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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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Jenna on

To a Chris Brown song?? Really??

ELC on

Well, I wish her luck losing weight but I can say she will have a tough time doing it on t.v. I’ve seen her during food episodes on the View and honestly she eats like she never saw food before.
This has happened on more than one food episode and personally, it digusts me how she grabs food and stuffs it in her face. So I don’t know how she plans to watch her food intake unless they let others do the food episodes and she sits them out.

amsjll on

I cant imagine losing a bunch of weight for my wedding and for the rest of my life everyone looking at them and wondering “Umm, what happened??”. I do not remotely fit in my wedding dress anymore. It is WAY TOO BIG! I took my time, years, to lose weight in a healthy, slow manner- in a way that would stick, not crazy exercise or starvation/fad diet. Not only is it too big now, its also way too big after having had two children. And my groom? He also lost. 70lbs between the 2 of us, over a couple years. Very happy, so much healthier.

cara on

I can not believe how mean you people are. Why do women tear other women apart so viciously? It’s ridiculous and sad. We should be celebrating each other’s differences. I think Sherri is a very beautiful woman. And she seems very nice.

Magnolia on

Sherri is only getting married because the guy knows he’ll be swimming in money by marrying her. He doesn’t care if she’s a size 30.

Rose on

I like her, but her boobs are to big for her small frame . She needs to lose some of the boobs and she will look pretty on her wedding day.

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