When co-host Raven-Symoné mentioned wanting kids, Shepherd joked, "Girl, I got one or two you could have of mine"
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Sherri Shepherd learned a month ago that she would be held legally responsible for the child she had via surrogate with her ex-husband Lamar Sally. And on Thursday’s episode of The View, she didn’t hide her displeasure with the decision.

After Shepherd glowingly discussed her 10-year-old biological son Jeffrey, co-host Raven-Symoné said to the panel, “I want a baby so bad. I’ve wanted one since I was 15.”

Shepherd barely took a breath’s pause before replying, “Girl, I got one or two you could have of mine.”

As Shepherd, 48, previously announced on her Instagram, the episode was filmed in mid-April, just two weeks after the unprecedented court case reached its end and Shepherd was officially declared the mother of – and therefore financially responsible for – the 9-month-old son Sally claims she planned to raise with him before having a change of heart.

The uncomfortable quip was just the start of shots Shepherd fired at Sally, 44, during her return to The View (she left late last summer to focus on the divorce proceedings).

Shepherd further addressed the contentious split in the following segment, about heeding friends’ advice.

“I actually feel like, if I had listened to my best friends, I wouldn’t be having … a million attorneys in my life right now,” she explained.

“My best friends told me … all the stuff that I’m going through now, all the best friends who told me, ‘Sherri, don’t do this,’ … especially Whoopi Goldberg. She was one who came to my room every day and was like, ‘Here’s the red flags.’ ”

At the time, Shepherd admits she didn’t react well “when every single one of my best friends told me there were warning signs. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I thought it was a conspiracy.”

Despite the pointed joke at the top of the hour, Shepherd noted: “The wonderful thing about best friends is, they don’t hold it against you … They welcomed me back with open arms.”