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The View's SHERRI SHEPHERD, who also happens to host The Newlywed Game is getting hitched, say sources!
Sherri is hoping for an extra special gift under the Christmas tree this year - an engagement ring!
The View star and Newlywed Game hostess with the mostest, 34, has been dating L.A.-based writer-teacher Lamar "Sal" Sally since the summer, and now expects to be a bride-to-be in the New Year.
"Sherri has been wanting Sal to ask her to marry him since the two hit it off earlier this year and attended some awards shows on the west coast," said an insider.
Sherri - the divorced, single mother who has a 4-year-old son Jeffrey -- has been talking about finding a new husband since she's been on the The View, but comic pal Niecy Nash helped the actress-talk show host's dreams come true.
"Niecy saw two great single people who seemed perfect for each other, and couldn't help but play matchmaker for Sherri and Sal," explained the insider.
The happy couple is currently celebrating the holidays together in Sherri's new New York brownstone apartment.
And when Sherri and Sal recently appeared on an HGTV Christmas decorating special with family and friends, Sal revealed that Sherri had been pushing him to set a date.
"She'll just have to wait to see what's under the Christmas tree," he divulged
With a little help from St. Nick, wedding bells may soon be a-ringin'.
-- PATRICIA SHIPP in Los Angeles
Special to NationalENQUIRER.com