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Sherri Shepherd Gets Good News in Court


She’s spent the summer battling not only her ex-husband, but her current – and estranged – husband in bitter custody battles, but Sherri Shepherd has some good news. The View co-host might be ending her career after this season is over, but that doesn’t mean she’s up to ending other parts of her life, as well. And that includes custody of her 9-year-old son and the child she’s expecting via surrogate with her estranged husband.

“God is good. VICTORY!!! The prayers of the righteous availeth much!!!! Thank you for the bottom of my heart for your prayers! #tearfulmama,” she posted to her Twitter account on Monday following a court hearing in which she did not lose custody of her eldest son. Her ex-husband, Jeffery Tarpley, has filed charges accusing the star of being negligent and not caring for their 9-year-old child. The courts obviously feel there is no proof regarding this allegation, however, as she did not lose custody of her son on Monday.

However, the battle is not over. The former co-host of The View is still facing legal problems with her current husband, with whom she is estranged. He has filed for full custody of their yet unborn child and it looks like the court case is ongoing regarding this situation.

“Keep the prayers coming….Still got more battles – please judge me by my character and not from the tabloids who are having a slow news day. Love this quote @jennymccarthy sent me ‘you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice,” she tweeted following her initial tweet. She’s made it clear on several occasions that she loves being a mother, and she’s ecstatic that she hasn’t lost custody of her eldest son. As for what will happen when her second child is born later this month, who knows. However, Shepherd has made it clear she has no intentions of going down without a fight.

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Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.
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