It's been almost four months since a judge ruled Sherri Shepherd the legal mother of ex Lamar Sally's son who was born via surrogacy with an egg donor.
Nonetheless, it seems the former View host is finally ready to talk about her rollercoaster of a year.
While at Children of Promise fundraiser in NYC on on Wednesday, she shared:
"My situation was a sense of, I didn't state what I needed and what I wanted and what I didn't want for being scared of somebody leaving the relationship."
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Oof. Though we feel for the funny lady, having a child is often not the answer to save a marriage.
"There are consequences to everything, but I was scared to say, 'That's not going to work for me. I don't want that.'"
Tragic. Perhaps if she voiced these concerns sooner she wouldn't be in her current situation — but we guess hindsight is 20/20.
In case you forgot, Miz Shepherd and her ex were wrapped in a pretty heated legal battle before the baby boy was even born.
Specifically, the 30 Rock actress was hesitant to remain the legal parent to little Lamar because the surrogacy decision was made prior to her separation to her former flame — a decision she felt she was tricked into.
Hmm, how inneresting.
However, it seems these trials have since shown the Broadway star that she can handle anything.
"I'm the type of person I feel like as long as you can get up, you have another chance. I've gone through stuff a nasty divorce, nasty custody battle but for me, I get up and I smile. I go through it and I make it through."
Nonetheless, it appears that Sherri isn't done fighting, and isn't going to let the legal drama consume her.
So while she might be reluctant to be the mother to the 1-year-old, she loves being a parent to her 10-year-old son, Jeffrey.
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"I am appealing the ruling that happened and he gets his settlement every month. He's happy. There nothing I can do. It's out of my hands. You move on and I have a son. I have to take care of him so everything is good."
Regardless, the custody battle has been highly publicized and we're impressed that the 48-year-old has remained relatively tight lipped despite the backlash. Sherri divulged:
"As long as the people who know me, know my heart and they know my love for my son and my character and integrity. That's all I have to stand on. As long I can look at myself in the mirror and look up and go 'Did I do what you told me to do' I'm good."
We wonder what her son Jeffrey will think about all of this when he gets older?
Despite her difficult year, it seems that the mother-of-two is still trying to remain positive and is focusing on her mental health. She relayed:
"I do want to do a book for women about stepping past fear. I think it would help a lot of women who are in this place of being scared to walk away, but right now I am just laying low and letting time do its work."
It'll be inneresting to see if the appeal process will swing in Sherri's favor.
We guess only time will tell.
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