If your ex-husbands went after you for your hard-earned coins for years, it might make even the most rational woman a bit enraged. But if you ask Sherri Shepherd, she’s “content” with keeping it cute, despite the past actions of Jeff Tarpley and Lamar Sally. She tries to be particularly positive when it comes to dealing with Jeff, because it’s what’s best for their son, Jeffrey.
“I always make sure that Jeffrey’s father is a hero in Jeffrey’s eyes, because all of the craziness has nothing to do with Jeffrey,” she said in a new interview with Wendy Williams. “Jeffrey’s dad has two other children who I love so very, very much. Our marriage didn’t make it, but these two kids, Jeffrey loves his siblings and they love him. The kids don’t have nothing to do with the ugliness and the craziness of the adults. We live in California, so they’re always together, they’re always bonding.”
But that doesn’t mean mom and dad converse.
“We don’t talk. But they’re good,” she said. And when Wendy asked if that made things awkward, the 51-year-old said, “Not really. We don’t even really look at each other. I say, ‘Here’s Jeffrey’ and I go back.”
Sherri currently pays child support to Jeff, as well as to Lamar for a child they went through a surrogate to have but that she doesn’t call her own. She felt that Lamar duped her into the process to go after her money. Despite all of that, she has no ill will toward her exes.
“I wish everybody the best. I have moved on. I’m happy,” she said. “I still have to pay child support but I have chosen to keep going. It’s rough, because, like I had to go to court the other day and both the husbands were there. Both of them were sitting there and I was just like, ‘Lord, I am really getting tested today.'”
“They go to court together, Dumber and Dumb A–,” she continued.
As it turns out, the men, who have no real reason to interact, are buddies.
“They are friends,” she said. “And I guess they both commiserate over the fact that they’re not living in my blessing anymore.”
Knowing her track record with love, when asked if she was looking for it again, she didn’t seem all that interested in the idea.
“I’m content. And here’s the problem Wendy, I’m very content where I’m at, and everybody wants to introduce me to somebody,” she said. “Stop! Nobody named Cleofus, nobody named Willie. And people always want to introduce me to an athlete. I don’t mind athletes, but they’re always retired! Where’s the NFL abs? All your stuff hanging out. Your feet bad, you can’t walk on your feet because you left your arches on the field. You’re riding around in a scooter all the time. We together and you’re hearing voices. Are you going to kill me?!”
And when it comes to marriage? The third time won’t be the charm for the Trial & Error star.
“Would I ever get married again? I can’t afford another marriage,” she told Wendy. “I’m fine. I’m content.”