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!

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