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Sherri Shepherd’s last attempt to prove that she doesn’t owe her her estranged husband Lamar Sally child support has proven unsuccessful.
According toTMZ, a judge dismissed her claim that Sally defrauded her into having a surrogate carry a baby for them. Shepherd was trying to assert that Sally only did so so he could secure a child support check once it was clear that the couple were divorcing.
The appeals court agreed with the lower court’s decision that Shepherd was compliant with the surrogacy plan and even paid for much of the process.
In the couple’s original settlement, Shepherd agreed to pay Sally $4,100 a month for the infant until she could appeal. Those payments are now permanent until the child turns 13. At that time, the amount will be increased to $4,600.
With Kim Kardashian contemplating surrogacy we took a quick look at fifteen celebrities who have used surrogates and are quite happy that they did. We salute them and their ability to make their family happen by any means possible!
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15 Celebrities Who Have Used Surrogates
Back in 2012, The View host, Sherri Shepherd, expressed that she and her hubby Lamar Sally were looking to expand their family. Due to the fertility issues that she has experienced in the past, she revealed that she would be venturing away from traditional methods, and seeking to have a child using a surrogate.
“I’m trying to have another baby you know, I’m still trying . . . still looking for a uterus,” the 43-year-old television personality told Rachel Ray.
“I’ll give you a free weave and a Hyundai for a year,” she joked.
“I don’t know how we’re going to have this baby because I’m in my forties and I can’t even remember my first son’s name. But I’m going to have another baby because I’m feeling good,” she continued.
It appears that the search is over. During an interview this morning with The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Sherri revealed that they finally found a surrogate and that they are seeking to have the baby as soon as possible.
“We found a drama-free uterus,” she told Tom.
“We found a girl that didn’t have any drama in her life. We’re putting in our egg and Sal’s sp*erm and we’ll let you know how it progresses,” she continued.
In addition to the new baby, Sherri is also looking forward to the official launch of her wig line, a new role in a new Chris Rock movie and promoting her new book, Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes.
Click here to listen to audio from Sherri’s interview. Would you ever consider using a surrogate?
Even the most well-known and liked celebrities in Hollywood have faced challenges like the rest of us. For some celebs it’s drug or alcohol addictions, for others it’s medical problems like fertility issues. However, troubles conceiving weren’t enough to stop these now celebrity parents from expanding their families. Here are 14 celebrities who used a surrogate to carry their baby for them.
Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance
For years Angela Bassett and her husband struggled to get pregnant and even after undergoing infertility treatment for seven years, the couple was still unable to conceive. But this didn’t stop them from starting a family of their own. In 2006, the proud parents welcomed fraternal twins named Slater and Bronwyn.