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Report: Sherri Shepherd's Surrogate Gives Birth as Actress Refuses to Be Named Parent

August 06, 2014 03:45:53 GMT

The departing co-host of 'The View' was not present at the labor and reportedly doesn't want parental rights and responsibilities over the baby boy.


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A surrogate mother carrying a child for Sherri Shepherd and her estranged husband Lamar Sally has given birth to a baby boy, according to TMZ. The child was born on Tuesday, August 5 in Pennsylvania.

Lamar was reportedly present for the birth of the baby, but Sherri was not. Instead, she appeared on "The View" to announce she would be joining Broadway musical "Cinderella" as the evil stepmother. She didn't even mention the labor on the show.

Lamar filed for divorce from the 47-year-old star in May after three years of marriage. According to Los Angeles Superior Court documents, he has asked the judge to grant him full legal and physical custody of their then-unborn son, allowing Sherri to only have "reasonable" visitation rights. He also asked for an order preventing the "Think Like a Man star from interfering with the baby after his birth. The 43-year-old television writer allegedly intends to raise the child as a single parent but demands Sherri to pay for child support.

Sherri initially fought back for the custody. She later changed her tune, deciding that she does not want anything to do with the baby. She filed her own divorce papers in New Jersey court and cited irreconcilable differences. The star has disavowed maternity because she believes Lamar has defrauded her from the beginning by getting her sign the surrogate paperwork so he can demand Sherri to pay child support after divorcing her.

The couple attempted to get pregnant through in vitro before deciding on a surrogate to carry their child. Sources reported that Sherri had no genetic connection to the infant because he was conceived through IVF with her estranged husband's sperm and an egg donor.

"Sherri doesn't want anything to do with the child and refuses to pay any child support," FOX411 reported. "She is not budging and is completely detached. She feels very just in her actions and claims the child is not hers."

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