Sherri Shepherd has spent the better part of the year embroiled in a nasty divorce with her estranged husband, Lamar Sally. But even though her love life has been in the dumps for some time, rumor has it that Shepherd has found love again in R&B singer Johnny Gill.
According to the Daily Mail, Shepherd and Gill met on June 25 when Gill performed with his band New Edition on “The View.”
“Sherri is a big New Edition fan and was excited to have them at the show. But she and Johnny really connected and exchanged personal contact information,” a source at the show reveals.
According to a source, Shepherd and Gill began dating each other long distance and that Gill even flew Shepherd out to see him on tour with New Edition.
“She flew out to see him in Houston, Virginia Beach and Los Angeles. She enjoyed being out on the road and enjoyed getting to know him,” according to the friend.
Afterwards, the two tweeted each other, saying how much they enjoyed each other’s company.
Gill then flew in to New York City to support Shepherd when she taped her last episode of The View on July 31, which featured Bel Biv Devoe as Shepherd’s special guest.
“Johnny stayed off camera because they want to keep the fact that they’re dating low-key. But he was there to celebrate her farewell from the show and she was happy he was with her,’ the source explained.
Sources claim, though, that Shepherd wants to take things slowly with Gill.
“She enjoys having a man who can actually take care of her. He picks up the check at dinner and takes care of her flights. He’s financially secure and that’s very appealing to her,” the source added.
Neither Gill nor Shepherd have confirmed the report, so we’ll have to wait and see just how true this rumor is. – nicholas robinson