A surrogate woman at the centre of actress and U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd's divorce from husband Lamar Sally has given birth to a baby boy. Sally filed for legal separation from the Precious star in May (14) after three years of marriage, and asked a judge to grant him full legal and physical custody of the unborn child they had been expecting together through a surrogate.
Shepherd fired back by lodging her own divorce papers in a New Jersey court, citing irreconcilable differences, and she has since disavowed maternity, claiming Sally defrauded her when they signed the surrogate paperwork by planning to split from her all along and demand child support.
Their son was born in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (05Aug14). Sally was the only one present for the birth, reports TMZ.com.
The news emerged hours after Shepherd, a departing co-host of U.S. talk show The View, announced she is due to make her Broadway debut this September (14) as the evil stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella.
Shepherd, 47, is already mother to her nine-year-old son Jeffrey, from her first marriage to Jeff Tarpley. She recently won a custody challenge from her ex after a judge dismissed his claims that she was too busy to look after their child properly.
U.S. TV personality Sherri Shepherd will maintain physical custody of her nine-year-old son after winning a court battle on Monday (21Jul14). Since April (14), the former The View co-host had been locked in a legal tussle with her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley, who sought full custody of their son Jeffrey by claiming Shepherd was too busy to look after him properly.
On Monday, a judge at Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against Tarpley's request, adding that "there has not been a material change in circumstances," to warrant altering custody arrangements, according to documents obtained by People.com.
Shepherd celebrated on Twitter.com, writing, "God is good! Victory!!! The prayers of the righteous availeth (sic) much!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers! #tearfulmama (sic)."
However, her legal troubles are not over. Her battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally over their unborn baby, which is being carried by a surrogate, is still unresolved. Shepherd filed for divorce from Sally in May (14).
Newly-single U.S. TV star Sherri Shepherd has two legal battles on her hands - her first husband is fighting for custody of their nine-year-old son amid the breakdown of her second marriage.
The View co-host hit headlines earlier this month (May14) after she filed for divorce from her husband Lamar Sally to end their union of three years. Sally had previously filed for legal separation and is seeking full legal and physical custody of the unborn baby the couple is expecting through a surrogate mother in July (14).
It has now emerged that Shepherd is also locked in a custody battle with her previous husband Jeff Tarpley, with whom she has a son called Jeffrey. Tarpley filed an emergency request in April (14) seeking full custody of the little boy over claims Shepherd is too busy with her career to focus on motherhood.
The star hit back, accusing Tarpley of neglect. A judge denied his request, but has set a custody hearing for July (14), according to TMZ.com. Shepherd divorced Tarpley in 2009 and she went on to marry Sally in 2011.
"Use a slim picture. Not the fat one from six months ago... I'm on the divorce diet." Sherri Shepherd's estranged husband Lamar Sally is losing weight while losing his wife after The View co-host filed for divorce.
Actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd has reportedly moved forward with divorce proceedings, just days after her estranged husband filed for legal separation. On 2 May (14), Lamar Sally, The View co-host's husband of three years, filed documents seeking full legal and physical custody of the unborn baby the couple is expecting through a surrogate mother in July (14), according to TMZ.com.
Now Shepherd has fired back and filed for divorce in New Jersey, citing irreconcilable differences. She reportedly does not mention their expected baby in the papers.
Shepherd and Sally wed in Chicago in 2011. This is her second marriage - she was previously married to Jeff Tarpley, with whom she has a nine-year-old son, Jeffrey.
Actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd's marriage is on the rocks, according to U.S. reports. The Precious star and The View co-host is said to be going through a separation from her husband of three years, Lamar Sally, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Shepherd is yet to comment on the report. The 47 year old married Sally in August, 2011.
Actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd has begun the process of having a child via surrogacy. The Precious star struggled with fertility issues conceiving her eight-year-old son Jeffrey with her ex, comedian Jeff Tarpley, and she has been exploring her other options to have a baby with her second husband, Lamar Sally - and Shepherd admits they've already found a suitable carrier.
During a recent appearance on U.S. radio's The Tom Joyner Morning Show, the 46 year old revealed, "We found a girl that didn't have any drama in her life. We're putting in our egg and Sal's sperm and we'll let you know how it progresses."
Jessica Alba revealed on her Facebook page that she had a baby girl on Saturday. Alba wrote, "Cash and I are so excited to announce the birth of our daughter Haven Garner Warren. She was born on Saturday, weighed 7 lbs, and was 19 inches long. Healthy and happy! Big sister Honor couldn't be more excited about the new addition to our family." - HuffPo
Brooke Burke and David Charvet ended their five year engagement with a wedding in St. Barts on Friday. They are already parents to son Shaya, 3, and daughter Rain, 4 1/2. Burke also has two children from her previous marriage to Garth Fisher. - People
The View's Sherri Shepherd also got married this weekend. She and Lamar Sally tied the knot in her hometown of Chicago. Elisabeth Hasslebeck and Niecy Nash and Community's Yvette Nicole Brown were her bridesmaids. - People
Joy Behar ALSO got married on Thursday night. All we really know is that she and her partner of 29 years, Steve Janowitz, finally succumbed to all our pressure. A spokeswoman for HLN said, "She was married in New York City [on Thursday] in a private ceremony. She will discuss it on Sept. 6th on The View when the show returns for the 15th season." Congratulations to the former "spousal equivalents." - People
The Precious star and co-host of U.S. talk show The View walked down the aisle at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (13Aug11).
She was joined on her big day by her The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actress Niecy Nash, who introduced Shepherd to her new husband.
She was previously married to funnyman Jeff Tarpley. They are parents to five-year-old son Jeffrey.