Sherri Shepherd Breaks Silence About Her Second Failed Marriage


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Sherri Shepherd has been on the tip of the media’s collective tongue as it was reported that her husband, Lamar Sally, filed for divorce. The View co-host is reported to have separated from her husband and while dealing with that, was also slapped with a lawsuit from her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley. Tarpley, who has a son with Shepherd, was reported to have been suing her so he could get full custody of their son.

Talking to E! News, the comedienne and actress shared that she is choosing to learn from the whole experience. She said,

“I know that you cannot grow without pain,” she said at the 13th Annual Samsung Hope for Children Gala in New York City. “Growth is hard and growth is a struggle, and it hurts and you’ve got to go through that in order to grow or you stay the same.

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.”

The talk show co-host says she is not ready to think about a new man and that she will need some time.

“I may not be the best person to ask at this time about a guy, but check back with me in a year about that subject!”

For now the soon to be single mother says she is focusing on her son. Choosing not to mention the legal back and forth she is going through with her ex-husband, she says,

“I try to bring my son up to be a kind person…I think being kind and being able to forgive is most important. You really have to be able to forgive and you have to be kind to one another.”

It looks like even though Shepherd may be going through a tough time in her life, she is choosing to be positive about everything.



  1. For many years, men and women have been putting their family in the WHITE GOVERNMENT’S eyes to resolve their parenting problems. When two people got together there were no mediators so why wait until a child comes in the world to get strangers to assist? This is the reason why so many families are so estranged. Women are picking men that are good husbands (they think) but having children with men that are not good fathers. When you divorse or separate you both should decide what will be the care of the child. You come to an agreement and you both share time with the child. It is not right for a man to say he can do better for a male child just because he is a boy. There is no right that a woman has to keep her son away from his father either. Now if you choose to move out of the state or the country then you should both agree that this is the best thing to do for the child and you both agree what the visits would be like. It is not rocket science, it is parenthood. Now if you are greedy, slimy and looking to make a buck off of your former mate then it will definitely affect the child. Sherri picked someone she thought was going to work but sometimes we get involved with men for the wrong reasons. Some women look for father figures to fill a void in their lives because they are daddy’s girls. Some women look for men to take care of because they are nurturing and the man shows signs of emotional weakness. Then some women marry to have a great sexual experience and to help raise children. No matter what, when you become successful and you make more than your man there will be some insecurity if the man is a weak man. If you are a bit$h without money and you treat the man nice but get money and fame and treat your man different because you feel you DON’T NEED A MAN then you will suffer the consequences. This blog tends to put the business of individual stars in the public eye and people will give their opinions without knowing the full story. I pray that this family irons out their issues and all is in favor for the young boy that clearly will suffer from the publicity and the stupidity.

  2. He came highly recommended by Niecey Nash, sometimes well meaning friends mess your life up more than they’ll ever realize. Good luck Sherri, keep your head up and don’t back down to any pressure. This too shall pass.

  3. I am praying for Sherri Shepherd. It is very hard to really know the person you have married. I am so sorry this relationship didn’t work out. I hope Lamar Sally comes to his senses about requesting full custody of their unborn child. He should definitely honor the pre-nup!! Jeff Tarpley — you are wrong for what you are trying to do . . . kick Sherri when you THINK she’s down. But, God has Sherri in his wondrous hands. Both you “men” are terrible!! Lawyers of Sherri Shepherd — please do your job!!

  4. Sondra Dixon on

    Sherri, sending much strength to you and thank you for handling it with class. You don’t have to be in the media and tell everyone your business just because they are asking. Much love and strength. Remember, this too shall pass.

  5. Carol Robinson on

    I feel for Sherry, but she was talking too much about her homelife on the View. She should learn from Whoopi, who learned from experience to keep her private life private.

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