The Sherri Shepherd surrogacy saga has come to an end for now. A judge ruled that the actress and former The View co-host must pay child support to her ex, Lamar Sally, who is raising the baby he and Shepherd conceived via surrogate. While Shepherd must pay Sally approximately $4,000 a month in support, she can still appeal to make these payments disappear.
According to TMZ, Shepherd has claimed all throughout her divorce from Sally that he only wanted her to have a baby in order to collect child support. She’s not in contact with the child, who she’s “disavowed since birth,” and has not yet stated whether she will continue trying to push her fraud lawsuit against Sally or just fork over the money. In addition, Shepherd’s asked the court to destroy any frozen embryos that remain in storage, but Sally’s against that, too, suggesting that he might be interested in bringing at least one more baby into this world. The current settlement, TMZ reports, will not hold Shepherd financially responsible for any future children that come via surrogacy. She is, however, now listed as the legal mother of nine-month-old Sally is taking care of.
Considering that the one child Sally and Shepherd have together is already going to be growing up in adverse conditions, it may be a good idea to stop there.
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