The word on the street is that Sherri Shepherd and Johnny Gill are getting cozy…really cozy.
An alleged friend of Sherri’s revealed to the Daily Mail that the new couple met back in June when Johnny performed with New Edition on The View and they’ve been seeing each other ever since.
‘Sherri is a big New Edition fan and was excited to have them at the show. But she and Johnny really connected and exchanged personal contact information,’ a source at the show reveals.
Things continued from there. Johnny also flew into NYC to be with Sherri during the taping of her last episode of The View on July 31st. Bell Biv DeVoe, a break-off trio from New Edition, was one of Sherri’s guests.
‘Johnny stayed off camera because they want to keep the fact that they’re dating low key. But he was there to celebrate her farewell from the show and she was happy he was with her,’ the source explained.
Not only has Johnny been flying out to see her, he’s also flying HER out to see him.
‘She flew out to see him in Houston, Virginia Beach and Los Angeles. She enjoyed being out on the road and enjoyed getting to know him,’ according to the friend.
That night she was in Houston, Johnny tweeted:
‘you’re the best, I had so much fun hanging with you, love love love you!!!’
“Sometimes you need friends who make you laugh…Thank you @RealJohnnyGill for a crazy night!…”
The friend says that the two are very much into each other, but Sherri’s looking to take things slow.
‘She enjoys having a man who can actually take care of her. He picks up the check at dinner and takes care of her flights. He’s financially secure and that’s very appealing to her,’ the source added.
With everything that Sherri has going on with her divorce, we can’t fault her for finding a bit of a distraction — even if that distraction is Johnny Gill.
Get your life, Sherri — but don’t get too caught up too fast!