Sherri Shepherd, the 43-year-old American television personality and co-host of 'The View', is set to marry her writer boyfriend LAMAR SALLY after the couple became engaged over the festive holiday, reports US Magazine. The pair are set to tie the knot in August 2011, in Chicago.
As they travelled home from a trip to San Diego, Sally's close friend decorated their home with lights, placed a Santa beard and hat on the couple's dog and hid the all-important ring in a bowl of M&Ms. After arriving home, the television writer then proposed to his bride-to-be, but not before asking permission from Shepherd's 5-year-old son Jeffrey. The View host posted a picture of herself with Lamar on her Twitter page today (5th January 2011) and thanked her online followers for their kind messages, saying, "Thank you for the well wishes! Kept it secret so long because I wanted my relationship to be strong before I went public"
Shepherd has also worked as an actress, and starred in the sitcom 'Less Than Perfect' as well as making numerous appearances on '30 Rock'. She was previously married to the comedian JEFF TARPLEY, but the couple separated in 2006 and divorced three years later.