Apparently Sherri Shepherd neglected to put a “confidentiality” clause in her pre-nup because her ex-husband Lamar Sally is showing no signs of restraint in talking about the couple’s marriage.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Sally opened up on what lead to the his split with Shepherd as well as her desire for him to stay at home and how the former “The View” host seemingly had no knowledge of the state of her finances.
Below are highlights from Sally’s Daily Mail a/k/a Mail Online interview:
On why they split:
‘To this day, I cannot pinpoint one thing that caused us to split up,’ he tells MailOnline. ‘Honestly I do not know what happened. No one was cheating, we didn’t fight much and we didn’t have money problems.’
On why he took control of Sherri’s finances:
“But what was really shocking to me was that she didn’t know her salary! When we decided to get married we started to discuss our finances, our bills and how we were going to run the household. So I asked her how much money does she make on ‘The View’ and she said she didn’t know!
‘That blew me away. I asked her, “OK, but you had to sign your W-2 for taxes, what did they say?” and she said she didn’t know, that she just signed them.
‘Sherri has a business manager, who paid all of her bills for her so she had no idea how much was coming in or how much was going out. After we got married that all changed. I made sure the bills were paid on time and I kept Sherri up to speed on what was going on.
‘I was upset about this so I made her sit down and watch the regular series ‘American Greed’ on TV so she could see how easily people can get ripped off.
‘I wanted her to be more responsible and aware of the household finances. I am very good with money, I have always put myself on a budget so it was irritating to me that she doesn’t take care of business. When we got married I ran the house and put my own career on hold.”
His claims that Sherri wanted a househusband:
“She wanted me to be happy being a house-husband, but when I told her I needed to work for my own sanity she got angry.
‘Sherri didn’t understand why I didn’t want to just stay at home and take care of the kids, Jeffrey and the new baby on the way.
‘She even talked to our friends about it, asking what was wrong with me, why I wouldn’t be happy just being at home while she worked.”
On the divorce proceedings:
“Out of the blue, Sherri asked for a divorce while we were at a session with the therapist. She said she didn’t think she could be the kind of wife I needed her to be. ‘But I thought she was just in one of her moods and would change her mind in a couple of days, like she does everything else. ‘There were times when Sherri wanted us to work on projects together and then the very next day she would change her mind and say, ‘NO! I don’t want to work with you.’
‘This went on throughout our marriage, one day she’s on and the next she’s off. So when she asked for a divorce I just left it alone and expected her to say she didn’t mean it and let’s get back to work. ‘I stayed in the house for another two weeks and we were going along like nothing had changed.
‘But then I found out through some friends that Sherri had hired two attorneys and was getting ready to file for divorce.
‘I was shocked, never saw it coming and I was really hurt and confused — still am.”
In addition to his relationship with Shepherd, Sally admitted that he ended up on welfare after the split in light of Shepherd’s name not being on the birth certificate of their child. As a result, the baby is not on Shepherd’s insurance, which forced Sally to go on Medi-cal, California’s welfare program for infant’s health insurance.
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