Lawrence Shepherd

by doveclove Sun May 23 2021 Updated On Sun May 23 2021
Lawrence Shepherd

Lawrence Shepherd is the father of Sherri Shepherd, an actress, author, and comedian. 

He worked in a restaurant and also as a church deacon. 

Married and Divorce

He was married to LaVerne Shepherd several years back. The couple has three children together.

 Among their three daughters, Sherri is the eldest.

Lawrence Shepherd with his daughter Sherri Shepherd
Lawrence Shepherd with his daughter Sherri Shepherd  Source: Instagram

Lawrence and LaVerne separated after several years of marriage. In 1991, his ex-wife, LaVerne Shepherd died. 

Lawrence Shepherd wife LaVerne Shepherd with his daughter Sherri Shepherd
Lawrence Shepherd wife LaVerne Shepherd with his daughter Sherri Shepherd  Source: Instagram

Daughter ex-husband Accuses of Being a Bad Mother 

She was married to Jeff Tarpley in 2001. In April of 2005, the couple had a son together, Jeffrey

Lawrence Shepherd daughter Sherri Shepherd with his ex-husband and son
Lawrence Shepherd daughter Sherri Shepherd with his ex-husband and son  Source: Pinterest

They separated in 2010, and Jeff demanded full custody of their son. 

Tarpley accused her of neglecting their son and being too busy with her work. 

He said that she would leave their son with unskilled nannies. 

He claimed that she deprived him of the love and affection a child needed and unable to provide him with a nurturing environment.

In 2014, Shepherd was able to keep the physical custody of her son and said that she was a wonderful mother despite the accusations made by Jeff

Daughter Second Marriage

She met Lamar Sally through their mutual friend Niecy Nash. They got engaged on December 26, 2010

He proposed to her with a 2-carat diamond ring worth of  $20,000 on Christmas day

They got married in Chicago in August 2011. She wore a white Rivini gown which was custom made. She also had a floor-length veil for the bridal look. 

The couple got separated in May 2014 and fought for the custody of their unborn child. 

They welcomed a son in August 2014. The son was born through surrogacy, and he was conceived using a donor egg, so Shepherd does not have a biological connection.

Sherri Shepherd with her ex-husband  Lamar Sally
Sherri Shepherd with her ex-husband  Lamar Sally  Source: Pinterest

After the divorce from her husband, she hoped that she would not have to bear a legal and financial connection to her son, but the court denied this, and she had to pay $4,100 in monthly child support. 

She also pays child support for her firstborn son with Jeff.

Recently, when Sally requested an increase in child support, the judge denied which was a huge victory for Shepherd

She tweeted that she was tired of paying for two of her son’s child support, and the situation was very unfair for her. 

And she added she works 15 hours a day minimum and has worked hard for her family.

About Daughter and her Weight Loss Journey

Sherri was born on April 22, 1967, in Chicago, United States. She started her career with a sitcom Cleghorne as Victoria Carlson

In the 1990s, she worked in many sitcoms, and in 2002 she appeared in Less Than Perfect, playing the lead role of Ramona Platt.

She also had a sitcom about her own life Sherri which had one season in 2009.

Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd  Source: Instagram

Sherri, who weighed 197 pounds in 2012, showed off her incredible weight loss on Instagram

After years of struggling with obesity, she revealed her new sexy body by losing 20 pounds

She wrote that her goal was 15 lbs, but she lost 20. She did this so her son Jeffrey could have a healthy mother.

She revealed that she had relied on bad carbohydrates and sugar, but now she has a good relationship with her diet. 

She encourages her fans and followers to join her for a healthier lifestyle. 

She replied to her fans, saying she has completely avoided sugar, pork, dairy, and alcohol and is doing keto also. 

She also has teamed up with  Healthy Wage for her weight loss.

She has also started pole dancing for fitness. She shows off her progress through Instagram videos and writes to her fans to take risks and do something scary and new.

Net Worth and Income Sources 

Lawrence Shepherd net worth is unknown. His daughter’s net worth is $12 million, and her income source is acting.

Net worth$12 million
Income sourceActing 

Age, Weight, and Height

  1. He was born in 1947 in the United States. His current age is 74 years.

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