Sherri Shepherd may not be able to shake off her parental responsibilities for her surrogate child with estranged husband Lamar Sally.
Someone call Maury Povich!
Despite her attempt to deny any legitimate connection to the child born back in August, TMZ.com reports that a judge has determined that she is his mama. As such, she’s now listed on the baby’s birth certificate as his mother.
Shepherd has tried to fight any maternal claim to the little boy since before his delivery because she’s argued that Sally encouraged her to have the baby under false pretenses. She alleges that he tricked her into having a surrogate child with him, knowing that he planned to divorce her the entire time.
Shepherd has accused Sally of using the baby as a ploy to get money out of her in their split and now Lamar wants her to take back what she said.
He told TMZ in a statement, “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.” Shepherd’s no longer on The View so he might not get his wish.
Although Shepherd wasn’t in court today when the judge handed down the decision, she will need to appear before a judge when she hammers out a child support deal with Sally.