The former ‘View’ co-host, who is in the midst of a messy divorce with Lamar Sally, has reportedly been quietly dating singer and actor Johnny Gill since June. Could the ‘new edition’ in her life be her true love?
When one door closes, another one opens. At least that seems to be the case in regards to Sherri Shepherd‘s love life. The former View co-host, 47, is reportedly dating Johnny Gill, New Direction‘s sexy lead singer, 48. They’ve been keeping their alleged new relationship on the down-low, though, as Sherri is still legally married to her estranged husband, Lamar Sally.
Johnny Gill & Sherri Shepherd Dating — ‘View’ Host & New Edition Singer In Love?
A friend of Sherri’s says the couple met on June 25, when the singer performed on The View, and they’ve been quietly dating ever since, according to the Daily Mail.
“Sherri is a big New Edition fan and was excited to have them at the show. But she and Johnny really connected and exchanged personal contact information,” a source at the show revealed.
Sherri and Johnny reportedly started speaking long distance, using FaceTime on their iPhones. (It’s a modern day romance!)
Since then, Johnny has allegedly flown Sherri out to see him where New Edition’s All Six tour was playing.
“She flew out to see him in Houston, Virginia Beach and Los Angeles. She enjoyed being out on the road and enjoyed getting to know him,” according to the source.
While Sherri kept a tweet about her relationship with Johnny vague — she called him a “friend” — following a special date night in Houston, Johnny made his feelings for Sherri more apparent.
@SherriEShepherd you’re the best, I had so much fun hanging with you, love love love you!!!
— Johnny Gill (@RealJohnnyGill) July 13, 2014
Wow! Johnny is already throwing down the L word. If they’re really in love, we’re so happy for Sherri. She deserves to find love again.
Johnny Gill Supported Sherri Shepherd As She Exited ‘The View’
Johnny reportedly flew into New York City to be with Sherri when she taped her last episode of The View on July 31.
“Johnny stayed off camera because they want to keep the fact that they’re dating low key. But he was there to celebrate her farewell from the show and she was happy he was with her,” the source explained.
While this certainly seems promising, Sherri is allegedly telling friends that she wants to take things slow.
“She enjoys having a man who can actually take care of her. He picks up the check at dinner and takes care of her flights. He’s financially secure and that’s very appealing to her,” the source added.
Sherri Shepherd’s Divorce From Lamar Sally
Sherri and Lamar, who separated in May, are still in the midst of a bitter divorce battle. Lamar reportedly wants their prenuptial agreement overturned in an effort to get more money.
Furthermore, the two are also fighting to work out a settlement for the child that Sherri arranged for Lamar to have via a surrogate. Sherri, who has a son, Jeffrey, 9, from her first marriage, does not want to be involved in the child’s life.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do Sherri and Johnny make a cute couple? Are you happy she’s potentially found love again?
— Chris Rogers