So...Sherri Shephard's ex husband Jeff Tarpley (that's them in the photo in better days), who has been the butt of many of her jokes and who is played by Malcom Jamal Warner in her semi-successful sitcom on Lifetime, is speaking to Inside Edition. In an exclusive interview he says he's tired of her bashing him in her act and well, he's not going to take it anymore. He feels the ridicule is unfair and that it is hurting his family life.
The thing he doesn't seem to get is that if he didn't give her anything to talk about Sherri wouldn't have anything to say. I mean, he's the one who cheated on her (in real life and in the show). What women doesn't have a few snide remarks about a cheating spouse? She is, despite his shenanigans, a talk show host, a comedienne and and actress. Creative people always draw from real life ---present company included. The only reason my ex is not coming after me for mentioning him in my book is because I never gave his name so no one knows who he is! Still, it was my story to tell and I told it.
In this case, although Sherri should have the right to talk about HER experiences any way she wants, she should stop now. Not to spare his feelings. Not to pacify him. But because he is such an unattractive, unconvincing (and obviously , unfaithful) man that any association with him makes her look bad. She's on The View. She's lost 40 pounds. She has her own sitcom. If living well is the best revenge then she's got hers ten times over. She'll be the first one to tell you that she's looking for a new love, baby. I think she'll have a better chance at finding Mr. NOW when she stops bringing up Mr. THEN. She needs to leave her ex where he belongs, in the past, eating her dust!