You might also know that, at her wedding, which was filmed for a TV special on Style Network, her mic pack slipped down the back of her dress. It had to be retrieved by lifting the dress and Shepherd cried out, "No I have no panties on!" (One of her bridesmaids thought she was shouting "My pancreas! My pancreas!")
So it may come as a surprise that there are still some things you probably don't know about "The View" co-host's recent wedding, as we found out recently when we sat down with her. Below, Shepherd's best-kept wedding-day secrets.
"The View" airs weekdays at 11 am EST on ABC, and you can also see Shepherd as host of GSN's "The Newlywed Game" weeknights at 7 pm EST.
1. I left a lot to the planners
Sal had never been married before, so he was more of the person that was into the details. I was more, 'Tell me where I'm supposed to show up and what time and can I have a pretty dress?'
2. The only thing I wanted was the bridal party dance
I said, 'Elizabeth, you are going to do a robot solo.' Rehearsing for that dance was probably the only time they thought they were seeing s side of Sherri they'd never before. I was like, 'You all buckle down and get this damn dance because it's going viral and I refuse to do any less than that.'
3. The best moment with my husband was working on the dance
The man is supposed to lead. Sal kept saying, 'You're not letting me lead!' And I said, 'I don’t know how to follow a man!' Elizabeth said, 'What a metaphor for your marriage.' That was the best time because in the end I allowed him to lead me, and it worked out very well. But it was a tough thing getting there.
4. My bridesmaids had me up until 3 in the morning the night before
My bridesmaids and I were in our pajamas and they were telling me how much they loved me. It was like they were saying vows to me. They gave me a jar full of handwritten notes with advice and they said, 'Pull out these notes for when you're feeling like, 'Why did I get married?''
5. For my first wedding, I rented my wedding gown
We did it at one of those old clubhouses that old people meet at. It smelled like feet. They bought in about 20 cans of Glade air freshener before everyone came in. This wedding to Sal was really my dream wedding. It had all the bells and whistles, every element I've ever wanted.
6. I didn't want anyone near me who would make me cry
For my first wedding, I cried all the way down the aisle. My fake eyelash came off. My nose was red. My eyes were swollen. I'm not one of those pretty criers. This time I said I want wedding pictures before the wedding and I don’t want anybody around me to make me cry. Sal's mother wanted to give me her wedding ring, and it was this touching moment right before I was supposed to walk out the door. I thought, 'You've got to be kidding me, this emotional moment now?' I held it in, I blinked a whole bunch and I mouthed to my bridesmaids 'Get her out of here.'
7. Celibacy was harder on me
Sal used to play football. He's got discipline. He shut it down. We went to Grenada before we got married, and I was horny as a loon and I'm chasing him around the hotel room saying, 'We can make a mistake!' And he was like, 'Jesus is in Grenada too!' Many, many times I was like, 'Why did I say this?'
8. My son, Jeffrey, walked me down the aisle
When a dad walks his daughter down the aisle, it’s symbolic. I did that the first time. But I have been grown a long time taking care of myself. I felt it was really important that when Sal turned around, not only was he was getting me but that he was getting that six-year-old as well. When my son took my hand and put it in Sal's, it was saying, "I'm trusting you to protect my mommy, and me.'"
9. My shoes were six inches
My husband is 6'6 and I'm 5'1: that's a big height difference. My heels were almost 6 inches. I was in so much pain by the end of the night, bunions hurting, corns hurting, heels hurting, calluses everywhere.
10. I got vajazzled, but the crystals didn't stay on that well
I loved it. They put little Swarovski crystals on what I call my little sister. I got it done about three weeks before the wedding. It was in the shape of a little bowtie. By the time it got to Sal, it looked like a broke down butterfly. But that was my little gift to him.