Sherri Shepherd: I Lied About My Wedding Dress Size

06/08/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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

Fresh from taking a turn as a bridesmaid, Sherri Shepherd is gearing up for her own walk down the aisle. Shepherd and her fiancé, 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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anne on

wow you all are bitter! not everyone can be size 5.i bet you all are single too. don’t hate the player hate the game.

Jon on

Happy well deserved Birthday goes out to Gabrielle Giffords, etc.

Amy on

This woman has no class. She is loud,abrasive and annoying. I remember reading how she talked about all the abortions she has had. Ugh.

Debbbb on

OMG Starr Jones little sister!…NUFF SAID!

Debbbb on

@Susay Diamond..IF you work out hard you can loose weight in the breast area! But if you don’t then you are right, you are going to look even fatter with HUGE boobs! I’m a size 4 from the waist down but a size 10 (due to huge boobs)from the wasit up. When I worked out hard I went down to DD’s and was much healthier looking! :-)

jacque on

Remember what happened to Star!!! Sherri should keep all information about her weight and her wedding to herself and her family.

Jon on

I wish Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic the best in Hosting Miss USA! Happy Early 60th Anniversary goes out to it! Sorry to hear Anne Hathaway gave Stuntman a Black Eye, and that Rachael Ray hasn’t slept in a year because of her Doggie, etc.

Loretta on

Something isn’t adding up. A wedding dress is custom made. You don’t walk in & say “Order me a size 6 dress”. They take your measurements & order based on that.

Lisa on

Loretta, not all wedding dresses are custom made. Some stores you order a size, it comes in and then they tailor it to your figure.

She has less than two months to go before the wedding, and she’s just starting on the South Beach diet and hitting the gym? Sounds like she needs a huge reality check–she should have been doing the diet and gym LONG ago!

Loretta on

Lisa, Do you really think that Sherri is getting an off-the-rack dress? I dunno. Even if they do just order your size & tailor it, I’ve never heard of them not measuring first. Liability would be huge on that because there can be such a difference in sizes between designers/manufacturers.

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