The news comes just three weeks after the show began. Shepherd, who was brought to tears said, "Thank you for letting me live a dream that I've always had."
In addition to fulfilling her dream, she wanted to teach her son, Jeffery, a valuable life lesson. "I want to show my son, you take risks and that way you’ll never have to sit in the corner and watch everyone else take a risk," she told ESSENCE.com "I refuse to be in the corner instead of taking a chance and hating people. I’m going to take a chance even though it’s scary!"
When asked what she would do if she won, she happily replied, "Cry! [Laughs] Because I know how much work I’ve been putting into this and this is something I really wanted to do."
Only time will tell if Gladys Knight, Jaleel White and David Driver have what it takes to win the mirror ball trophy.
Are you shocked Sherri Shepherd was sent home tonight?