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Sherri Shepherd was served divorce papers at the Essence Music Festival

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If you’re thinking that Sherri Shepherd’s leaving “The View” is the biggest news in her life this year, then you mustn’t have been an avid fan of hers.

For instance, her first ex-husband is suing her for a reconsideration of their custody agreement. Her estranged, soon to be ex-husband is suing her for divorce plus the custody of their as of yet unborn child – by a surrogate mother, no less.

Then, at a very distant third, comes the news that she will be leaving “The View” on August 7th. The reason: she was told a few months ago that her contract would not be renewed.

If you’re still thinking that that is all, then you’re in for a little surprise, the coup de grace: Shepherd was served her papers at the Essence Festival.

After co-hosting the Tom Joyner Morning Show in New York last week, Shepherd said, “It’s been crazy. I got served right before I went on stage. I had the summons and complaint in my jokes. I was getting mixed up. I didn’t know who had served me. I get them mixed up. One’s attorney is on ’Inside Edition’, the other is on ’Access Hollywood’. What’s going on? Lord, you got a big blessing for me.”

It is humor, she says, that has helped her cope with the landslide that has been coming her way.

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81 Comments

  1. Read and think!

    July 14, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I agree there is a place for everything. Miss Sheri be strong for you and your children .

  2. Angelia

    July 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    She only has one child.

    • Larry Hall

      July 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      She is soon to have another by a surrogate!

      • The Who's Who

        July 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

        She stated she doesn’t want the baby due any day now because she’s getting a divorce from her husband..

        So tell me how selfish is that? However, its not her egg being used in this process, her female system is so badly damaged from drugs/alcohol abuse and the many abortions she’s had.. so the surrogate baby is from her husband seed only.

        • Ge

          July 20, 2014 at 1:29 am

          Consider the circumstances and put yourself in her shoes and ask yourself the same question … ! smh @ the whos who

  3. Regina

    July 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Sherri, take care of your business and forget the church. Just for the h-e-l-l of it, take custody of that baby and make the soon to be “EX” not only pay for child support but your legal bills as well. If possible, deny him the right to file bankruptcy.

    • Larry Hall

      July 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      I agree! She just put too much churchiness into everything she had to say. Start your own mega church, or something, but quit preaching to us all the time!

      • Lone Voice in the Wilderness

        July 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

        There’s nothing wrong with her wearing her faith on her sleeve. If it got her this far, it will sustain her through her trials.

      • Ge

        July 20, 2014 at 1:31 am

        how about you just stop listening rather than complaining all the time, real simple solution @ Hall

    • Marie

      July 15, 2014 at 1:03 am

      @Regina, who are you to tell somebody to forget the church? Just because you did, please don’t cause nobody to go to H-E-L-L just because you don’t believe.

      There were times I enjoyed Sherri on the show, but I don’t understand some people, she wanted to get married so dearly and now she wants out. People, if you don’t want to commit, please stay single before messing up other people lives.

      Truly commit your life to God first, this will teach you how to truly commit in a marriage relationship.

    • The Who's Who

      July 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      aah, he ain’t working that why she’s denying the baby and he has a right to full custody given what she has stated publicly; becuz its his seed and not her egg and she can’t take total custody of the baby unless she proves that she can take total care and provide when he can’t..

      ..so he can ask for alimony from her and she can’t stop him from filing bankruptcy; what state you live in?.. she was always the bread winner in the marriage which is to her advantage if she knows how to play it right and I think there’s prenup..

      ..anyway you slice it.. she’s not walking without paying him if he wants the money..

      I’m certain outside of the hood rat comments about church; there’s more variables involved when you make as much loot that she has and you’re married? if they got married in cali, there wouldn’t be any variables to consider everything is split 50/50 as California divorce law.. no matter who’s working or not..or whom is the bread winner..anyway I hope theu settle impeccable and not take HOOD rat approach and revenge, kids’s future is at stake..and BTW her first husband is taking her back to court over their son as well..claiming she an unfit mother of sort(constantly travelling with and without their son) and he wants to revisit their court custody judgement..

  4. Marie Cobbs

    July 14, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Some of the comments made here baffles me. I don’t know Sherrie personally and I wonder if anyone who comment about her does. We know her because we have seen her on the View and other shows but yet one can say that she got too big for herself. How do you know that. It sounds like jealousy or envy to. She has one child and is having another by a surrogate, which means she and her current husband are responsible for the child when it is born.

  5. kimberly

    July 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I would disappear….let him raise his own damn child…bye…ghost out…

  6. Jean

    July 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Whatever the circumstances, Sherri is caught between a rock and a hard place, seems to me both men are leaning towards how they can get “paid,” sad isnt it? Both men can say it’s for the “good” of the child cause shes a “bad” parent, well it seems as if she didnt become a “bad” parent until each man decided she was not the one to be married to. I personally think “greed” is playing a role in this messy issue, especially when one says they want her to pay child support for the child, the other saying their filing bankruptcy, which is clearly stating, one does not plan on making monetary means to further support himself, so the thing to do is file bankruptcy & sue Sherri, is this logical? Maybe, but only to him. Both men both entered into a marital relationship seems to me for the wrong reason, the love of money instead of love for an individual. Does it seems as if both men just conjured up personal reasons to divorce & did Sherri marry just because she is one who needs a man in her life not fully evaluating the purpose of a man & woman building a firm foundation to build a relationship leading up to marriage, who knows, anyways all involved need to realized putting one down is not a recipe to dissolve one’s role as a husband/ wife/parent in order to gain notoriety or monetary gain.

    • Marie

      July 15, 2014 at 1:06 am

      Just like the men complaining about women being gold diggers I see they’re doing the same.

  7. H. Laverne Hardin

    July 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Sherri has some other characteristics that caused all of this evil. I love watching the view, Barbara, Whoopi, and even the Republican, loved Joy. That was a great group. I never really felt Sherri. First she appears to be a “House N” not a real person. She wanted to BE. If she signed a contract for the unborn child she is obligated to keep that child. The thought of her breach a contract is enough for me to understand that there is another side to her. There is very little substance.

  8. Linda

    July 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Amen Jean , well spoken.

  9. rosemary davis

    July 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    A lot of people avoid being served whether it’s divorce papers or other legal documents so I guess the person had to serve her when and where ever possible, and his/her best chance was at the Essence Festival where they knew she wouldn’t be suspecting of being handed divorce papers, those papers in her mind at the time could have been pertaining to something going on at the festival, so she readily accepted them not knowing what they were, so I guess Lamar Sally mean business.When we sin we can be forgiven if we have a contrite spirit however we are not shield from the consequences of sin,David was a perfect example he impregnated another man’s wife Bath-Sheba, and then plotted to killed her husband Uriah, and he succeeded later he begged for forgiveness and was forgiven by the most high, however he paid dearly for what he had done (his own son’s life) which brings me to Sherri who boasted publicly about the many abortions she had, and seeminly had no regret and over night her life was turned up side down more down than up.It shows what we do in life have a tendancy to catch up with us sooner or later.

  10. Toni

    July 14, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Sherri is not Bank of America or Chase. They (The new ex- husband and the other ex-husband) both need to find themselves a job and quit trying to live off someone else using some Attorney that is only in for it for him or herself.

    I hope that best for Sherri and hope she comes out of this mess so she can live her life and quit being judged by all these people that have no ideal who she is or what she is about.

    Also, The View encourages the ladies to be opinionated. Has anyone ever seen Elisabeth Hasselbeck…that woman could not keep her mouth shut for the love of GOD. I would watch the show and could not believe how she would go on and on and on…Sherri was quiet compared to her.

    Sherri, if you see this message I would like to tell you to please hang in there because things will look brighter for you in the end.

  11. MsNina25

    July 14, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Excuse me but for anyone keeping up with wats current then you would know just a fews days ago, Sherri made the public announcement that she wants nothing to do with the baby she planned to have via surrogate. She went public in saying “they aren’t my eggs”. They used her husband & another woman’s eggs so she’s asking a judge to review so she can disattach altogether & have no parental rights or responsibility. I don’t blame her! Anyone judging her….simply shouldn’t be! She said she realizes her husband was in it for the money AND child support & sherri wants no parts. Can’t hate on her for that. You ppl should at least get all the facts before making such hard judgements. Kids are involved. I say its better for that unborn child. Why should he/she be born into such hate. Let that man take that baby and go on with his life. He’s already made a killing & sherri will have to pay him regardless. Its called bowing out gracefully. Something neither man knows anything about. YES I’m #teamsherri

    • The Who's Who

      July 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Doesn’t matter how Sherri or any of us feel about if she should take the baby or not,(if I were she? I would as moral principal).. so here’s the REALITY less emotions.. if Sherri & husband signed an contractual agreement with the surrogate?.. The court will adjudicate over the contract as binding or not.. all depends on what the contract states as binding in a court of law.

  12. Shimmy

    July 14, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    #teamSherriAll TheWay

  13. Wil May

    July 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    The Church will be looking for a large donation from her. She can stay home, read the Bible and get salvation and save money as well.

  14. CJ

    July 14, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Who cares!

  15. Harrison Starks

    July 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    WILD Lady’s! You said to Take Church out of her life! That’s just liking GOD of your Life! You see what happens when we took prayer in God and our schools.
    NOW!! They are shooting up the schools. Her live and your life would be en masse without God, churches. Ladies you’re only here because some pray for you and you can go no farther in what someone has already shows you so get Smart keep your mouth closed. If it happen to you ladies you are welling to pray an ask fore help you would be looking to find a church or Churchs friends are you’ll be praying that God every day every night Asking him for Help anywhere U can fine it! In you know this is true. Go to church my sister and keep playing girl will see you through this.

  16. Aub

    July 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Oh my ……..you all are full of shit especially the dudes anytime a woman can go and put a man on child support for a kid that isn’t his. If these guys as some of you say showed their true colors after the divorce then so did she. She had no issue with the arrangement when they were together and now after the break up the kid isn’t hers even after she signed papers? Yeah ok you dudes are Simps and I hope that the next dude who some of you women meet takes the time to get to know you so homeboy can learn how full of shit you are.

    • The Who's Who

      July 15, 2014 at 11:37 am

      ..@AUB..exactly, but you know how females and MOMMAS boys9never had a man around to show them how to THINK like a man and not a woman) ban together no matter even in the wrong.. Sherri is Not innocent in all of this even if you support her. She created this MESS with now TWO estranged husbands..

      • Ge

        July 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

        and both are broke, and trying to cash in on her !

  17. Devon

    July 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Wearin what faith on her sleeve the beitch said on the view she had like nine or ten abortions. She said she she doesnt want the surrogate baby and shes not gonna take custody. She need to worry about that autistic kid she didnt spend much time with becuz she was too busy workin and clingin to a nigga that just wanted her for her money.

  18. Amazing Grace

    July 15, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Hey could it be these guy’s are just greedy so and so’s? Everyone is blaming her, yet she appears to be the only one in this relationship(s) that’s working and making large money. Bad choice in men yes, but is she really a bad person? Neither man thought so in the beginning. The only thing I hate is, it appears these men are trying to take food away from her son Jeffrey. She needs to raise up on them like a “Mama Grizzly”, and quash them both!

  19. trish

    July 15, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Both men sound like losers.

  20. Nikki from The Bronx ....

    July 15, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I’m team Sherri and I hate the fact that she won’t be returning to The View. I enjoyed seeing two (2) African American women on a national network show (even though at times I found it hard to listen to her loud rants, LOL). I think Sherri’s choice if that’s her choice is to walk away since it appears that he’s trying to get alimony and child support from her. This would be the second time that monetary gains from her has happened again. I would hope that her prenup was an iron-clad agreement and that he would get what he came into the marriage with. Her first husband, Jeff Tarpley received alimony payments from her. Lesson learned Sherri and I hope for your sake that you would have some recourse.

  21. Me

    July 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Perhaps if Sherri wasn’t so desperate to get married, she wouldn’t find herself in these situations. Even Ray Charles could see that there was no connection in their relationship. She needs to date these men longer to find out more about them, and what their intentions are.

  22. ericaf

    July 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Maybe the real reason for the divorce and being adamant about not wanting anything to do with the baby is the egg donor. If you find out that your husband’s ex, who he insisted be in your wedding is the egg donor, would you want the baby or be willing to support it? Sherri is not a fool. In her desire to be married she made the mistake of rushing. She would have found out he was still dipping with the ex and she would have called it quits before all this mess came about. She will rise above once they get into a courthouse and clear the air. She makes over $1 million a year hustling jobs and he made $9000 in unemployment and she’s a bad mother who spends no time with her child? If he was out there hustling she wouldn’t have had to be away from home so much. To be considered a bad mother. Next time she’ll get a man with a better work history and not another loser.

  23. Delta

    July 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Poor Sherri! She confessed God to millions of people on the view, now life is giving her a chance to prove her faith.It happens all the time. You’re on Sherri!

    In future, take a lesson from Percy Sledge and his Mama, ‘Take time to know him’. Pretending is hard work, lazy people con only keep it up for so long. Also, if he looks like a frog like the two exes do. Run!!

  24. Maple Howard

    July 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    SHERRI PLEASE KNOW THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL HE WILL LIFT YOUR HEAVY LOAD.

    MAPLE

  25. Patricia

    July 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Sheri,

    Don’t get caught up in the oakie doke. You know from whom your strength lies. Stay focused and go on with your purpose driven life. God will take care of the rest, in his time.

    Your Sister,
    Patricia

  26. Miss Ann

    July 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Sherri this is so sad, what a cowardly and adolescent move, what grown ass man who claimed to love you try to embrass you in this manner, there is nothing that I could say that would be nice right now. We as women are taught to look at men as protectors and support us in every way, but we find out on a daily basis that our “men” let us down every chance they get…but what they don’t know is how strong we are, we bare children, take care of the household when we are sick and still make sure that their needs are met whether it’s good or not (-:
    Keep your head up lady GOD wont put much more on you than you can bare.

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