"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd had a low point in her life when she was "sleeping with a lot of guys and had more abortions than I would like to count," she told Precious Times.
Shepherd, 41, also told the black Christian women's magazine that "my sister was heavy into drugs, and we would have to go and get her from crack houses. I felt if someone killed me, it wouldn't even make a difference."
It wasn't until converting to Christianity that the talk show host found her way.
"God showed me that it would make a difference," said Shepherd, who said that faith helped her through a rough divorce from Jeff Tarpley, whom she says cheated on her and got another woman pregnant.
Shepherd also said it's hard to talk about religion on the popular ABC show.
"Oh, sometimes I say, 'Lord, Juanita Bynum or Joyce Meyer [popular televangelists] would be so good at this table. They could lay hands on Barbara Walters and get her saved.'"