a big ole mess and an unborn baby is getting tossed about like a football already. The baby is due within the next couple of weeks so Sherri needs to get a ruling ASAP.