One week after Sherri Shepherd’s husband, Lamar Sally, filed for legal separation after three years of marriage, The View co-host finds herself in the middle of not one but two heated custody battles.
The first is with estranged husband Lamar, who revealed the couple are expecting a baby via surrogate in July. Although the TV writer is seeking full custody of the unborn child, the pair’s prenup indicates Sherri gets custody of any children they have together, according to TMZ.
When filing divorce papers last week, Lamar requested that the prenup, which also states he will receive a mere $60,000 if the marriage lasts between two and five years, be declared invalid based upon fraud.
In the second battle, the 47-year-old is up against ex-husband, Jeff Tarpley, who is now seeking full custody of the couple’s only child, Jeffrey Jr.
According to TMZ, Jeff filed an emergency request to modify the pair’s original agreement, citing neglect by the TV personality.
The comedian reportedly claims his 8-year-old son, who has special needs, can barely write or tie his own shoes. He blames his ex-wife’s busy work schedule and a parade of “unskilled nannies” who look after their child.
Sherri has filed papers in response, according to the website, that label Jeff as an absentee father who should not be apart of his son’s life. The father’s request was denied by a judge last month, but a hearing is set for July to reevaluate the situation.
The couple divorced after nine years of marriage following Sherri’s discovery that Jeff was having an affair.
The author has yet to comment publicly on either case and appears to explain why with this tweet:
“Silence can’t be misquoted“ @IsaacCarree
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) May 14, 2014