Sherri Shepherd: The View’s Sherri Shepherd to Wed in August

January 5, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Sherri Shepherd of 'The View' is to wed in August. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Sherri Shepherd of 'The View' is to wed in August. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
The View’s co-host Sherri Shepherd, 43, is engaged to television writer Lamar Sally, Shepherd’s representative told Us Weekly.

The couple was engaged on Dec. 26 after returning home from a San Diego trip. One of Sally’s best friends had decorated the Los Angeles home with lights, put a hat and Santa beard on Shepherd’s dog, and mixed the ring box with a bowl of M&M’s chocolates, according Us Weekly.

Before asking Shepherd, Sally first got permission from Shepherd’s 5-year-old son, Jeffrey.

The couple, who has been together for over a year, plans to marry in Chicago in August 2011.

Shepherd plans to share details of her engagement when ABC’s The View returns on Jan. 10 after the holiday break, according to a post on the show’s website.