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Sherri Shepherd Shows Off Her Engagement Ring on 'The View'

01/10/2011 at 12:29 PM ET

Sherri Shepherd Shows Off Her Engagement Ring on The View Donna Svennevik/ABC

The View returned Monday for its first live show of 2011 with something very special to celebrate — co-host Sherri Shepherd’s engagement, and the big diamond ring that went with it! With a large grin, Shepherd, 43, flashed the custom-made 2-carat sparkler to the cheering audience, as her fellow co-hosts offered their congratulations. She then explained how L.A.-based TV writer Lamar Sally, whom she met through friend Niecy Nash, had endeared himself to her — and to her 5-year-old son Jeffrey. “For Christmas, he had a present for Jeffrey — it was a game,” she said. “And he said to Jeffrey, ‘Can I marry your mom?’ And Jeffrey’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I want to play with my game!’ And he got on one knee, and he said, ‘Mrs. Shepherd, would you be my wife?’ And I said ‘yeah!'” It was on one of Sally’s recent visits to New York that Shepherd realized the depth of his connection to her son. “Jeffrey goes, ‘Mommy, I want Sal to take me to church, not you. Only Sal,'” Shepherd recalls. “And they walked hand in hand down the block to church. And I just said, you know, this man not only loves me, but he adores my son. And my son adores him.” She also joked that Sally had difficulty getting back up after proposing on one knee. “It was hard,” she said. “My baby, he’s 6 feet 6 inches, 250-plus pounds. I mean, I got him from Detroit.” –Tim Nudd

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NM on

Now, THAT’S a pretty ring!

Allison J. on

I’m so happy for Sherri that she found love again! And this man loves her son, too. What a beautiful thing. Oh, and her ring is gorgeous!

mikky on

I’m very happy for Sherri. She deserves all the happiness in the world. I think she’s a great person that hit a few bumps in the road of love and has now made the right turn. Good for her! Congratulations Lamar and Sherri!

reneadijab on

Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into another Star Jones engagement/ wedding fiasco…….

Alyssa on

Sorry, I still can’t get past the world is flat or round topic with Sherri. That was hilarious.

Amaryllis on

@reneadijab. I think she’s safe. Her fiance doesn’t look gay!

Sandra on

That is AWESOME to hear. Congrats to the both of you. Keep communication open :)

Rae F. on

I am so happy for her,but we don’t want a replay of Star. Please do it right.Pay for things yorself. Also stay humble and funny.

Linda on

So happy for you, Sherri!!

shawny on

I’m soooo happy for you Sherri! I’m glad you was able to find love again after your divorce!

JP63 on

Very happy for you Sherri – Good things do happen to Good people!!

Jamez on

Sherri may have kept the dating quiet, but this has “Star Jones The Engagement Talk That Wouldn’t Die, Part 2″ written all over it. Congrats to her and everything, but I hope she doesn’t work in the fact that she’s finally engaged into every single topic every single day on the show.

Jessie on

She needs to have b#reast reduction done … they are too big for her height and weight and to me she looks like she is going to topple over. Other than that observation, I wish her the best … hope all goes well.

ellen on

My engagement ring is similar just love the princess cut it’s beautiful

Robbie Milan on

I watched the episode on home and garden tv that was the decorating of the townhouse that Ms Shepard had recently purchased in Harlem .I was embarrased for her,she put the man on the spot on national TV .It seemed desperate and pathetic.

Sherry on

Good for you! Your ex-husband seemed like an a** w/his cheating and all. Much happiness to you both.

lola on

Very pretty ring!!!!!

Robin on


I am so happy for you,after your divorce you seemed so bitter,but I can see that you have moved on and I could not be happier for you and Jeffrey.

Senior1945 on

Congrats to Sherrie. I don’t mean to sound this bad but Sherrie did you have to keep begging for a ring and to be married? You are a beautiful person and he would have asked you to marry him anyway.

Miriam on

Congrats Sherri. I’m so happy for you. May you have blessed and happiest relationship in Jesus name, amen. Love you.

Kanesha on

I too saw the HGTV holiday special and the only thing I can add is – Run Sally run! To be put on the spot on national TV is setting yourself up for disaster. Not feeling the happiness for her, sorry.

Lynn on

wonder how long she’ll stay married THIS time?

ELC on

I wish her well and now I hope she leaves the show so I can watch it again. Personally, I can’t stand her. She is loud, abrasive and acts like a
pig whenever there are food episodes. Ever since she came on the View-she is the least favorite and honestly I just can’t take her. May be with a new show and a new husband to be-she’ll vacate the seat-I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Jon on

Congrats to Olympian, Jennie Finch and Her Husband, on Expecting Their 2nd Child! Also, Congrats to Rizzoli & Isles Star, Sasha Alexander and Her Husband, Leonardo Ponti, on The Birth of Their 1st Child and Son!

Jon on

I liked The VIDEO, congratulations, so nice to hear!

Ms Smith on

@ALC I wonder how many people would watch a show with you on it? Reading the comments by some of you makes me think that you all believe that your opinions matter. If you can’t say anything kind, don’t say anything at all. Geesh. Where is the civility in our society?

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a davis on

She did ask that man to marry her on hgh show.He said that she was pressurin him to set a date.

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