Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd

It’s been several weeks since The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd’s husband filed for legal separation.  Then news followed her ex-husband is seeking full custody of their nine-year old son, Jeffrey.  But through it all, Sherri remained steadfast showing up to the View set with a smile that masked a lot of pain.

She finally broke her silence telling E News,

“I know that you cannot grow without pain,” she said at the 13th Annual Samsung Hope for Children Gala in New York City. “Growth is hard and growth is a struggle, and it hurts and you’ve got to go through that in order to grow or you stay the same.

I feel as long as you can get up and look up, you have another chance and another chance to make things right. Again, going through all my craziness, I hope that my character and my integrity speaks for me, so I stand behind that.”

“I try to bring my son up to be a kind person,” she said. “I think being kind and being able to forgive [is most important]. You really have to be able to forgive and you have to be kind to one another.”

Hang in there Sherri, this too shall pass.