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Sherri Shepherd Calls Surrogate Drama “Very Painful”

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Sherri Shepherd says the legal battle with her ex-husband Lamar Sally over their newborn son born via surrogate is “very painful.”

The former The View co-host sort of opened up to talkshow host, Wendy Williams on Wednesday about the drama surrounding Lamar and baby L.J, who was born in August. “We can’t say anything about that,” she told Williams. “I have a lot of lawyers and I’m in court right now and it’s very public and it’s very painful.”

After Lamar and Sherri separated, the actress revealed that she did not want to be responsible for the then 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 told FOX411 back in July. “She is not budging and is completely detached. She feels very just in her actions and claims the child is not hers.”

Although Shepherd is battling it out with her ex, the star seems to be happy and at home while on Broadway. Last week, Shepherd made her debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA alongside Keke Palmer as, Madame.

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