Sherri Shepherd is known for being funny — very funny. However, the 52-year-old actress and comedian needed a moment to vent her frustrations about certain circumstances in her life, doing so on Instagram on Wednesday.
She spoke about everything from the struggle to stay gainfully employed in the industry to being a single parent and being expected to financially provide for a number of people, including her “baby daddies.”
“So much transition in my life I feel like my head is spinning… everything seems a little off… a lot of no’s being thrown my way… being told I am a ‘tough sell’… raising my very moody teenage son by myself… (if you see his dad tell him his son’s mother needs a little help)… child support payments to two baby daddies… gotta stay employed bc if I don’t the entire house of cards will collapse,” she said. “family far away… needed by many and only able to help a few… always hustling… I never stop grinding… always making you laugh but sometimes behind the smile… holding onto the promises of #jesus for dear life… taking my pain and making it funny at a comedy club…”
Thankfully though, Sherri has found solace in the support of her friends as well as in exercise.
“so thankful for friends that are holding me down bc at this moment I am careening,” she said. “If you had told me last year that working out would help my mind, I would’ve laughed hysterically – but it’s true… working out takes me to a peaceful place. But even in the midst of uncertainty I know that God is in control. Just have to breathe.”
Sherri followed up her thoughts with hashtags to further illustrate her feelings, including “#singlemommingsucks,” “#jesustakethewheel” while simultaneously trying to be positive with “#youcantbreakme,”and “#godwontgiveyoumorethanyoucanhandle.”
The former The View co-host has son Jeffrey with ex-husband Jeff Tarpley, and she also has son Lamar Jr. with ex-husband Lamar Sally, who was born via surrogate in 2014. She isn’t involved in the latter child’s life outside of financial commitments.
She spoke in 2018 about the fact that both her exes expect financial assistance from her and have even formed a friendship while simultaneously fighting against her in court.
“I wish everybody the best. I have moved on. I’m happy,” she said to Wendy Williams. “I still have to pay child support but I have chosen to keep going. It’s rough, because, like I had to go to court the other day and both the husbands were there. Both of them were sitting there and I was just like, ‘Lord, I am really getting tested today.’”
“They go to court together, Dumber and Dumb A–,” she added. “They are friends. And I guess they both commiserate over the fact that they’re not living in my blessing anymore.”