Lorenzo Lamas’ Much Younger Wife Announces She’s Pregnant… with His Grandchild (We’ll Explain)

Lorenzo Lamas Much Younger Wife Shawna Craig Pregnant

Lorenzo Lamas Much Younger Wife Shawna Craig PregnantAge gap mar­riages can some­times cause ten­sion in the fam­ily, espe­cially when the younger woman is so close in age to the older man’s own daugh­ter. But one famous fam­ily is prov­ing that it doesn’t have to be a neg­a­tive thing—in fact, they’ve found a bizarre way to make an age gap mar­riage work to their advantage.

Back in April 2011, actor Lorenzo Lamas, who always had an affin­ity to much younger women, mar­ried his fifth wife, Shawna Craig (pic­tured left). Their 29-year age dif­fer­ence meant that Lorenzo Lamas’ new wife was actu­ally one year younger than his old­est daugh­ter, Shayne Lamas. Nat­u­rally, you’d assume that she would have an issue with her father mar­ry­ing some­one younger than her, but Shayne gave them her bless­ing and even attended the celebrity couple’s wed­ding in Mex­ico. “They are both really excited and seem very much in love,” she said at the time about their quick age gap marriage.

Fast for­ward to 2014. Shayne Lamas revealed that she and her hus­band were expect­ing their sec­ond child, but trag­i­cally lost the baby 20 weeks into her preg­nancy. After per­form­ing an emer­gency hys­terec­tomy, doc­tors told her that she would never be able to have kids again. This is where things get inter­est­ing. Remem­ber her father’s age gap marriage?

Well, Shayne Lamas later announced that they were expect­ing a baby again, this time via sur­ro­gate. And the woman car­ry­ing their baby is none other her 28-year-old step­mother, Shawna Craig. “[Shawna is] an angel that blessed my whole fam­ily, includ­ing my father,” Lamas told Closer Weekly, adding, “I have just been given the biggest bless­ing in the whole world and I will always be grateful.”

Although Shawna had no inter­est in hav­ing any kids of her own (thanks to her age gap mar­riage, she’s already a step­mother to Lorenzo Lamas’ six kids from pre­vi­ous rela­tion­ships), she’s happy to help her step­daugh­ter. “I’m happy to be preg­nant. It’s the best thing in the world.”

So long story short, don’t under­es­ti­mate the pow­ers of an age gap mar­riage. And never assume it’s always going to rip a fam­ily apart. In this case, it’s brought them all closer together, albeit it in a less-than-normal way. But what­ever works!

Fenno, C., “Lorenzo Lamas Mar­ries Wife No. 5,” PopEater web site, May 1, 2011; http://goo.gl/sQdN8.
“Shayne Lamas Reveals Step­mother Shawna Craig Is Her Sur­ro­gate,” TooFab web site, Feb­ru­ary 18, 2015; http://goo.gl/SyeF5s.
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