*Jessica Bartholomew (Sherri Shepherd‘s surrogate) is blasting the comedian/actress/talk show host for neglecting her child. And now Bartholomew is struggling financially to support the baby.
Bartholomew claimed Shepherd wants nothing to do with baby Lamar Jr. (who doesn’t carry any of her DNA) since she’s going through a messing divorce with Lamar Sally.
Sally and Bartholomew claimed Shepherd gave up on the marriage before the baby’s due date. And now the surrogate is listed as a “noncustodial parent” on the birth certificate.
Not only is she a “noncustodial parent,” but the state of California is pursuing her for child support. She opened up to Inside Edition.
“It’s affected me a lot. I am now listed as a noncustodial parent in California,” she said. “I have a child support case coming against me now.”
She added, “Because [Sherri Shepherd] doesn’t want to be a part of the baby’s life, I have to pick up all the slack with my name being on the birth certificate, a noncustodial parent, medical bills. I’m still considered the mother of a child that’s not mine.”
She told Inside Edition that she is very angry with Shepherd who hasn’t contacted her about what’s happening and for leaving her out in the cold.
“She would call up and check on me during the pregnancy in the beginning,” she said. “At the 20 week appointment, she seemed very excited. She was going to see the baby for the first time…I didn’t see any warning signs right away.”
Watch the interview below: