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Sherri Shepherd: I Lied About My Wedding Dress Size

06/08/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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Fresh from taking a turn as a bridesmaid, Sherri Shepherd is gearing up for her own walk down the aisle. Shepherd and her fiancé, Lamar Sally, were both in Niecy Nash’s wedding to Jay Tucker last month in Malibu. “They introduced Sal and I,” Shepherd told PEOPLE at the Samsung Hope for Children benefit Tuesday in New York. “Two years later, we’re still together. They’re going to be in our wedding, as a matter of fact.” With less than two months left until their big day in August, Shepherd and Sally are busy planning. The View host says she just picked out her wedding dress, a “beautiful, just gorgeous” gown by Rivini. “I started on the South Beach Diet because I gave them my fantasy size, so I now got to get into it,” Shepherd said. “Elisabeth told me to tell the truth but I lied. So I’m going to the gym and starting Zumba tomorrow.” The couple’s next stop is Los Angeles, to rehearse some dance moves with their wedding party. “We’re all going to do a choreographed dance to a Chris Brown song,” Shepherd said. “Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a robot solo. She does a very sexy robot, so I cannot wait to get that going!” They’re also busy learning to do the Samba for their first dance and setting up appointments with vendors, like a cake tasting at Sylvia Weinstock. Shepherd’s son Jeffrey, 6, will be walking her down the aisle. “It will all be great!” she said, but is she having any countdown jitters? “Yes, I’m very nervous. It’s the second time — I want to do it right!” So to unwind in their downtime, Shepherd said, the family watches “a lot of sports” for fun. “I don’t know anything that’s going on, but it makes Sal happy,” she said. “So I sit there and smile.” –Asher Fogle

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Jon on

Oh so she lied, oh well! It’s all good!

Gloria on

I cannot stand this woman!!! She talks too damn much and thinks she knows everything!!!! Good luck to Sal!

Just Sayin" on

SANDY, people are entitled to their opinions just as well as you are!!! You do you and let everyone else do them! Speaking of hiding behind the computer, I don’t see your picture posted anywhere! They asked for comments and people are posting exactly what they are thinking, whether YOU like it or not!!!! Get over it!

Sherri on

I like Sherri Sheppard and I love her name. She is funny and the only reason I watch the View. Good luck Sherri.

bakerone on

Wow, there is some spiteful people out today…

Good Luck Sherri..Enjoy your special day and all the best for a happy life!

Tina on

I’ll never understand why women try to fit in a certain size wedding dress. Why not just buy YOUR size? Seems to me her problem is more that she is misproportioned. Broad shoulders to harness her huge breasts and small on the bottom. Honestly, she’s shape like this cartoon character from my childhood. The Tasmanian Devil. In any case, I wish her good luck.

Sara on

The only way she will ever look smaller is if she gets a slight breast reduction. It doesn’t even need to be a huge ordeal but seriously, she looks like she’s 9 months pregnant from the chest.

lynn on

that still doesn’t take away from that torn up face. she is no looker and not even funny these days. wonder if she will pull a Star Jones. then have to leave the View.

Rebecca on

I can’t stand Sherri Shepherd. Lie all you want about your size, only a blind person would believe you!

bdcgal on

She’s a lovely woman….she should not have to worry about a darn dress size…society!

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