You Are The Mother: Judge Ordered Sherri Shepherd To Be Named Mother To Baby Lamar Jr Born Via Surrogate With Ex Lamar Sally
When Sherri Shepherd met and married Lamar Sally, adding another child to their family was always in their plans. The former co-host of The View and estranged husband Sally made the decision to go with a surrogate due to Shepherd fertility issues.
Jessica Bartholomew was chosen to carry the child. Bartholomew was more than happy to provide the service and use her body to provide the gift of life to Sally and Shepherd. What she did not prepared for was the child to become her responsibility partially. During her pregnancy, Shepherd and Sally marriage fell apart and he filed for divorce. When Sally filed for divorce, Sherri walked out of the baby's life, calming she has no genetic connection to the child because her eggs were not used. Shepherd claimed that Sally tricked her into signing the surrogate paperwork and filed for divorce after, so that she would be reliable for child support. Bartholomew said in the interview with Inside Edition, that Shepherd only called her two-three times during her pregnancy and did not show up to the hospital. The 23-year-old waitress gave birth last August.
Sally filed for alimony and child support from Shepherd and is waiting for the courts to resolve the case. In the meantime he filed for state assistance. Bartholomew name is on the birth certificate as non-custodial parent. Because of this, the state of California is going after Bartholomew’s salary because there was no other mother name placed on the Birth certificate. She said, "I do get medical bills for L.J. (the baby name). I am now listed as a non-custodial parent in California. I have a child support case coming against me."
Sally and Bartholomew can now breathe more easily because the judge ruled in Pennsylvania Tuesday that Shepherd will be listed on Lamar Jr birth certificate as the mother of the child. Shepherd, has son Jeffery from her previous marriage. The divorce proceedings continues.
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