The former The View co-host and actress lost an appeal earlier this year (16) seeking to cut ties with a child born via surrogate following her marriage split.

Sherri separated from her husband of three years, Lamar Sally, in May 2014, while the surrogate was still pregnant. She subsequently declared no interest in the baby, who was born that August (14) and named Lamar, Jr..

The View panellist and Lamar were locked in a legal battle ever since a Pennsylvania judge ruled last year (15) she is the legal mother of the boy, and ordered her to pay Sally child support as part of their divorce settlement.

She challenged the decision, arguing she should never have been declared the tot's mother because parentage is determined by "genetics/biology or by adoption" in the state, but her appeal was dismissed.

Now the star, who is also mum to son Jeffrey from her first marriage to Jeff Tarpley, has now revealed she's moved on from the bitter legal battle and is glad it's all over.

"It feels good that I’m through that and done and able to just smile and just breathe,” Sherri told People. "Being able to have people in this business who were there for me, I don’t know if I could have made it without them."

"Me going through all my public stuff and painful stuff that nobody got to see on my Twitter rants or my Instagram posts, were when Niecy Nash was there holding me as I cried or when Kym Whitley was there for me," she candidly revealed.

And now, Sherri is looking forward to her life after divorce, which begins with the debut of her new TV show Jean of the Joneses later this month (Oct16).

"I moved back out to L.A. and said goodbye to my season in New York and am at The View and back to what I love doing," she shared. "I’m really at peace."