Sherri Shepherd Must Keep Paying Ex-Husband Child Support For Surrogate-Born Son
Because of her continued legal connection to the one-year-old, she also has to keep paying her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, thousands of dollars in child support.
The 48-year-old has no biological connection to “her” child, Lamar Jr. Her egg wasn’t used in fertilization and when he was born last August she refused to be listed as his legal guardian. The former Dancing With the Stars hopeful and her husband had divorced months prior.
But this past April, a Pennsylvania judge decided the comedian was legally the tot’s mother. The Broadway alum was added to his birth certificate and ordered to pay $4,100 in child support to his father, who had already won full custody. When Junior turns 13, the payments will go up to $4,600, TMZ reports.
She appealed the court’s decision last month, but lost.
Sherri is aggressively trying to get out of dropping dough on the child because she believes Lamar Sr. “defrauded” her into getting a surrogate. She believes the 44-year-old only decided to have a baby with her to ensure financial support would continue long after their marriage ended.
But courts think the TV star was all-in on the new addition until her relationship tanked — she even paid “for most of the process.”
If Sherri keeps pushing the issue, the case may end up in the Supreme Court at some point.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that!