Sherri Shepherd's Ex-Husband May Sue to Make Her Be a Mom

sherri shepherdNot only is former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd in a dirty divorce battle with her husband, Lamar Sally, she is also deep in proceedings about the couple's soon-to-be-born baby boy, who they conceived via surrogate. Turns out, Sherri and her ex used Lamar's sperm and a donor egg to conceive the baby, but their marriage started crumbling even before the little one was born.

Now, with the due date just days away, and with Sherri saying she wants nothing to do with the baby, Lamar is apparently getting legal paperwork ready to sue Sherri if she doesn't claim the child!

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Ok, let's break this down for a second. Sherri and Lamar get married. Sherri and Lamar decide to conceive a child (who is to be named Lamar Sally, Jr.) via surrogate. During the pregnancy, they break up. Lamar wants sole custody; Sherri does not. And on top of that, Sherri is saying that Lamar knew he was going to divorce her before they began the surrogacy process and only did it to get massive child support payments from the talk show star.

Wow. Are you following? That's a lot of back and forth and seriously loaded accusations.

But the fact is no matter which parent ends up winning the argument (and truth be told, it seems like there's no real "winner" in this case), it's the unborn baby that is losing. Before he's even born, his parents are already arguing over not only the fallout of their marriage, but him. It's easy to imagine how difficult the agreements and possible co-parenting arrangements will be once he's arrived.

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And the statistics aren't hopeful. According to recent research performed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, children whose parents divorced when the kids were still young (between birth and 3 to 5 years old) have a much more insecure relationship with their parents when they're older. Children whose parents divorce when their kids are already older have formed close relationships with mom and dad, and when the breakup happens, they're more likely to continue them. But the researchers say if the fallout happened at the beginning of the child's life (and they don't seem to know any different), the chances for tension and distant relationships between and child and a parent are much higher.

You can make it work, but if children come into the world knowing that their parents are fighting about them, let's face it -- things are going to be tough going ... for your kids. Whether or not they're fully cognizant of the scale of the battles, they can sense tension in the household. And it doesn't bode well for their future bonds with parents.

Let's just hope that the parents can manage to reach some sort of peace before the baby's here -- something that doesn't hurt this child's psyche forever.

Whom do you agree with?

 

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