Sherri Shepherd Shows Off Her Engagement Ring on 'The View'

01/10/2011 at 12:29 PM ET

Sherri Shepherd Shows Off Her Engagement Ring on The View Donna Svennevik/ABC

The View returned Monday for its first live show of 2011 with something very special to celebrate — co-host Sherri Shepherd’s engagement, and the big diamond ring that went with it! With a large grin, Shepherd, 43, flashed the custom-made 2-carat sparkler to the cheering audience, as her fellow co-hosts offered their congratulations. She then explained how L.A.-based TV writer Lamar Sally, whom she met through friend Niecy Nash, had endeared himself to her — and to her 5-year-old son Jeffrey. “For Christmas, he had a present for Jeffrey — it was a game,” she said. “And he said to Jeffrey, ‘Can I marry your mom?’ And Jeffrey’s like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah, I want to play with my game!’ And he got on one knee, and he said, ‘Mrs. Shepherd, would you be my wife?’ And I said ‘yeah!'” It was on one of Sally’s recent visits to New York that Shepherd realized the depth of his connection to her son. “Jeffrey goes, ‘Mommy, I want Sal to take me to church, not you. Only Sal,'” Shepherd recalls. “And they walked hand in hand down the block to church. And I just said, you know, this man not only loves me, but he adores my son. And my son adores him.” She also joked that Sally had difficulty getting back up after proposing on one knee. “It was hard,” she said. “My baby, he’s 6 feet 6 inches, 250-plus pounds. I mean, I got him from Detroit.” –Tim Nudd

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Kanesha on

I too saw the HGTV holiday special and the only thing I can add is – Run Sally run! To be put on the spot on national TV is setting yourself up for disaster. Not feeling the happiness for her, sorry.

Lynn on

wonder how long she’ll stay married THIS time?

ELC on

I wish her well and now I hope she leaves the show so I can watch it again. Personally, I can’t stand her. She is loud, abrasive and acts like a
pig whenever there are food episodes. Ever since she came on the View-she is the least favorite and honestly I just can’t take her. May be with a new show and a new husband to be-she’ll vacate the seat-I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Jon on

Congrats to Olympian, Jennie Finch and Her Husband, on Expecting Their 2nd Child! Also, Congrats to Rizzoli & Isles Star, Sasha Alexander and Her Husband, Leonardo Ponti, on The Birth of Their 1st Child and Son!

Jon on

I liked The VIDEO, congratulations, so nice to hear!

Ms Smith on

@ALC I wonder how many people would watch a show with you on it? Reading the comments by some of you makes me think that you all believe that your opinions matter. If you can’t say anything kind, don’t say anything at all. Geesh. Where is the civility in our society?

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a davis on

She did ask that man to marry her on hgh show.He said that she was pressurin him to set a date.

a davis on

she did ask him to marry her on hgn.

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