Sherri Shepherd Wins Child Support Victory -- So Why Drag It Out on Twitter?

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Couples who call it quits have been known to separate with a few NSFW parting words ... but sometimes, the drama that happens behind closed doors spills out into the public. Sherri Shepherd's legal battles are making headlines once again, as the former View cohost's ex-husband, Lamar Sally, was denied an increase in child support for Sally's 2-year-old son, Lamar Sally Jr. And this of course does not come without a few loads of dirty laundry being aired on social media that make you feel so sorry for the little boy.


Fans of The View know all too well how quickly the romance between Sherri and Lamar budded before turning toxic.

To catch you up to speed, Sherri and Lamar got married in August 2011 and separated in May 2014, just months before a child -- who they seemingly agreed to have at one point during their relationship -- was born via a surrogate. And though Sherri is not Lamar Jr.'s biological mother, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Sherri would have to stay on baby L's birth certificate as his mother and must continue to pay child support even though Lamar is raising him.

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Fast-forward a couple years, a divorce, and new gigs (Sherri is the host of the WE show Match Made in Heaven), and it appears that Lamar Sally wanted Sherri to pay a modified child support arrangement due to her increase in finances.

As it turns out, a California judge ruled in favor of Sherri because "New Jersey has exclusive and ongoing jurisdiction over this child support issue and all matters must be dealt with only in that state," a rep for Sherri Shepherd said in statement to People. The statement continues:

The amount of child support Shepherd is currently paying her ex-husband is more than New Jersey has required her to pay, so if Sally wanted to revisit the matter in a New Jersey court he would likely face having his payments reduced substantially.

Shepherd now hopes that her ex will stop his frivolous attempts to get more money out of her and will seek gainful employment to take care of his child like any other capable parent.

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Sherri took to Twitter on January 24 to celebrate her legal win and address a few burning questions us nosy folks likely wanted to know.

... And the tweets didn't stop there.

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I'm so happy social media wasn't around when my parents were getting a divorce.

Sherri and Lamar's split has been messy since the get-go, and while I am happy the judge ruled in Sherri's favor, this poor little boy is going to grow up and have to make sense of all this -- including the fact that the person who's noted as his mother on his birth certificate fought so hard to remove herself. 

I get why Sherri wanted to remove herself from the legal responsibility of raising the child she and Lamar once agreed to have via surrogate (I'm not saying I agree, but I get it), but Lamar Jr. never asked to be born -- and will likely have to deal with feelings of being confused and unwanted when he grows up.

What a mess.

All I can hope for is love and healing for everyone involved.

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