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 fiancĂ©, 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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Ellen on

It seems like there are so many people who are negative about others so much of the time. I have a challenge for everyone…including myself. Let’s work on spending one day (okay, maybe start with one hour) without saying something unkind about people. I have no feelings one way or the other about Sherri Shepherd. But I wish anyone happiness. We hear so much about doom and gloom. Let’s work on changing it. Find something nice to say about people. Ghandi said be the change you want to see in the world.

Heidi on

I was a Kleinfeld bridal shopper (I may be on the show! They taped us!) who was shocked to find out my bridal size. Just be forewarned that if you are a size 16 in real life (as I am) you are a bridal 20. That stunned me. Maybe everyone knows this except for me!
At Kleinfelds no matter what you say they take your current measurements and will not order you more than one size down. They make sure you have it in writing that you are aware of your current size and are asking for one size smaller, so that they can’t be held liable if you arrive not having lost enough weight. They don’t even like to do that, actually because it is so much easier to just take in a dress rather than let it out. If you plan on losing alot of weight they suggest you lose it first and come back to order the dress at that time, rather than the other way around.
Besides, you can’t lie to a tailor! They can just look at you and know your measurements within an inch.

Lily on

did she have a breast reduction, because from watching the view, her breats look radically smaller..and why lie, this is suppose to be a happy day, what’S the point in lying..c’mon!

Jon on

I wish Jennifer Hudson the best with her new Weight-Loss Book, glad she is doing that! I’m also glad she won’t be Publishing a Book about those certain events, etc.

Jon on

I am sad that they split up, but then, I’m not because it was a bit wierd that they were dating together! Also, good luck & congrats to Shania Twain on her new Gig, performing in Vegas for 2 Years, and it’d be fun to see Shania perform in Vegas! Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney’s Love, looks great on the new Issue of Chi Magazine, and it’s interesting to hear what she had to say about everything, including being Married One Day and maybe having Kids? But, I’m glad for now, she is so happy! I’m glad One Tree Hill’s, Jana Rae Kramer, has finalized her Divorce, etc.

Jon on

It’s nice to hear all the good news, never the bad! It’d be fun to see Shania Twain perform in Las Vegas, good luck to her on that! Also, George Clooney’s Love, Elisabetta Canalis looks great on the New Issue of Chi Magazine, and it’s nice to hear what she had to say about everything! I like The New Dragon Tattoo Poster with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara!

Caroline on

OMG, Jon. Your comments are more annoying than all the ladies on The View combined. For real, dude.

As for Sherri, I don’t think she’s fat. Seriously, it is the boobs creating the overweight illusion. Girlfriend has got some AMAZING legs and a little waist! With her shape, I don’t think she could go into a store and buy a regular size because the size she is on top is going to be drastically different than the size on the bottom. I’m the same way, only opposite (teeny on top, bigger on the bottom). I’m sure she’ll look faboosh in her dress. :-)

Cilla on

Sandy while it is true women want to look their best on their wedding day there is a difference between looking your best and losing weight to be/become something that you are not.I can’t stand it when women who are overweight,especially those with health issues,go into overdrive to lose weight for their wedding day and then after the wedding they go right back to to what they were. Why not just get healthy and stay that way? I mean she is a diabetic so she should be eating right and exercising anyway.If Sherri was doing that to begin with then there wouldn’t be a need for her to lose a significant amount of weight.And what a poor example she is setting for her son.She is a diabetic and she should be setting a good example by doing what she can to take care of herself…..again that includes exercising and eating right.My dad has had Type 2 diabetes for 30 years.He never did what he was supposed to and that has caused him to have 2 heart attacks,Quintuple heart by-pass that triggered a stroke which took his vision,neuropathy in his feet that has affected his ability to walk,and multiple Staph infections that have almost cost him some of his limbs.While he did this to himself she will eventually have the same issues and then we will all have to hear her whine about it…..just like we all did with Star Jones.
Being on tv she has the opportunity to become a voice for those suffering from this disease,to stress the importance of taking care of yourself by doing x y and z so that you can avoid these types of health issues.Again like Star Jones it is all about her and what she can get from being on tv. I have always disliked Sherri.There is nothing genuine about he and she is so self absorbed…..again reminiscent of Star Jones.

Spencer on

Wow. People are totally cruel! I hope she succeeds in losing weight…if that is what she wants to do. A dress and how you look in it does not make a marriage. Best of luck to the soon to be newleyweds!

lika on

to “me” who wrote about her being diabetic and being fat…big deal. i am a type 1 diabetic, i am thin , but know many t1 and t2’s who are overweight, yet their sugar is well controlled. and yes, i eat pasta, and ice cream and candy. always have. and i’ve been t1 since i’ve been 6. moderation and management. she just doesn’t manage it…she admits it.

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