Sherri Shepherd’s ex-husband, Jeff Tarpley, is lashing out at the expecting mom, claiming that she is a ‘terrible’ mother to their 9-year-old son, Jeffrey. What is going on?
Sherri Shepherd, 47, is in the middle of a nasty divorce from her current husband, Lamar Sally. The couple are already battling for custody of their unborn baby, and now, Sherri’s ex-husband Jeff Tarpley has decided to slam The View co-host for her “neglectful” parenting skills.
Sherri Shepherd Is A ‘Terrible’ Mother, Says Ex-Husband Jeff Tarpley
Yikes. Sherri and Lamar’s divorce proceedings are just getting worse and worse! Especially now that her first ex-husband Jeff is getting involved.
In April 2014, Sherri’s first husband Jeff filed for an emergency custody adjustment in regards to their son, Jeffrey, 9.
The request claims that Sherri’s “non-stop” work schedule has made her a neglectful mother — and now their son is suffering because of it.
Jeff claims that his son can not tie his shoes, is falling behind in school, has low self-esteem, and is often left with unfit nannies, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Sherri’s ex-husband demanded full custody of his son in the emergency request, demanding the little boy immediately move from her home in New Jersey to live with his father in California. Jeff filed the request before Sherri’s current husband, Lamar, filed his separation request.
After Sherri filed a response claiming that Jeff was an “absentee” father who deserved “no part” in their son’s life, a judge ruled in her favor and denied Jeff’s request. However, the judge did set a hearing for July 2014 so the two parents can settle their custody battle once and for all.
Sherri’s Son Jeffrey Suffers From Developmental Delays
Something that doesn’t seem to be mentioned in Jeff’s claims is the fact that his son is a special needs child with developmental delays.
The father complained that his son wears velcro sneakers because he does not know how to tie his shoes, something that could easily be attributed to the fact that his son has a learning deficiency as opposed to a neglectful mother.
In 2007, Sherri opened up to People about her difficult pregnancy with Jeffrey, who was originally one of two twins. Sadly, she lost one of the babies at just 11 weeks pregnant. Jeffrey was born at 25 weeks weighing just 1lb 10oz.
When Jeffrey was born, he had bleeding in his brain and a hole in his intestines and another in an artery near his heart.
“My son was fighting for his life,” she told the magazine. “I remember saying, ‘I will never laugh again.'”
Hearing Sherri talk about watching her son fight for his life is just heartbreaking.
We sincerely hope that Sherri, Jeff, and Lamar are able to put their differences aside and focus on what is best for their children.
— Lauren Cox