Things are about to get complicated in Sherri Shepherd's personal life. The cohost of The View, whose divorce news broke Friday morning, looks to be also gearing up for a custody battle over her and Lamar Sally's unborn baby.
Complicating things further is that, according to TMZ, it isn't the 47-year-old daytime star who's pregnant. The couple hired a surrogate to carry their first child together.
On the heels of word that Sally has filed to end his nearly three-year marriage with Shepherd, the gossip site reports that the surrogate's due date is estimated to be July 28.
According to the documents the TV writer filed, which request a separation because he has not resided in California long enough to fulfill the six-month minimum requirement to apply for divorce, he's also requested full legal and physical custody of the unborn child.
Additionally, he wants his future ex-wife to only have visitation rights, is requesting spousal support and alleges their prenuptial agreement is invalid due to fraud.
Shepherd has been open about "looking for a uterus" in the past. She told Rachael Ray in 2012, "I'm trying to have another baby, you know, I'm still trying... still looking."
The Dancing With the Stars veteran was pregnant with boy/girl twins in 2005, during her first marriage, but miscarried her daughter. Her son Jeffrey, now 9, walked her down the aisle to marry Sally in 2011.
Leading up to that big event, Shepherd told People she was on a mission to slim down for her wedding gown but also in hopes of getting pregnant herself. She shared, "I have to lose as much weight as possible for me to be healthy to carry [a baby]."
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