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Sherri Shepherd

It's Not My Kid

I'm Not Paying Child Support

7/5/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sherri Shepherd
does not want anything to do with her unborn surrogate baby ... because she believes her estranged husband defrauded her into having the kid in the first place so he could get child support ... this according to multiple sources connected with the couple.

TMZ broke the story ... Sherri and her husband Lamar Sally each separately filed legal docs to end their marriage.  The big complication -- a baby will be born this month to a surrogate who signed a contract with Sherri and Lamar.

Now our sources say ... the baby was conceived with Lamar's sperm, but NOT Sherri's egg.  

Now here's where it gets tricky.  We're told Sherri does not want custody or even to be considered a parent ... because she doesn't want to get stuck with massive child support payments. 

Sherri wants a judge to rule she has no parental rights or responsibilities -- which would shut the door to child support.  She claims Lamar defrauded her -- that he got her to sign on for a surrogate birth knowing full well he would divorce her and then nail her to the wall for child support.

Our Lamar sources say Sherri tried to get pregnant in vitro and when it didn't work she got deeply involved in the surrogacy process.

Another twist ... Sherri has filed for divorce in New Jersey and Lamar has filed in California.  This is not a coincidence.  We did some digging, and found New Jersey courts generally do NOT recognize surrogacy agreements, which means Lamar would probably be shut down.  Not so in Cali.

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TuxThePenguin    

holy crap, Sherri! holy crap.

75 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

Put the kid up for adoption. At least he will go to people who want very much to have and love him. Sherri and her husband would be terrible parents!

75 days ago
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Pennyjude    

I was a fan of her's until now. What a horrible excuse for a person.

75 days ago
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hondroid    

This is a case of reverse gold digging?

75 days ago
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kali    

Be a man Lamar & get a job, support yourself.

75 days ago
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Ginger    

Why did she marry him !! Yuk !!

75 days ago
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Bridget    

The more I learn about Sherri, the more I seem to dislike her.

75 days ago
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Observer    

If true...
She signed the contract.
She committed to bring this child in the world.
She can still be the mother to this child she had created, with or without this husband.

Yet money is more important than this child having a mother?

What a selfish s***bag she would be.

75 days ago
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Bossy Potato    

That poor baby :( that's so sad.

75 days ago
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big teaser    

Sherri had like 50 abortions.now everyone having kids...she want one.smdh.

75 days ago
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MadLeigh    

If all of this is true that would make Sherri a heartless bitch. She signed so she could have a child and since she isn't in a relationship with that broke ass ex of hers, she no longer wants a child. It's a little late to back pedal on a decision like that. It looks like money is the problem and that's not a shocker, money is always a problem.

75 days ago
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verlinda    

What about the Surrogate? If her Husband doesn't get the money, I bet the Surrogate will

75 days ago
13.

livey02    

Poor baby!!! If the surrogate has the means and wants 2 the best thing that could happen is for her (the surrogate) 2 keep this baby!!!

75 days ago
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two cents    

Is THIS why she quit her job? So she wouldn't have any income? Brilliant. I've always hated her but damn. I'm impressed. Lololol. She is furious with him and she's playing dirty. Time to pull up a chair and grab popcorn. This could be good.

75 days ago
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IKnowthismuch    

TMZ, as you know, Lamar had to file for legal separation from Sherri because he was not a resident of CA - whereas Sherri field for Divorce for Lamar in New Jersey. Who has the legal right? CA or NJ over this? That will determine what is what here.

75 days ago
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