Sherri Shepherd Discusses Big Career Moves After “The View” Shake-Up

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Sherri-Shepherd-CoverReported by April Taylor

Yolanda Sangweni recently caught up with Sherri Shepherd during the 20th annual Essence Festival.  The two talked about what is next in Shepherd’s career.  Shepherd talks about the fact that she is exactly where God wants her to be and that she is excited to see what He has in store for her.  She indicates that it was God who let her know that her time on “The View” had come to an end.  Recent news reports indicate that Shepherd was fired along with fellow co-host Jenny McCarthy.

Shepherd goes on to talk about the doors that were opened by her appearing as a co-host on “The View.”  She mentions a movie she just finished filming with Chris Rock, a book she has just started, and the fact that she is working on contracts for two shows for which she will be the executive producer.  Shepherd also has a wig line that she has launched.  Shepherd drops a hint that she may also be appearing on a new season of the ABC show “Dancing With the Stars.”

Shepherd is currently embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with estranged husband Lamar Sally.  Whatever Shepherd’s future career plans are may play heavily into the ongoing saga as the two have a surrogate baby that is due anytime.  The baby belongs to Sally and the surrogate biologically, and Shepherd is alleging that Sally knew he was going to divorce her and the baby was simply a plot for him to rake in large sums of cash through child support payments.

Despite having a prenuptial agreement, Sally is requesting that it be thrown out so that he can potentially sue for spousal support as well.  It appears as though the issue of the surrogate baby and potential child support may be behind Shepherd’s decision to file for divorce in New Jersey, as the state’s laws do not recognize surrogacy agreements.  It will be interesting to see how the saga continues to unfold and if the divorce has any effect on Shepherd’s pending career moves.