Sherri Shepherd: I Lied About My Wedding Dress Size

06/08/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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Fresh from taking a turn as a bridesmaid, Sherri Shepherd is gearing up for her own walk down the aisle. Shepherd and her fiancĂ©, Lamar Sally, were both in Niecy Nash’s wedding to Jay Tucker last month in Malibu. “They introduced Sal and I,” Shepherd told PEOPLE at the Samsung Hope for Children benefit Tuesday in New York. “Two years later, we’re still together. They’re going to be in our wedding, as a matter of fact.” With less than two months left until their big day in August, Shepherd and Sally are busy planning. The View host says she just picked out her wedding dress, a “beautiful, just gorgeous” gown by Rivini. “I started on the South Beach Diet because I gave them my fantasy size, so I now got to get into it,” Shepherd said. “Elisabeth told me to tell the truth but I lied. So I’m going to the gym and starting Zumba tomorrow.” The couple’s next stop is Los Angeles, to rehearse some dance moves with their wedding party. “We’re all going to do a choreographed dance to a Chris Brown song,” Shepherd said. “Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a robot solo. She does a very sexy robot, so I cannot wait to get that going!” They’re also busy learning to do the Samba for their first dance and setting up appointments with vendors, like a cake tasting at Sylvia Weinstock. Shepherd’s son Jeffrey, 6, will be walking her down the aisle. “It will all be great!” she said, but is she having any countdown jitters? “Yes, I’m very nervous. It’s the second time — I want to do it right!” So to unwind in their downtime, Shepherd said, the family watches “a lot of sports” for fun. “I don’t know anything that’s going on, but it makes Sal happy,” she said. “So I sit there and smile.” —Asher Fogle


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Kari on

Good luck Sherri!I was able to lose 50 pounds before my wedding on the myfreedomfit plan and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. Now, instead of looking at my wedding photos and cringing, Im proud of myself for what I did and it makes me enjoy them that much more. I hope she can do it as well..

Cindy on

I don’t think it’s ever a good idea to lie about size when ordering such an important dress. Even if she dumps enough weight to wear it , it likely won’t be in a healthy fashion.Why make yourself sick before your wedding? Besides, with the resources avaiable to her I’m sure it wouldn’t be a big deal to have it tailored to fit.


I really don’t care for this woman. There is something about her that irks me to no end. Having her house redone by HGTV leads me to believe she is following in Star Jones’ footsteps. But why shouldn’t she…she has the entitlement attitude. If she wants good luck, then good luck!

lika on

she lost a large amount of weight before and she’s right back to being fat. why does she think that she needs an occasion to lose weight? she’ll look at her pics and say, oh yes, i was thinner for that day, but i’m really a fat woman and this is what i really look like. i should have looked like that on my wedding day. you’re not looking your best, you’re looking fake. yes, i lost 10 pounds, but it was mostly because i was too busy to eat.

Karolina on

I wish her luck….only eating well and exercise will do it. I cut my portions, cut out junk food and I do a 1/2 hour circuit training six days a week and the week literally fell off. There no gimmick to losing weight, but just to be consistent and stick wiht it despite whether you want to or not.

me on

Sherri Shepherd is one of the world’s dumbest women. Obsessed with her weight and looks, and thinks the world is flat and 6,000 years old. What man could a respect a dope like her enough to want to marry her? Get a woman with some intelligence.

me on

What gets me about this woman is that she is a Type 2 diabetic and doesn’t take care of herself. She has been diabetic FOR YEARS and she’s STILL fat. There is no excuse for that. Add to this fact that she is a paid endorser for a product called Dreamfields Pasta, which she markets to diabetics and has been proven TOXIC to diabetics. She’s an entitled a$$.

jenn on

I don’t know of any bridal store that would order a dress without taking measurements so no matter what her fantasy size is – I think Sherri’s dress will fit.

suzy diamond on

No matter how much weight she loses she STILL looks fat to me ALWAYS! I just think for her height she is WAY, WAY, too top heavy and will always look fat for that reason. I know she thinks having huge breasts is attractive but NO. Just too, too, big!.

Sandy on

Wow, people are just so mean and quick to judge. It’s funny how people hide behind their computers and say hateful things about a person they really don’t know. I think most women want to look their best on their wedding day, and she’s no different. Good luck with your goal.

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