Sherri Shepherd spoke on behalf of all working mothers, including herself, on Monday’s episode of “The View.” The co-host, who is currently in the midst of two custody battles, said she works because she has to.
“Why do you have to go to work, why do you have to… and you are trying to explain to them mommy is trying to pay the bills,” she said during a discussion about being a working parent. “Mommy’s trying to take care of you.”
As we reported earlier, her estranged husband Lamar Sally is fighting for full legal custody of their unborn child via a surrogate, and her ex-hubby Jeffrey Tarpley is requesting for physical custody of their 9-year-old son Jeffrey Jr. In Tarpley’s legal documents, he states that Sherri is a workaholic who neglects their special needs son.
Sherri’s close friend Wendy Williams took to her defense. “I think it’s terrible that these two guys have gotten together and they’re trying to bury Sherri,” Williams said on her daytime talk show. “[Tarpley] says that her schedule is too busy and that she is neglecting their son Jeffrey and leaving him with unskilled nannies. Well, somebody’s got to work!”