Sherri Shepherd Vents About Raising Teen Son By Herself, Paying Child Support To Two Baby Daddies
Sherri Shepherd is publicly venting about a challenging time that she’s currently having in her personal life. This week, the 52-year-old actress and comedian spoke candidly about being a single mom and paying child support.
She was previously married to Jeff Tarpley from 2001 to 2010 and they share a son together.
She married her second husband, TV writer Lamar Sally proposed in 2011. They split in 2014 and were involved in a nasty battle over surrogacy. In 2015, a court ruled Shepherd is the legal parent of a child born from a surrogate mother.
Sherri wrote on social media,
So much transition in my life I feel like my head is spinning… everything seems a little off… a lot of no’s being thrown my way… being told I am a “tough sell”… raising my very moody teenage son by myself… (if you see his dad tell him his son’s mother needs a little help)… child support payments to two baby daddies… gotta stay employed bc if I don’t the entire house of cards will collapse… family far away… needed by many and only able to help a few… always hustling… I never stop grinding… always making you laugh but sometimes behind the smile… holding onto the promises of #jesus for dear life… taking my pain and making it funny at a comedy club… so thankful for friends that are holding me down bc at this moment I am careening.
If you had told me last year that working out would help my mind, I would’ve laughed hysterically – but it’s true… working out takes me to a peaceful place. But even in the midst of uncertainty I know that God is in control. Just have to breathe … mood… #tired #singlemommingsucks #jesustakethewheel and even in the midst of this mental mind depression, I’ll get a hundred requests for someone wanting to do graphics and my next animation artwork & cartoon illustrations ?? #youcantbreakme #onlyforaseason #godwontgiveyoumorethanyoucanhandle #weepingmayendureforanightbutjoycomesinthemorning AND I CANT EAT CHEESECAKE OR PEACH COBBLER OR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER! Gotta go thru all these emotions raw! #sugarfree #teamhealthy amhealthy
Her celebrity friends shared their support.