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Sherri Shepherd Victorious In Custody Battle Over 9-Year-Old Son

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Sherri Shepherd has retained full custody of her 9-year-old son, Jeffrey.

The former The View co-host faced a Los Angeles judge on Tuesday to find out whether or not her ex-husband’s request to gain full custody of their son would be granted. The request was denied and Sherri can now put that all behind her.

As previously reported, Jeffrey Tarpley accused Shepherd of being a terrible mother to their son. In court documents, Tarpley claimed that the 47-year-old’s busy schedule caused her to “neglect their son completely.” In April, Tarpley filed an emergency request to modify the couple’s current custody arrangement.

“I stand behind my character and integrity,” Shepherd told PEOPLE in June. “You can’t hold me down, I’m a wonderful mama.”

Shepherd and her estranged husband, Lamar Sally are also currently battling it out over their unborn child. Sally wants Shepherd to pay child support, but the actress claims Lamar defrauded her into having the child (via surrogate) and that he had every intention on leaving her. Although Sherri signed a surrogate contract while they were still together, the host doesn’t feel she should hold up to it.

“Sherri doesn’t want anything to do with the child and refuses to pay any child support,” a source connected told FOX411. “She is not budging and is completely detached. She feels very just in her actions and claims the child is not hers.”

The baby is due sometime this month.

 

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Tamar Braxton Insists Divorce Isn’t A PR Stunt: I Think That’s Disgusting

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Tamar Braxton is adamant that her divorce from husband Vince Herbert is not a ratings ploy for her WE tv reality show Tamar & Vince. The Braxton Family Values star stopped by The View on Friday, February 23 and addressed rumors that the split is just a plot line.

“I wish I could say that a lot of times it’s made up, just so I can hide behind the truth,” she said. “But in this situation, I absolutely have no reason to lie about my marriage or the things that are happening in my marriage for ratings. I think that’s disgusting and I would never sell my soul to the devil like that.”

“I have a regular marriage, and in regular marriages, like everybody else, things happen,” she continued. “In my marriage, it was just to a point where I felt like divorce was the only option that I had left. I definitely filed for divorce — that’s not a lie.”

Braxton, 40, and Herbert, 45, share a 4-year-old son, Logan Vincent — and she says he’s their main priority.

“I think the bigger picture of everything is that we have a responsibility to my amazing 4-year-old son, to raise him in the most comfortable, amazing, loving, secure household that we can,” she said, adding, “That’s why we don’t live together.”

Braxton — who was joined by Herbert on air — also addressed the rumor that Herbert had impregnated another woman. (Last month, in a since-deleted Instagram post, Braxton claimed an unidentified woman told her that “Vincent Herbert is having a baby,” and that Herbert had then called Braxton “begging and lying” despite a “protection order.”)

“Here is the thing about people being in your business: keep people out your business,” said Braxton. “And let me just address the meltdown that I had on Instagram. That was my fault that I put myself in a position where I opened up the floor for people to give their opinions on my marriage, and I have to take responsibility for that.”

Herbert himself insisted the allegation was “absolutely” false.

“And all the other allegations are just not true — I’m just not that kind of person,” he said. “I love this lady with all my heart, I love my family with all my heart, and I will never stop fighting for my family and trying to make it be great.”

“Vince and I have been through a lot, and the reason that I filed for divorce was not because of those rumors,” added Braxton. “I filed for divorce because we work together, he’s my baby father, we’re together each and every single day, we’re attached at the hip and it just got to be too much. We just couldn’t figure out how to figure it out.”

As for a possible reconciliation? While Herbert is on board — “absolutely,” he said — Braxton isn’t so sure.

“It’s okay not to know,” she said. “We still work together now. We do work together well, so that’s one thing that I feel like we can definitely sustain and we’ve always been able to sustain, as well as our connection and our responsibility to being parents to Logan.”

 

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