Sherri Shepherd Wants Nothing to Do with Her Baby

Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and soon-to-be-ex Lamar Sally are having one of the most acrimonious splits we've seen in awhile. And smack in the middle of it is a baby boy who hasn't even been born yet. The two hired a surrogate and used Lamar's sperm and a donor egg to conceive a child, but while the baby was busily forming in the surrogate's tummy, Sherri and Lamar's marriage was falling apart. Lamar has reportedly said he wants sole custody of the child -- but now Sherri is saying she wants nothing to do with the child at all.

TMZ sources report that Sherri believes that Lamar knew he was going to divorce her before the baby was born, and this was his way of wrangling huge child support payments out of her. But she wants the law to say she's not responsible for those, since she wants nothing to do with the child.

Lamar sources, however, say that Sherri was deeply involved in wanting to have a child via surrogate.

Wow, this is a really tricky question. Did Lamar actually go ahead and agree to conceiving a child via surrogate only to know he would get rid of Sherri and have her support the baby? If so, that's pretty diabolical. Not to mention that since Sherri was fired from The View, she won't be bringing home those fat paychecks anymore.

Or was this just a case of terribly bad timing? Plenty of marriages fall apart in the middle of a pregnancy.

Besides the baby, the one I really feel sorry for is the surrogate. Here she thought she was helping out a loving, committed couple realize their dream of having a child and completing their family -- now she has no idea where this baby is going to go! That's going to make the birth much more stressful. Not to mention having to hand the baby over to what sounds like will be a very acrimonious couple. If it were me, I'd tear up whatever contract they had and raise the kid myself.

Not sure what happened in this marriage, but it's a good reminder to take an honest account of your relationship before conceiving -- and don't fool yourself that a child will make everything better.

What would you do if you were the surrogate?

Image via SherriShepherd/Instagram

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This may be the first time I've agreed with you Kiri!

cahou... cahousewife

I feel sorry for the surrogate,but i feel even more sorry for the innocent baby.What a way to start your life.That is a horrible situation and the poor baby is caught in the middle.....maybe they should give him up for adoption, then he can be with a family that really wants him.

nonmember avatar DJC247

It doesn't matter if she wants anything to do with the kid if she signed anything to make it happen then it Is her child and she must support the child.

How many guys out there used protection because they didn't want a kid but got one anyway and they all have to pay child support for kids they didn't want at all.

She is not above the law and she needs to help help take care of her kid.

D.j. Lord

always felt she was low class

cherylam cherylam

If I were the surrogate? See a lawyer.

crick... cricketmk3

Poor kid. Such immature and selfish people bringing him into the world. I hope he ultimately goes to a family who wants and loves him!

erin708 erin708

I would feel awful. I was a surrogate and cant imagine being in the middle of that. Unfortunately she just needs to give birth and shes no longer reaponsible.

isa0330 isa0330

She will try to disconnect herself of him and the baby because is NOT her egg but his sperm. It his biological child but not hers...still he will like full custody plus child support. Apart of that both of them need to answer to the surrogate if a document was sign.

Jennifer Row McCaughey

This woman is a disgusting pig. She has bragged about having multiple abortions and clearly thinks children are disposable. Don't get me wrong, I am Pro-Choice but this woman isn't fit to take care of a pet. You don't just enter into a surrogacy agreement and ditch the kid at the last minute because you don't feel like having it anymore. That poor child is better off without this moron for a mother.

Gail Dunning

Sue them both and either keep the child or find another loving family that would do anything to have a baby.

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