Sherri Shepherd is looking back on her jail stint and acknowledging how this negative situation ultimately wound up teaching her a very useful “life lesson!”
Specifically, she says that—as she served time over unpaid tickets—the experience set her up to be more responsible with paying her bills and fines.
Sherri Shepherd Says Jail Was Basically A ‘Classroom’ For Her: ‘I Learned To Pay All My Bills’
The former The View co-host spoke on the matter during a recent sit-down with Page Six, and Sherri acknowledged how, although she initially didn’t see her jail stint as “a good moment,” she now realizes that it taught her “to pay all [her] bills.”
“Yeah, I went to jail for not paying my tickets. At the time I did not think being in jail was a good moment, but looking back I learned to pay all my bills.”
As a result, she referred to jail as a “classroom,” and she noted that the overall experience was a “life lesson.” After all, people are more apt to learn something after messing around and finding out!
“Jail, that was a classroom… it was a life lesson, and now I pay my bills on time.”
Sherri Maintained A Close Relationship With An Inmate Who Cheered Her On
In addition to acknowledging what jail taught her about paying her bills on time, she also shared a more personal story about her experience behind bars.
Sherri acknowledged how one of her fellow inmates would hype her up when telling others to leave her alone, as she would say, “She’s gonna be somebody.”
“One of the girls in jail said, ‘Leave Sherri alone because she’s gonna be somebody and we are going to be here for the rest of our lives,’ literally that’s what she used to say.”
Shepherd went on to reveal that the woman’s name was Shelby, and she actually attended both of the actress’s weddings. Additionally, Sherri acknowledged how “sometimes people see things in you that you don’t see yourself.”
“Her name was Shelby and she came to both my weddings when I got out. But sometimes people see things in you that you don’t see yourself, and when she said those words, ‘Sherri is gonna be somebody,’”
Sherri continued speaking on the impact of Shelby’s proclamation, as she had “never thought that for [her]self.” As a result, she “just knew that something was going to happen,” and—of course—Shepherd wound up finding fame!
What are your thoughts on Sherri Shepherd’s story about learning a “life lesson” while serving time in jail?