Sherri Shepherd Is Engaged!

Celebrity Body Jan. 4, 2011 AT 4:37PM
Sherri Shepherd Is Engaged! Credit: Ethan Miller/

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The View's co-host Sherri Shepherd, 43, said yes to television writer Lamar Sally, her rep confirms to

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The couple of more than a year became engaged on December 26 after returning from a San Diego trip. And the proposal was definitely a romantic one: Upon their arrival, Sally's friend had decorated the home with lights, put a Santa beard and hat on her dog, and hid the ring box in Shepherd's bowl of M&Ms.

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Before asking for his love's hand, Sally asked permission from Shepherd's 5-year-old son, Jeffrey.

The couple is planning an August wedding in Chicago.

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