Sherri Shepherd has turned her ugly divorce from Lamar Sally into a learning experience for her son, Jeffrey, 9. Sources tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that she wants her son to learn how to be a man, unlike her estranged husband.
Sherri Shepherd Protecting Her Son Over Divorce
Now that the world knows about Sherri and Lamar’s nasty divorce, The View co-host has one thing in mind: protecting her son.
Sherri’s son is from her previous marriage to Jeff Tarpley, which went sour after he allegedly cheated on her when their little boy was just nine months old. Now, Sherri just wants to make sure another nasty divorce will not affect her son in a negative way.
“She’s trying to protect her little boy, Jeffrey. That’s her world now and to whom she owes everything,” a source close to Sherri revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She
wants to protect him from all the scrutiny that’s coming along with having a having a public break-up.”
Since news of the divorce broke, Sherri has remained mum on the topic, and has not even mentioned it on her daily talk show.
Sherri & Lamar Expecting A Son Through Surrogate
After getting married in August 2011, Sherri and Lamar decided to have a child together through surrogate.
Their first child is due on July 28, and when Lamar filed for divorce he demanded full physical and legal custody of their unborn baby.
While Sherri refuses to talk about their nasty divorce and custody battle, Lamar has spoken up about his excitement over becoming a dad very soon.
“I’m happy to be a father.” the dad-to-be told People in a very, very brief statement.
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— Lauren Cox, with reporting by Eric Ray Mitchell