Sherri Shepherd tweets Mother's Day greeting amid divorce news
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Comedian and "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd tweeted about her son on Mother's Day, even as her estranged husband fights for full custody of the baby they're expecting via surrogate.
"Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing and beautiful ladies out there who have raised or are presently raising children. Love to you!" Shepherd wrote, soon following it with, "ThankU Lord for blessing me w the greatest gift ever -- my son Jeffrey," 9, whom she had with her first husband, Jeff Tarpley. "Don't know how You thought I'd be good at this but I love being a mom!"
Shepherd, 47, has yet to respond to TMZ.com's report on Friday that her second husband, Lamar Sally, whom she married in August 2011, has filed for separation, wants their prenuptial agreement invalidated on grounds of fraud and is seeking legal and physical custody of their unborn child, granting her only visitation rights. The due date is July 28, said TMZ. Shepherd had announced on the syndicated "Rachael Ray" show in September 2012 that she and her husband were seeking a surrogate.
Shepherd's first child, conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), was born prematurely on April 22, 2005, when Shepherd was 25 weeks pregnant. He weighed 1 lb., 10 oz., at birth, People magazine reported at the time, and spent four months in a neonatal intensive-care unit before being allowed home. Shepherd had become pregnant with twins, but miscarried one at 11 weeks. Shepherd and comedian Tarpley, who separated in 2010 after nine years of marriage, share custody of their son.
On Thursday, before news of her domestic issues broke, Shepherd tweeted to two friends, "Don't underestimate the power of friendship . . . friends are the soft landing when you fall."