Sherri Shepherd on Surrogate Drama: 'It's Very Painful'

Sherri Shepherd on Surrogate Drama: 'It's Very Painful'
Sherri Shepherd
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09/17/2014 AT 06:15 PM EDT

While Sherri Shepherd has kept mostly mum on the legal battle with ex-husband Lamar Sally over newborn baby L.J., born via surrogate on Aug. 5, the former View co-host is speaking out to pal Wendy Williams.

During an appearance on William's daytime talk show on Wednesday, Shepherd wouldn't elaborate on the details of the drama, but did confirm she's still at odds with her ex.

"We can't say anything about that," she told Williams. "I have a lot of lawyers and I'm in court right now and it's very public and it's very painful."

Sally talked exclusively to PEOPLE in an interview where he claims that he and Shepherd, 47, agreed to have a child via surrogate – using Sally's sperm and a donor egg, after doctors found that Shepherd's eggs were not viable – within a year of their 2011 wedding.



Sally then claimed that six months into the surrogate's pregnancy, Shepherd wanted out.

"You know for me, I'm not Tori and Dean," Shepherd explained during the show, after Williams told the audience they couldn't speak about the surrogate situation. "I don't get paid to talk about my life, so when people Tweet me I always say, 'Go to Wendy, she knows what's going on. You can ask Wendy about my life.' "

The former couple is due back in court Oct. 2 in Pennsylvania for a pretrial hearing.

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