Judge rules Sherri Shepherd is legal mother of baby born via surrogate

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Sherri Shepherd be named as the mother of a child born through a surrogate with her ex-husband’s sperm and another woman’s egg, reports TMZ.

Lamar Sally, who is currently in the middle of divorce proceedings with Shepherd, said that he was thrilled by the news, especially after Shepherd had distanced herself from the child and wanted nothing to do with it.

Shepherd felt she had been “tricked” into having the baby and felt “no connection or responsibility to the child.” She refused to pay child support and tried to distance herself from the baby, upsetting both Sally and the surrogate mother, who recently sat down with Inside Edition to tell her story.

“I am angry with Sherri because she never once contacted me to tell me what was happening. It was kind of like I was left out in the cold,” she said.

For his part, Sally seems to be confused about what caused the split and what caused Shepherd to turn away from a child he says she wanted.

“That is one of the reasons we married after only a year — because she was ready to do this,” Sally said in September. “I wanted to wait another year or two to get married but having a baby with me was so important to her I said OK, let’s do it.”

Speaking of their split, he told the Daily Mail, “To this day, I cannot pinpoint one thing that caused us to split up… Honestly I do not know what happened. No one was cheating, we didn’t fight much and we didn’t have money problems.”