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Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate gives birth to the baby she no longer wants

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Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 7.52.16 PMSherri Shepherd, who recently left her show, “The View,” is even deeper in the midst of a recent financial challenge with her family.  Right in the middle of her divorce, it has been reported by TMZ that Shepherd’s surrogate recently gave birth.

The child was a boy, born in Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately for the child, he has no mother.  The woman who gave birth to him was planning to give him away.  The eggs that were fertilized to create him belong to a woman he will probably never meet.  Finally, the woman who signed the contract to be his mother, Sherri Shepherd, doesn’t want him anymore.

Shepherd has stated that she has no more interest in being a mother to the child, since her husband Lamar Sally is now divorcing her.  She claims that Sally set the whole thing up, convinced her to have a baby so that he could collect child support after the divorce.

The case is still pending in court, and Lamar was reportedly upset to see that Sherri didn’t buy any gifts for the baby shower.  He is, however, looking forward to being a dad.

What do you think?  Does Sherri owe anything to this child? If not, then who does?

Should there be laws in place to protect children from situations like this?  It seems strange that a person can have a child and then walk away with no financial obligation whatsoever.  Sherri’s first ex-husband took her to court, claiming that she is an unfit mother.  She argued the case successfuly, but is a mother unfit if she chooses to ignore her responsibility?

Tell us what you think.


  1. Aishe

    August 6, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Lord have mercy on them. Bless this child with a family who will give him unconditional love. May all bitterness and strife leave this situation. Thank you Lord for peace in this matter.

    • Julie Jay

      August 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you. My thoughts exactly.

  2. Melanie Roberts

    August 6, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Life happens to everyone doesn’t it? Just a few years ago, Sherri was planning her wedding and talking about Sal everyday. I wish celebrities would stop talking about their private lives. Hard to pass judgement without knowing the whole story. Praying for Sherri, the baby and that entire complex situation.

  3. Gizelle

    August 6, 2014 at 1:09 am

    If Sherri or Lamar doesn’t want the child, there are many adoptive parents that do! I understand Lamar is the biological father, THE CHILD IS HIS! If he still wants the child as he has professed, he should assume financial responsibility. My gosh! He’s an a man! He can work! Child care is available. Was he sitting at home depending on Sherri to take care of him? Shame on him. Their contract should have covered this & other possibilities .

  4. Valencia

    August 6, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Parental rights are taken (by the courts) & given up daily. That doesn’t necessarily mean the person is unfit or a bad person. It’s in the child’s best interest to find suitable, loving parents for the child. Our opinions won’t make any difference, so why are incidents in these people’ s personal lives in the media?

  5. sandra taylor

    August 6, 2014 at 1:29 am


  6. arj718

    August 6, 2014 at 2:19 am

    I feel for Sherri. She fell in love with someone who she thought loved her. She was only trying to please her husband. But this man had an ulterior motive. It is the same situation with Halle Berry. I really don’t understand why she has to pay a man child support when she has custody. All she is doing is paying for his being a sperm donor. She would have been better off going to a sperm bank. Sherri would have been better off just dating and not marrying. It is his baby biologically. Let him be a man and raise his child. I’m sure that he can make a living selling his story to the tabloids. Or maybe he can get a reality show, entitled My plans didn’t work and now I’m stuck.

  7. Drew

    August 6, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Thats why this type of thing should never be allowed, there is a reason she was not able to have a child in the 1st. Place.
    . People need to stop this mess.

  8. Jean

    August 6, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Did this dude sperm fertilized the egg, if so he is the father & need to take responsibility instead of trying to get money, smdh over this mess, it’s someone out there who wants to love a child of their own but can’t, give the baby to those type of people

  9. Sumayyah

    August 6, 2014 at 3:30 am

    It’s not her baby it’s his this child has not one piece of her DNA. I think his unemployed ass did set her up and I hope she wins in court!

  10. kimberly

    August 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Walk away Sheri!Let his raise his own damn child!

  11. trisha

    August 6, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Sherri, honor the contract! Love the child you said you would love and care for!

  12. Ms. Dez

    August 6, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Sherri has no obligation to honor anything! This seems like it was a setup from the beginning. That man had no intention of staying married to her, he was just doing this for the money! They dated quite a while before they got married so I’m sure he knew her habits, good and bad before he went through with the marriage. He has also said she is an unfit mother. If so, why would he want her to have anything to do with HIS child? The child is biologically his do HE should take his sorry ass to work and provide for it. The problem is, he never wanted to stay married to Sherri. He only wanted a baby so he could extort child support money from her. He’s a low-life greedy dog and he shouldn’t get a dime from her! She owes him nothing! He wanted a child now he’s got one. Take care of it! He tried to be slick and got stuck with something he didn’t really want.

  13. Brenda Malry

    August 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Sherri, I am in agreement with you and the many fans, He was plotting to get money from you in the very beginning, I’m not sure if there was good intentions on the marriage, I’m sure that you’re heartbroken but you will recover for the weakest link let his sorry ass DEAL WITH HIS CHILD,

  14. Rick

    August 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Unfortunately the Loser in this matter is the one person who didn’t have a say in all this mess. The child didn’t have a say and my prayers is for life time of love and peace for him. Thank god it is not how you start, but how it all ends…

  15. shonia

    August 6, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Sherri sucks and know she’s wrong…smh

  16. Toni

    August 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Lamar needs to step up to the plate and raise that child and forget about some child support.

    Sherri was used by him and although that innocent new born has no ideal, Lamar wanted a baby so now he has one. Raise the baby and leave Sherri out of it. I know people state she signed a contract but it was she did it to have a child with Lamar not for him to try to receive 18 years of child support. He needs to get a job.

    Tell Lamar to do the right thing and raise his child, because it is his sperm and leave Sherri alone. She has enough on her plate and these men including the other one she had married need to get a life.

  17. Kathleen Caldwell

    August 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I am on Team Sherri a Fighter, Never give up and a Winner All In One God Bless…

  18. Ann G.

    August 6, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Lamar did not use Sherri, she allowed herself to be used in her desperate attempt to have a husband! I feel sorry for the baby, he has not one but two dumb ass parents that don’t really want him, with Lamar it is all about the money he will obtain from Sherri and with her, it was all about trying to keep a man, who really never wanted her! All women had better start taking the time and yes, spend a little money to check out their men before saying I do and having children by them. My heart goes out to the baby not Sherri nor Lamar!

  19. Anita

    August 6, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I think Lamar did play Sherri and was looking to cash in. As for the child there are PLENTY of people who would be happy to adopt this child if Lamar turns out to be just be about Sherri’s money, but if Lamar is truly genuine in wanting this child and to actually be a father, whether Sherri is there or not he would be willing to do whatever he can to raise this child on his own. Single father raise their kids everyday on their own without mothes and kids do just fine. I guess this whole thing will be a test to see how serious Lamar Sally is about being a father.

  20. Jeana

    August 6, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I feel that Sherri should be responsible for her actions although she may have been played. We all have been played by men, but does that mean an innocent child has to pay for it. But no, I feel she should not be responsible for child support in full amount. This whole situation is very sad for the child. Since Lamar want the baby soooo bad, let him have him and also support and take care of him. Sherri should be made to pay only 1/5 or 1/4 of what the total child support amount would be coming from her since she did sign a contract. She shouldn’t walk away just free handed and she shouldn’t have to pay an arm and a leg by her being set up the way she was for her money. So I do hope the judge will be fair to the child, to Sherri and Lamar. It could not be no more fair than what I just said.

  21. Jeana

    August 6, 2014 at 10:37 am

    No woman these days should have a baby thinking her man is going to always be there; that’s a joke.

  22. Vondria Collins

    August 6, 2014 at 10:54 am

    This is a sad & pathetic situation. I am not a ‘Sherri Fan’ & don’t know either involved. However, to award Lamar support from Sherri is ridiculous! Assuming he is not disabled, he better get a job! This is almost as ridiculous as the Halle Berry award to her ex (baby daddy) SMH!! The court should intercede & award custody of the baby to loving, adoptive parents. If Lamar objects, then he should be solely responsible. I sure hope he’ll be a better father than husband.

  23. big annie

    August 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Lamar needs to man up and take care of his child. He will just be a considered single dad. So he needs to get a job and do what other single dads and moms do: live life and take care of their kid(s). And he is a real b!+©h a&& for complaining about not receiving shower gifts from Sherri. Lamar needs to go have several seats _/ _/_/.

  24. Daisy

    August 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

    It’s his child. He need to step up and be a man and support it. Sherri should have no connections with this child or this man. He was just looking for a payday. He’s a sorry a****zzz poor excuse of a man.


    August 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I understand why Sherri wants to walk away. Sal was looking for a check and the way courts deal with celebrities on this matter, Sal would never have to work another day of his life. It’s his sperm. HE should support the child with his money, not Sherri’s. If Sherri doesn’t want to have anything to do with the child, it’s the “child” who gets hurt. Or is this only about her paying child support?. How will the child feel 15 years from now when he reads she didn’t want to have anything to do with him. It will be better if Sal can find a real mother with love for his son.

  26. madoll

    August 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    my concern is with this child and I hope that the child is loved and taken care of.I believe that sherri and Lamar are responsible.Yesterday I read another story about a surrogate given birth to twins but because one was born with downs syndrome the couple only took the healthy baby so what happens to that baby?I was blessed with four beautiful children but at the age of 27 my husband died of an undiagnosed heart problem
    His family wanted to take the kids because I was a stay at home mom and they felt they could take care of them better than me.I would not give up my children for anyone because to me that what a mother’s unconditional mothers love is to me.

  27. Earline Bentley

    August 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    SHDH!!!why do adults always have to bring an innocent child into their drama? Now this child is not really wanted!!!!A pawn in their mess!!!Somebody, please get a grip!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Renetta

    August 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Because Lamar answered an ad on tv from Sherri (yes, she BEGGED for a man on The View) doesn’t entitle him to a free ride w/support pmts. I thought couples seeking surrogates had to undergo psychological counseling, etc. Someone dropped the ball probably because of celebrity status. They are the most ‘screwed-up’. Man-up Lamar! Get a job & support yourself & the child. It’s yours. Sherry, STFU SOMETIME! You talk waaaay too much. IJS

  29. naima

    August 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    At least, now that he is no longer an egg, an embryo, a fetus, the CHILD has some rights. One or the other of the three “adults” should set up an interim fund to make sure he does not land in the foster system with no other safety net, while this saga plays itself out in court – as it most surely will. Wonder if anyone bothered to NAME HIM.

  30. Trisha

    August 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    What make Sherri Shepherd different from any other mother in the United States. You have a child, you take care of it, or the child is placed with someone that want and is capable of taking care of the child mentally and physically, and she can take care of the child financially. She signed the contract so she should be made to take care of the child financially, she is more than financially able to support the child. I am pretty sure she know about contracts, she signed it so there is no excuse.
    I am a woman that longed to have children and could not, I would love to have the child, not for the money, but because the child did not ask to be conceived.

  31. lyn

    August 6, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Why is it ok for her to turn her back on this baby? I have to wonder if the situation was reversed and she wanted the baby and Lamar didn’t want it would some women be singing a different tune. A lot of women are quick to demand child support even when they know that biologically that the child isn’t the man they are claiming it to be and sometimes the courts has upheld this. If I were Lamar Sally I wouldn’t want her to be a part of the baby’s life if she didn’t want to, also I wouldn’t trust her around him.

  32. karmaeleven

    August 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Maybe the child’s birth mother is able to resolve this by taking care of her innocent child that no one seems to care about.

  33. Regina

    August 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Shari has a long history of being irresponsible. Look at her record of abortions. Abortion is not a form of birth control, but to Shari it is.

    This idiot agreed to the creation of this baby and she should grow up and woman up and take care of that baby. Whether it is biologically hers or not, she is responsible and for all you Shari fans above, you should be ashamed of your stupid a$$e$ for cutting this irresponsible immoral idiot slack for not taking care of her business.

    She is worthless.

  34. Kathy

    August 6, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Salley should raise his son as a single parent and allow Sherri to move on with her life since he no longer wants her in his.

  35. gcole

    August 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Jones Brown Lynnette : how do you know that? Were you in bed with them? I remember Sherry was the only woman to ever get married, when and how did things go so wrong. Only they know!

  36. Nita

    August 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The website annoys the hell out of me the way it tries to put a spin on every story to further your own beliefs and issues. Just report and quit it already. One minute there are these less then journalistic articles and the next incomplete articles with leading headlines and no supporting content.

  37. TT_CA

    August 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Lamar plotted this whole setting. it’s not working out! 🙂 you did not plan for fall out! you jumped ship too soon, your left with the ball!! haha better luck next time!
    Sheri is not responsible! 🙂 ypu dodge a bullet lady!

  38. Me

    August 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Sherri is a selfish! I think she absolutely should pay child support. Why should this child be faulted for her bad decisions? Perhaps if she wasn’t so desperate to get married and get to know these men better before marrying them, she wouldn’t find her self in these kids of situations.

  39. Tamara

    August 6, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I agree 100% with Regina.

    I don’t know Sherri Sheppard from a can of paint, but what she’s doing is pretty irresponsible and reckless. She has played with 2 lives to spite this man and now a baby is motherless. Why are you Sherri supporters supporting this kind of behavior?? Don’t black boys have enough strikes against them? Then to add being abandoned in a child support fight??

    I’m not saying her husband is right; I’m saying as blessed as Sherri has been financially, to ruin people’s lives over coin is trifling and childish. What a heartless act to abandon a child that way, I don’t care what the reason. If the tables were turned and Sherri was a man, you’d all be saying what a low down dirty dog he is for doing that.

    I don’t know what the best course of action is here; after all, what child wants to be a constant reminder of a bitter time? I just hope both Sherri and her soon-to-be ex put their heads together for the sake of this baby.

  40. Marilyn Thomaa

    August 7, 2014 at 12:38 am

    U wouldn’t want the baby either. You see he is all about money.

  41. trisha

    August 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

    So its ok to have a child then later say I dont want it anymore…when men does it, we call them Deadbeat but yet when Sherri does it,.its ok?! First thing the woman would do is get child suport to help raise their child but Sherri shouldnt have to? Not right……double standard!! Dont penalize the child! He has nothing to do with it! If she had said ill be a mom to him as promised but I wont give the dad child support, then I would understand that but she said she wants nothing to do with the baby at all…..shame on you Sherri!! You’re a poor excuse for a mother/human being! Do the right thing!

  42. Necie

    August 8, 2014 at 1:19 am

    When someone takes a situation and manipulates it in their favor, this is what happens~a mess. So many lives are being affected but most of all the baby. I do not feel sorry for the adults but they have created a mess that only can be fixed by God.

  43. Pastor Sarpy!

    August 9, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Life is a volitional Exercise! We live and die by the choices that we make. It’s so unfortunate that Selfishness and greed have taken priority over an innocent life! As I read the opening portion of this article; I was under the impression that it was Sherri’s egg and husband’s Sperm. I thought that perhaps Sherri had trouble keeping the baby once conceived in her womb! Whatever her egg and her husbands Sperm and another Woman’s WOMB! It’s very sad to see an innocent child be caught up by Foolishness and selfishness! We always reap the seeds that we sow ! As the old adage goes” what goes around comes around! That that a man Soweth ; that shall he reap!! Trouble don’t last always! There is light at the end of a Dark. tunnel !

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