01/27/2014 10:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sherri Shepherd's Ultimate Sacrifice (VIDEO)

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, went through a very painful and difficult time with her son Jeffrey, and she shared some of that experience with us.

When her son was in therapy in Los Angeles, Sherri was faced with the tough decision of whether or not she should bring him with her to New York while she pursued her career in acting and hosting. Since her son had developed a strong bond with his therapist, uprooting him from Los Angeles “would have felt like kidnapping him,” she said.

For two years, Sherri would fly between New York and Los Angeles in between tapings of The View to visit her son. “I sat on The View and waved and smiled, and then cried in the greenroom,” she reflected.

After a bitter, two year-long court battle, Sherri finally got custody of her son, and he is now with her in New York. “One day, Jeffrey will realize Mommy did everything she could to provide the best life,” she said.

Order Sherri's book, Plan D - How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes.

For more healthy living tips from Sherri, see the slideshow below:

Tips From Sherri Shepherd

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