Sherri Shepherd’s baby drama continues to pour in. The talk show host is now being accused of sticking the surrogate mother with baby Lamar ‘LJ’ Sally’s medical bills.
It has been about five months since Sherri Shepherd‘s nasty divorce with ex-husband Lamar Sally, but the drama isn’t going away. The surrogate mother that the pair used is lashing out and it’s not pretty. Jessica Bartholomew is accusing The View alum of abandoning the baby and leaving her to pay his medical expenses.
“I will never help another mother have a baby,” Jessica angry stated to Daily Mail Online. “Sherri put me and my family through so much emotionally and almost ruined me financially so I will never trust anyone to go through that again.”
Sherri and Lamar pursued surrogacy using his sperm and an egg donor. But before the baby was even born, the former couple were going through a divorce. Sadly, the baby was a huge issue, and a nasty legal battle unfolded in regards to who the financial responsibility of the child would be. Sherri wanted no part of it and wanted out. Now, the surrogate mother is telling her side.
She went on to say, “I wanted to help her because she couldn’t have a child of her own and it was supposed to be a beautiful thing. But it turned out to be a nightmare.” Jessica felt she wasn’t told the full story. “If I had known this was Sherri’s attempt to save her marriage,’ says Jessica, ‘there is no way I would have agreed to this surrogacy. Since when has a baby saved a marriage? Never.”
Sadly, the issue got worse. Little “LJ” who recently just turned one, is being raised by one parent– his father. That means he had to manage the medical bills alone, but when he couldn’t afford it — Jessica was forced to pay child support. “Lamar needed to get healthcare for the baby so he went through government assistance and they automatically go after the other parent to collect support and since I was the birth mother and Sherri was denying any responsibility they came after me.”
She added, “I couldn’t believe it. Sherri knew I was a waitress and a single mother but she didn’t care, she just walked away and let them demand support from me when she was the one who wanted this child. I was helping her and this is how she repaid me. I will never, ever go through this again.”
Sherri Reveals She Was Scared To Speak Up
Sherri recently opened up about the entire messy relationship with her ex and told People,”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. There are consequences to everything, but I was scared to say, ‘That’s not going to work for me. I don’t want that.'”
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