Sherri Shepherd usually manages to stay out of the news
. The last time I can remember anything slightly controversial is when she went off on Barbara Walters a couple of years ago backstage at The View because Sherri was convinced that Barbara arranged with the producers of DWTS to kick Sherri off and get back to her day job. Did that make the news? I don't remember. In any event, the past week has been pretty bad for Sherri. Her current husband filed for divorce and wants sole custody of their unborn child. Adding fuel to that fire is that prior to the divorce filing, Sherri's first husband filed papers to try and get sole custody of their 9 year old special needs child who he says he is really far behind everyone else because Sherri is an awful mom and spends too much time away from the child and hires nannies just to watch him and nothing else. In the filing obtained by TMZ, Jeffrey Tarpley claims that because of Sherri's schedule their 9 year old son is far behind other students in his class and can't even tie his own shoes. He suffers from low self-esteem and to make matters worse doesn't know how to wash himself properly so hygiene is a problem which further isolates him at school. Sherri is fighting to keep custody but with all that money she is making you would think she would hire people to take care of her son who can do more than just babysit. Even if she can't be there, she can hire someone to help him and get him up to speed.