It has been a tumultuous year for Sherri Shepherd. The comedienne and actress left The View after seven years as a co-host and joined the cast of Cinderella on Broadway, all while going through a very public divorce from her ex-husband of three years, Lamar Sally. But in the midst of it all, she has managed to maintain her sense of humor and a positive vision for her future. In a recent interview on The Queen Latifah Show, Shepherd opened up about how she’s adjusting to her new single life.
“As long as you can get up and stand up, it’s another chance to get things right. And I’m doing really well,” Shepherd told Queen Latifah. “Now if he (Lamar Sally) would stop talking about it in public I would be doing better. But I’m doing great. I’m moving. I’m grooving. Everything is good.”
Latifah asked Shepherd when she knew it was time to let go of her marriage. She revealed that her decision was for the sake of her son and her own wellbeing. “When your physical wellbeing is [threatened] and I think when your emotional well-being is threatened,” she said. “For me, I have a 9-year-old son who can’t afford to see me laid out on the floor having a nervous breakdown, because I live and everything I do is for Jeffrey.”
Shepherd has also been relying on her faith to keep her strong by praying daily. She’s even back in church and involved in ministry in a way she never expected.
“I used to be able to sit and listen to sermons, now they got me teaching Sunday School!” Shepherd said. “I’m going through a divorce and the pastor was like, ‘You ain’t doing nothing, go and teach Sunday school!'”
Shepherd says she’s doing all the things she used to do when she was single and dealing well with the criticism that has come her way during her second divorce.
“That second time, you’ve got a scarlet letter on your head. They don’t want you around their husbands. I’m like ‘I don’t want your fat, bald husband. And these young guys scare me because these young dudes are trying to hit on me!”
Watch her explain it all with her signature humor in this clip.