Sherri Shepherd is not giving up on her wishes to be released from the contract that she and ex-husband Lamar Sally made concerning little Lamar. The television personality recently petitioned the courts for an appeal to the decision made by a Pennsylvania judge a few months back.


Sherri’s documents accuse the courts of neglecting to uphold the state’s law that requires parentage be established by genetics or adoption. “The lower court usurped the power of the Pennsylvania legislature by finding this contract enforceable,” the petition states.

Shepherd told media last year that she planned to appeal the court’s decision to uphold the surrogate contract that she and Lamar made concerning little Lamar before they moved to divorce. The agreement deems Sherri and Lamar as guardians of the youngster, which also makes Sherri financially responsible for him.

“I am appealing the ruling that happened and he gets his settlement every month,” she said during an interview with “He’s happy. There nothing I can do. It’s out of my hands. You move on and I have a son. I have to take care of him so everything is good.”

Lamar Jr. is Sherri and Lamar’s son born by way of surrogate in August 2014. He will celebrate his second birthday this year.

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  1. Meee❤️ says:

    This is soooo sad because the only little person
    Is losing here is the child …I hope that they reach a agreement that is fit for the child …and not because of their own personal issues towards one another ..

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