Sherri Shepherd reveals that prison helped her succeed
Sherri Shepherd he recently talked about his brief stint in jail for not paying for his tickets. Shepherd shared that his experience behind bars was “a classroom” and a “life lesson” that helped him succeed.
Shepherd was indeed successful, especially with her talk show “Sherri,” which replaced the “Wendy Williams Show.” After a first season with guests like Janet Jackson, her talk show has now been confirmed for two more seasons.
Read on to learn more.
Sherri Shepherd says prison has taught her life lessons
Sherri Shepherd says being locked up for a short time helped her career. He spoke to her recently Page six of the eight days he served for a $10,000 unpaid moving violation. This was back in the early 90s, when Shepherd was just starting his showbiz career.
He said, “Yes, I went to jail for not paying my tickets. I didn’t think prison was a good moment at the time, but looking back, I learned to pay all my bills. In prison, it was a classroom… it was a life lesson and now I pay my bills on time.”
Reflecting on his time behind bars, Shepherd mentioned one inmate who protected him because he knew Shepherd was “going to be somebody.” She said the inmate’s name is Shelby, and she attended both of Shepherd’s weddings when she was finally released.
Shepherd added: “But sometimes people see things in you that you don’t see in yourself, and when she said those words, ‘Sherri’s going to be somebody,’ I never thought that in myself. So I knew something was going to happen.”
He recently presented his talk show
Shepherd’s career has only gotten better, especially with her new talk show, which premiered last fall after The Wendy Williams Show ended. Shepherd originally filled in for Williams until it was determined he could not return due to several health issues.
William’s show, which ran for 13 seasons, was then replaced by Shepherd’s talk show “Sherri”. At the time, there was some bad blood from Williams, who didn’t like being replaced.
Williams reportedly said, “I love him, but I’m not going to watch him because I know what he’s going to do and it’s none of my business.” Speaking on Instagram Live with rapper Fat Joe, Williams said, “I love being on my own show and I love that people always love to watch.” Shepherd later commented briefly on Williams, saying, “Wendy’s the queen… There’s something for everybody.”
His show has been renewed for two more seasons
Fox TV Stations has confirmed that “Sherri” will return for two more seasons in 2024 and 2025. Executive producer and showrunner David Perler will work with Shepherd and Jane Murray to executive produce future seasons. Shepherd and Murray have since been photographed at an event called ‘Collabs’ Page six.
Among the guests of the first season were movie star and producer Tyler Perry and singer Janet Jackson. Jackson surprised Shepherd with his appearance on the show, which left the host teary-eyed and emotional. Jackson’s appearance was part of his upcoming “Together Again Tour” promotional tour.
Sherri Shepherd recently shared some throwback photos with her fans
Shepherd recently surprised his fans with two throwback photos on Instagram. The post included two pictures, one showing Shepherd in a multi-colored blazer, jeans, red boots and a huge belt. In the second picture, she is seen in an all-black outfit with a gold-colored hat, a large black belt, and a piece of jewelry.
Pásztor wore the infamous mushroom cut hairstyle in both photos, which made the posts even funnier. Fans flooded the comments section with several hilarious comments about Shepherd’s fashion style at the time. Some fans pointed out that it looked very good for 90s fashion, especially with Wilson’s leather pieces.
The caption read: “Today Sherri threw back the days of sneaking into the clubs in your best Wilson skin. One fan then commented: “Wilsons leather. When you had a Wilsons jacket, you were the shit! I had a blue skin fringe.”