Lorenzo Lamas’ wife Shawna is four months pregnant with his daughter Shayne Lamas’ biological child.
Shayne sadly had a miscarriage last year, but is now expecting her second child with husband Nik Richie via surrogate (her stepmom). They are already the parents of a daughter, 3-year-old Press Dahl.
Lorenzo and Shawna Craig, 28, who is carrying the child for Shayne and Nik, revealed the news in an interview with Closer Weekly.
Shayne, 29, was devastated after losing her unborn child at 20 weeks in February 2014, after a rare uterine rupture which required a hysterectomy to save her life.
Doctors performed emergency surgery but the baby boy, whom they later named Rex Jagger, was growing outside her uterus and couldn’t be saved. Shayne then underwent an emergency hysterectomy, and she lost her uterus and half her bladder.
Shayne’s stepmother Shawn offered to carry the couple’s child.
Shayne said of the generous gift, “Shawna’s not just my stepmother, she’s like a soul sister. She’s an angel that blessed my whole family, including my father.”
Shawna has no children of her own and married Lorenzo (who became famous on TV’s Falcon Crest) in 2011 on the promise that they would never choose to have future children together.
She said of the experience, “I’m ecstatic to be pregnant. It’s the best thing in the world”.
Lorenzo’s wife, who works for a fertility agency that connects couples who can’t get pregnant with egg donors and surrogates, realized she could help the couple realize their dream of another child.
She explained, “Shayne was really broken [after losing her child] , but she didn’t understand her options. That’s my world – I understood her options”.
Lorenzo, who has six children of his own, said, “My wife is going to give birth to a child that we’re not going to bring home. But it’s my grandchild, so we are going to have a great relationship with him and see him a lot. Our whole family is onboard. I am looking forward to being a grandparent again – we are going to have fun with this little guy”.
Shayne said of the unconventional pregnancy plan, “It is weird. Somebody else carrying your baby is weird. But I lost my son, and now Shawna is carrying my son. I have just been given the biggest blessing in the whole world and I will always be grateful.”
Her husband Nik added, “This new child is a blessing. Someone to strengthen the family.”
Shayne, Nik and the rest of the Lamas family are expecting the baby boy around July 10.
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