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It’s Getting Messy: Sherri Shepherd’s Ex-Husband Jeffrey Tarpley Files Paperwork Asking For Full Custody Of Their Son…..Citing Poor Parenting On Sherri’s Part! [Details]


Oh no..just when things are starting to get real messy with Sherri Shepherd and her current estranged husband Lamr Sally’s divorce Sherri’s first/ex-husband is jumping into the saga. has learned that Jeffrey Tarpley, Sherri’s ex-husband, has filed an emergency request to modify the couple’s current custody arrangement.. wanting full physical custody of their son Jeffrey Jr because he thinks she’s a terrible mother.


Tarpley claims Sherri’s non-stop work schedule — “The View,” “The Newlywed Game,” various TV acting roles, book tours, films — has caused her to neglect their son completely.

Sherri Shepherd is a terrible mom who woefully neglects her 9-year-old special needs son — he can barely write, reads at a 2nd-grade level, and can’t tie his shoes — so claims the boy’s father, who’s now gunning to rip custody from “The View” host.

Jeffrey claims Sherri regularly leaves their son with “unskilled nannies” … as a result, he’s falling way behind in school, suffers from low self-esteem, and has to use Velcro shoes because he can’t tie laces.

It doesn’t end there … Jeffrey says Sherri also hasn’t taught their son how to properly care for himself, so hygiene has become an issue.

Jeffrey says he desperately wants to help, but his hands are tied because he lives in California and Sherri lives with their son in Jersey. He says he has no time during his short visits to undo all of Sherri’s bad parenting … so he wants Jeffrey Jr. with him full time.

Sherri filed her own docs in response, claiming Jeffrey’s an absentee dad who deserves no part in his son’s life. The judge denied Jeffrey’s emergency request, but set a hearing in July to settle the beef.

FYI, Jeffrey filed his papers BEFORE Sherri’s current husband Lamar Sally (photo below) filed for separation.

As we reported, Lamar wants custody of his and Sherri’s unborn child … so Jeffrey’s arguments could hurt her on both fronts.

For their children’s sake, we hope all parties involved can work out this mess and move on with their lives.

Stay tuned!

Photo Credit: Sherri Shepherd

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