According to gossip tabloid The National Enquirer, attorney and multimedia personality Sherri Shepherd is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
“Sherri is on the verge of a breakdown,” a worried friend told The Enquirer. “What’s happening to her is too much for any one person to bear. She has serious health issues and we’re afraid she’s going to collapse under the strain.”
The 47-year-old former co-host of “The View” is in the midst of a very public divorce from her estranged husband Lamar Sally.
Shepherd married Sally in 2011 after dating him for more than a year. To project an image of the perfect marriage, Shepherd, who has a 9-year-old son Jeffrey from a previous marriage, hired a surrogate to carry the couple’s baby.
After filing for divorce on May 12, 2014, citing “irreconcilable differences, Shepherd reportedly declined to have anything to do with the unborn child, who is due to be born this month. Sally has filed for full custody of their unborn daughter.
“Shepherd does not want anything to do with her unborn surrogate baby… because she believes her estranged husband defrauded her into having the kid in the first place so he could get child support,” a source said. “The baby was conceived with Lamar’s sperm, but NOT Sherri’s egg… Sherri wants a judge to rule she has no parental rights or responsibilities — which would shut the door to child support.”
Sherri’s life was further ripped apart by the loss of her coveted job with “The View” after seven years.
“Sherri’s life is in shambles – we pray she’ll make it through,” said the source.
“If I didn’t have God, I would have been dead,” Shepherd said in a recent interview.
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