Sherri Shepherd Named Legal Mom Of Baby Born Via Surrogate

April 21, 2015  |  

After a long and nasty court battle, Sherri Shepherd has been named as the legal guardian of Lamar Sally Jr., TMZ reports.

Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally Sr. agreed to have a baby with a  surrogate mother, but just before the woman was set to give birth, Sally filed for divorced from the former “View” host. He then turned around demanded child support from her.

Shepherd attempted to fight Sally in court insisting that he committed fraud when he convinced her to sign a surrogate contract knowing that intended to divorce her.

Unfortunately for Sherri, the courts did not see things her way. On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge declared that she is the legal mother of Lamar Jr.

“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,” Sally said.

According to reports, Shepherd was not present at the hearing. From the looks of it, the next step is to sort out child support.

Earlier this year, the woman who carried Shepherd and Sally’s child came forward and blasted the comedian. Due to the fact that Sherri didn’t initially step up as the child’s mother, the surrogate was on the hook for child support after Lamar applied for public assistance.

“I am angry with Sherri because she never once contacted me to tell me what was happening. It was kind of like I was left out in the cold,” Jessica Bartholomew claimed.

This has to be an absolute nightmare for Sherri. It’s unfortunate that an innocent child who did not ask to be here is caught up in the middle of such a messy situation.

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