Actress/TV Presenter Shepherd To Wed Writer Boyfriend

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January 4, 2011 | 9:55pm EST

Actress Sherri Shepherd has joined the 2011 celebrity wedding race after accepting boyfriend Lamar Sally’s Christmas proposal.
The 43-year-old Precious star, who currently co-hosts daily TV talk show The View, pulled out her engagement ring from a bowl of M&Ms on 26 December.

Shepherd and Sally are now planning an August wedding in Chicago, Illinois.

The actress ended her eight-year marriage to Jeff Tarpley in 2009 and has a five-year-old son from that union.