Sherri Shepherd lost her court battle against her ex-husband, Lamar Sally, on Monday. Shepherd, for the last 2 years, said she shouldn’t be responsible to pay child support for a surrogate baby. Before Shepherd and Sally ended their marriage, a surrogate was already carrying a baby for them. The child, now 2-years-old, will receive $4,100 in child support from Shepherd and she’ll remain on his birth certificate.
The owner of the agency who arranged the surrogate agreement stated that the ruling was ” a victory for all families formed through assisted reproductive arrangements.”
“This will allow parents and carriers to feel secure,” Melissa Brisman, owner of the New Jersey-based Reproductive Possibilities, said. “A great decision for the surrogacy community.”
Sally was also happy about the ruling that was no doubt in his favor.
“I’m glad it’s finally over,” Sally told PEOPLE magazine. “I’m glad the judges saw through all the lies that she put out there, and the negative media attention. If she won’t be there for L.J. emotionally, I’ll be parent enough for the both of us.”
Shepherd has yet to make a comment. She’s probably somewhere getting her coins in order.