Sherri Shepherd legal mother of baby born via surrogate


Sherri Shepherd has another son!

Despite battling it out in court with her ex-husband to free herself of any responsibility to an eight-month-old baby born via surrogate, a Pennsylvania judge handed down a ruling on Tuesday making Sherri Shepherd the child’s legal mother.

Throughout their nasty legal battle, Sherri maintained she was tricked by Lamar Sally into having a child she has no connection or responsibility to.

But, Lamar begs to differ and now that a judge has ruled in his favor, he wants a public apology.

I want her to go on television and apologize the same way that she went on there and accused me of being a gold digger and tricking her into having a baby.

According to Lamar’s attorney, Tiffany Palmer, Sherri may now be on the hook for thousands of dollars in alimony, child support, and legal fees.


“Now that Sherri’s name is on the birth certificate, it is possible she may have to reimburse the state of California for the health insurance and WIC benefits, to cover the cost of formula,” Sally’s lawyer Tiffany Palmer tells PEOPLE. In addition her firm will be seeking “tens of thousands of dollars” from Shepherd in legal fees.

“The ultimate outcome is that this baby has two legal parents, and the parents are Lamar Sally and Sherri Shepherd,” adds Palmer.

“She has to be responsible for this child that she conceived and created.”

Sherri Shepherd didn’t attend the hearing because she was spending time with her son, Jeffrey, who celebrated his 10th birthday today.


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In a special birthday message to her son, Sherri wrote:

This was one of the best birthdays Jeffrey and I have celebrated together – I got a great Birthday gift in this little one & I don’t think he did too bad himself getting me. Happy Birthday my beautiful 10 year old. I love you ~ Mommy

Happy Birthday, Jeffrey.

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