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In just two weeks, Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally will meet for a preliminary hearing regarding Lamar Jr., the baby boy who the estranged couple agreed to have via surrogate. As previously reported, Sherri is now contesting the surrogate agreement after filing for divorce from Lamar. The 47-year-old tells People that he’s disturbed by Sherri abandoning the child.

“I think it’s the worst thing in the world for L.J. to look at his birth certificate at 16 and see it says, ‘Mother unknown,'” he said. “I never thought in a million years she would turn her back on L.J.”

He adds that six months into the pregnancy when Sherri filed for divorce, he was still under the impression that she wanted to be a part of the child’s life.

“This is six months into the pregnancy, and I’m just like, ‘Really?’ She said, ‘We’ll co-parent. We’ll work it out,’” he said. “She never said she didn’t want the baby.”

As you’ve probably heard by now, Lamar is not trying to allow Sherri to walk away from L.J. without coughing up child support. But Sherri recently laughed off what she perceives as his  attempts to get in her purse.

“Everybody is suing me. Just ask me to be a reference on the job application. You don’t have to sue me,” she told Wendy Williams, according to Sister 2 Sister.

However, just because she’s able laugh, doesn’t mean the situation isn’t weighing heavily on her.

“It’s very painful,” she went on.

On another note, Sherri also shut down rumors that she’s dating Johnny Gill.

“Johnny and I are just friends because I am a New Edition groupie,” she said. “I go and see them everywhere and so Johnny and I hang out.”

She adds that she’ll probably take some time before dating again.

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