Sherri Shepherd is getting candid about her divorce and subsequent drama over the baby she welcomed via surrogate with her ex-husband, Lamar Sally.
"My situation was a sense of, I didn't state what I needed and what I wanted and what I didn't want for being scared of somebody leaving the relationship," the 48-year-old actress told People of her situation.
Sherri and Lamar in September 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"There are consequences to everything, but I was scared to say, 'That's not going to work for me. I don't want that,'" she added during her Aug. 12 interview.
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Sherri and her second husband, Lamar, 44, separated after nearly three years of marriage in May 2014. Before their split, the couple planned to have a child via surrogate — using Lamar's sperm and another woman's egg — until the TV star had a change of heart just a few months into the surrogate's pregnancy. In April, a judge ruled Sherri is the legal mother of the now one-year-old baby boy, who is being raised by Lamar.
Sherri and her son, Jeffrey, in July 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I am appealing the ruling that happened and he gets his settlement every month. He's happy. There nothing I can do. It's out of my hands. You move on and I have a son. I have to take care of him so everything is good," the former The View cohost said, referring to her 10-year-old son, Jeffrey, from her first marriage to Jeff Tarpley.
During a previous interview with Closer Weekly, Sherri confessed maintaining a positive attitude has helped her get through this tough time. "Sometimes things don’t work out and you find out the person you’re with is a completely different person. But I’m working through it. I refuse to let anything hold me down," she said.
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