Sherri Shepherd Gets Engaged

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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Sherri Shepherd Gets Engaged

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Sherri Shepherd is engaged.

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Sherri Shepherd is engaged.

A rep for "The View," the show Sherri co-hosts on ABC, confirmed to Access Hollywood on Tuesday that she is engaged to TV writer Lamar Sally.

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Lamar proposed to Sherri over the holidays – on Dec. 26 – according to the star's rep.

"Upon arriving back to Lamar's home in Los Angeles from a trip to San Diego, Sherri was surprised to find their accommodations had been decorated with lights by one of Sal's best friends, her dog was wearing a Santa beard and hat, and, in the middle of a dish of Sherri's favorite, but forbidden, M&M's (she is diabetic), was a tiny little box," Sherri's rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

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Lamar will be the second man in Sherri's life. "The View" lady has a young son, 5-year-old Jeffrey.

Lamar asked Jeffrey first before proposing to his ladylove of more than a year — he also sweetened the deal by giving Jeffrey a Michael Jackson Wii game, the rep said.

The couple will wed in August in Chicago .

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While Sherri hasn't Tweeted about the news, she will address the subject when "The View" returns with live episodes next week on Jan. 10.

People was first to report the news.

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