Sherri Shepherd, the American television personality and co-host of 'The View', is set to marry her boyfriend LAMAR SALLY in Chicago later this year, reports the Los Angeles Times. The couple became engaged on December 26th 2010 after returning home from a vacation in San Diego.
It has been reported that before proposing, Sally had to first get permission from Shepherd's five-year-old son Jeffrey, whom she had with her former husband JEFF TARPLEY. However, once Jeffrey gave this blessing, Sally had a close friend decorate the couple's home and he proposed once they arrived back from their trip. Shepherd's friend Niecy Nash announced the news on her Twitter page, saying, "Yup! It's official. My girl @SherriEShepherd is engaged and I'm starting my new career as a match maker! Who's next?" The television presenter took to Twitter herself yesterday (4th January 2011) and told followers, "Thank you for the well wishes! Kept it secret so long because I wanted my relationship to be strong before I went public".
The couple plan to marry in August 2011, and Shepherd is expected to reveal further details on Monday's (10th January 2011) edition of 'The View'.