Jeff Tarpley is an Actor and the ex-husband of Sherri Shepherd who is an American actress, comedian, author, broadcaster and television personality. Jeff is famous for Cold Cabin (2010), Dead Man on Campus (1998), and King of the Open Mics (2000).

Continue reading the article till the end to know more about Jeff’s personal life including where he is and who he is dating.

Jeff Tarpley Age, Wiki, and Bio

On 4 August 1966, Jeff was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He holds American citizenship. His actual name is Jeffrey Charles Tarpley and has a zodiac sign, Leo. He is currently 56 years old.

Jeff is very private when it comes to his personal life. So, we have no details about his private details like where he went to school, where he lives, his educational degree, his educational qualifications, etc.

He has African American ancestry. Furthermore, nothing is known regarding his early life or academic history.

Jeff Tarpley and Sherri Shepherd Relationship Timeline

Sherri and Jeff walked down the aisle in 2001. They dated for a while before marrying each other.

They were married for a decade and attended almost every event together.

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 Jeff Tarpley and ex-wife Sherri Shepherd flaunting belly bump
Source: NYDailyNews

The couple seemed so happy and in love with each other. However, their happiness did not last forever and they decided to part ways.

Jeff and Sherri got a divorce in 2009 after 8 years of a marital relationship during which they also became parents of a child.

Jeff says that the major reason for their separation was because of her neglectful nature toward her child. He alleged that Sherri did not take care of their child. He said:

“[Sherri] leaves primary responsibility for our little child to inexperienced nannies,”

She neglected Jeffrey, denying him access to fundamental educational needs, a supportive and loving atmosphere, and the care he so sorely needed, the author said, blaming her demanding work schedule.

After a year of divorcing Jeff, Sherri later went on to date Lamar Sally, a screenwriter.

In 2010, she was engaged and married to him. Sadly, she also divorced him after being together for four years.

She and Lamar also share a child together and were in a custody battle for their child for a long time.

Jeff Tarpley and Sherri Shephard’s Children

Jeff Tarpley is the father of one child which he co-parents with his former wife Sherri. In April 2005, Sherri gave birth to a beautiful son named Jeffrey Charles Tarpley Jr. He is now fifteen years old.

After the divorce, Jeff and Sherri both have joint custody of their child. Despite having claimed that she was a neglectful mother, Sherri kept physical custody of their son.

She said:

“I stand behind my character and integrity. You can’t hold me down – I’m a wonderful mama. For me, I always make sure Jeffrey’s father is a hero in Jeffrey’s eyes. Because all of the craziness has nothing to do with Jeffrey.”

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Jeff Tarpley and Sherri with their child Jeff Jr
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Besides Jeffery, Sherri also has another child Lamar Sally Jr with her ex-husband, Lamar Sally. She has no contact with him and his father holds the entire custody.

However, Sherri pays both of her ex-husbands’ child support. Apparently, In 2017, she criticized both her exes on Twitter.

During her child custody battle with Lamar, she made a tweet, “How many ex-husbands does it take to get money from a single mom. Two. #dumb and #dumber #getalife #getajob,”.

Who is Sherri Shepherd?

Sherri is a famous television personality who was a co-host of the daytime talk show The View, for which she received multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 2009.

She also appeared in the sitcoms Trial & Error (2017–2018), Mr Iglesias, Sherri, Less Than Perfect, The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001), and Less Than Perfect (2002–2006). (2019–2020). Sherri currently hosts a show, “Sherri”, a daily midday discussion show.

Her book Permission Slips Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break was released in 2009. She appeared in the 14th season of the reality competition series Dancing with the Stars in 2012 as a participant.

Shepherd also hosted the game show Best Ever Trivia Show and played the recurrent character Angie Jordan on 30 Rock.

Sherri Shephard in the frame
Source: Instagram @sherrieshepherd

Sherri Shepherd was born in Chicago, Illinois, to father LaVerne and mother Lawrence A. Shepherd, a church deacon.

Shepherd made her acting debut on television in the 1995 season of the short-lived sitcom Cleghorne!, in which she played Victoria Carlson.

Within years, she has achieved great success and has a total net worth of $10 million as of 2022.

Some facts about Jeff Tarpley

  • Sources tell that it was Jeff who was feeding Sherri pieces of information about Lamar’s custody strategies.
  • Jeff started his career as an actor in the 1990s but gained huge recognition after being associated with Sherri Shepherd.
  • According to the sources, “Sally and his counsel were humiliated as the judge flat out denied his request and politely asked Sally to be seated in the audience, away from the counsel table so he could properly dispose of the matter.”