In the latest development in the Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally divorce drama, Sally spoke out to People magazine about the couple’s child, Lamar Sally Jr., who was born in July via surrogate. Sally apparently wants Shepherd to take responsibility for the child, but Shepherd seems to want to move on considering the fact that the child is not biologically hers, and she feels as though Sally duped her into having the child via surrogate in order to scam her out of money through child support payments.
In a statement to People, Sally says, “I never thought in a million years she would turn her back on L.J..” Sally reports that both he and Shepherd agreed to have the child using his sperm and a donor egg. He also revealed that all the necessary forms were signed except for a birth order. The birth order is meant to be an official statement of who the intended parents of a surrogate child are. Regarding the document not being signed, Sally states, “I didn’t think twice about it.” Sally also indicates that after Shepherd indicated she wanted a divorce that he advised her that he wanted to co-parent the child.
According to Sally, the child’s birth certificate currently lists the mother as unknown. Shepherd did not attend the child’s birth, and Sally reports the she has removed the child from her insurance. Sally has drafted papers attempting to keep Shepherd from leaving the marriage without being required to pay child support for the child they both agreed to have. Shepherd previously made an offer of a one time payment for spousal and child support, but Sally refused to take it and instead wants to proceed with having the matter decided in court. The couple currently has a pretrial hearing set for October 2nd.