The View Co-Host Sherri Shepherd Engaged

When new episodes of The View resume on January 10, 2011, the hot topic of the day will no doubt be the betrothal of co-host Sherri Shepherd.

The day after Christmas the ABC talk show star discovered that she had one more gift to open when she returned home to a light-decorated abode, her canine companion in a Kris Kringle hat and beard, and– nestled within a dish filled with colorful M&M’s– a small box which held her future.

According to The View‘s web site, prospective groom Lamar Sally–who became a part of her life more than one year ago after an introduction by the fiance of Niecy Nash, Jay Tucker — knelt on one knee to propose after getting the okay from her 5-year-old son, Jeffrey.

Currently making plans for their walk down the aisle, the host of GSN’s The Newlywed Game will become a newlywed herself in August 2011 when she says “I do” at a Chicago venue.

A Twitpic photo of the happy couple:

Photo Credit: Twitpic

Sherri Shepherd shows off her engagement ring on The View in the following clip from CelebTV:

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