According to People on Saturday, Sherri Shepherd, co-host of "The View," is estranged from her husband of only three years. Lamar Sally is the one who filed for legal separation on May 2, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Sally and Shepherd married Aug. 13, 2011 in Chicago. Sally cited irreconcilable difference in the separation papers.
Not only is Sally asking for legal separation, but he also has other demands. In addition to spousal support, Sally is seeking full custody of a baby they are expecting in July by a surrogate. The have already named the baby Lamar Sally, Jr. Sally is also requesting that Shepherd only be granted "reasonable" visitation rights to their new baby after the birth. Additionally, he is requesting that their prenuptial agreement be invalidated on grounds of fraud.
Shepherd, 47, has a 9-year-old son with ex-husband Jeff Tarpley. On "The View" Shepherd often mentions Sal and Jeffrey and the relationship the man and the boy have. The couple's married was highly publicized three years ago. However, she gave no indication that she was experiencing marital trouble, according to Fox News.
Us Weekly says, "Everyone is in shock concealing their problems. She really kept everything quiet. Nobody knew that she was even expecting with the surrogate." Shepherd’s manager Darris Hatch has not commented on the filing for legal separation. Shepherd herself has not directly addressed the issue, but she did write on Twitter last Thursday, "Don't underestimate the power of friendship... friends are the soft landing when you fall."
People might tune in to watch "The View" next week to see if Shepherd and the others will address the separation. The women talk about everybody else, let's see if they will talk about this situation. Next week will be a big celebration on "The View" because Barbara Walters' last day is May 16. Perhaps the producers will not want anything to upstage Walters' departure. All eleven co-hosts from previous years will be on the show to say "good-bye" to Walters.