It’s a boy for Sherri Shepherd and estranged-husband Lamar Sally. Their surrogate gave birth to the baby on Tuesday in Pennsylvania.
Shepherd, 47, and Sally, 43, stunned fans when they broke up in May after almost three years of marriage. The split began a messy legal battle that coincided with her first husband Jeff Tarpley’s petition for custody of their 9-year-old son, Jeffery, which Shepherd won in July.
According to Los Angeles Superior Court documents, Sally asked for full legal and physical custody of their unborn son as well as spousal support and for Shepherd to pay his attorney fees. Sally also asked that the couple’s prenup be invalidated based on fraud.
Shepherd claims Sally defrauded her when she signed the surrogate documents and believes his intent all along was to divorce her and then go for child support, according to TMZ.
In April, Shepherd opened up to Parade about having a child through surrogacy.
“The fertility process is a difficult journey, but I’ve got a great mate who’s really passionate. It’s exciting and scary, but we’re ready. Jeffrey will love being a big brother—until the baby poops!” she said.
The comedienne will be making her Broadway debut as the evil stepmother in Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella beginning September 9th, alongside Keke Palmer who will be the first black actress to play Cinderella on Broadway. Shepherd’s final episode of The View will air this Friday.