Sherri Shepherd of 'Precious' Celebrates 50th Birthday with Chic Swimsuit Photos
Sherri Shepherd from 'Precious' flaunted her figure in a cut-out bikini as she celebrated her 50th birthday with an empowering message.
"50ssssss...what a road it has been to get here. So many bumps and bruises along the way but I made it!"
The bumps and bruises Sherri hinted at included her public child support battle with the fathers of her children, a divorce, and raising her autistic son, Jeffery Charles Tarpley, as a single mother. One fan praised her for her perseverance and shared:
"Your bumps & bruises have been nuggets of knowledge which you've passed on those who love you and need you."
As she celebrated her milestone, Sherri shared a picture of herself in a blue and white cut-out bikini that perfectly showed off her figure.
In her caption, she proclaimed, "thank you, Lord, I made it! Happy Birthday to meeee." Reality star Jennifer Williams joined Sherri's fan in wishing her a happy birthday.
In 2019, she joined supermodel Ashely Graham in posing for the brand, Swimsuits for All. She admitted that it was a dream come true to be modeling at her age.
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I never thought when I made the commitment to my son Jeffrey to get my health together and get off #sugar that an opportunity of posing for @swimsuitsforall would happen. From the moment I got on the #beach @supermodelemme @ashleygraham & @taralynn hugged me and made me feel like a #supermodel. This #photoshoot was truly a dream come true and to you ladies over 40... please remember nothing is impossible if you focus and commit to the work♥️ God has not forgotten you. He sees those desires and dreams you have hidden deep in your #heart . I hope my #journey inspires you to commit to your health and face those #fears #joy #swimsuits #jesus #dreamsdocometrue #pinchme #bestphotoshoot #bestdayever (#hair @jstayready_ thanks Jay for making me so pretty ♥️ @ shout out to @blackketogirl for getting me swimsuit ready ) #lovetheskinyourin #stepoutofyourcomfortzone
Sherri revealed that Jeffery was the motivation behind her decision to lose weight a focus on her health. It was a commitment she admitted to thinking that she would never achieve.
In celebrating the experience, she shared images from the photo shoot, and said that she hoped her weight loss journey would help inspire other people to commit towards making improvements to bettering their health.
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Joined a group of ladies for a 50 push-ups in 31 days challenge. I’ve gotten to 20... 30 more to go. It’s amazing how powerful the mind is... it pushes you to go beyond your comfort zone. But when you go past your comfort zone, that’s where you’ll find the blessings! #pushupchallenge #workinghard #sherrishepherd #singlemom #teamhealthy #pushyourself
Sherri has kept her commitment to staying fit as she rang in her 50th birthday with a push-up challenge. She has been able to do 20 push-ups but hopes to reach 50 within the next 31 days.
The comedian shared her surprise in being able to achieve the challenge and said her mental willpower helped push her past her comfort zone in order to stick to the workout.