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Sherri Shepherd is keeping things in perspective.
TV writer Lamar Sally filed for legal separation May 2, requesting custody of their unborn baby, which they'll welcome via surrogate this year. Ten days later, Shepherd filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences." The View co-host had not addressed her marital or custodial issues publicly until Tuesday.
"I know that you cannot grow without pain," Shepherd told E! News 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. And also, 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."