'Falcon Crest' actor Lorenzo Lamas files for divorce from Shawna Craig, his fifth wife
Craig and Lamas got married to each other back in 2011 after only a few months of dating. The wedding ceremony took place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Lorenzo Lamas - who has been married five times before - is out to make a record it seems, especially when it comes to getting divorced. The 'Falcon Crest' actor has separated from his fifth wife, 'Second Wives Club' star Shawna Craig as per reports. According to the court documents obtained by US Weekly, the 60-year-old has already filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Friday, June 29.
It comes amid reports that the couple, who'd been married to each other since 2011, called it quits several months back. In fact, he didn't post a single picture with her ex in recent months.
Lamas listed their date of separation as June 6, 2016.
Craig had married Lamas in 2011, only after a few months of dating. Their wedding ceremony took place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Their relationship was subjected to public scrutiny, ever since Craig appeared on the first season of 'Second Wives Club' in 2017, where she opened up about their relationship and her husband's finances on television; something she believed could be more relatable to the audience.
She said, “I think the way that was put together, I didn’t really say it exactly the way it came across. It is definitely an issue because he’s got three kids that are still young and he’s taking care of them… but I think a lot of people go through that. Sometimes finances are great, sometimes it’s hard. I think that’s really relatable. There’s no shame in struggling… I think that’s just life.”
During the show, she also spoke of how they first met; both, at the time, were dating someone else. "Lorenzo had said, ‘Oh, I would love to, but I have a girlfriend.' So it was kind of an awkward transition. I thought we could be friends," Craig recalls.
She recalled the day, they bumped into each other and how the 'Falcon Crest' alum mustered up the courage to make the first move. She remembers how he asked her out. ‘Well, you have a girlfriend and I would never do that," she had politely turned him down. He said, "I actually broke up with her because it wasn’t a serious relationship. I wanted to be honest with you and start things off properly with you. That’s all buttoned up now and I would like to take you out."
Speaking about the big marriage proposal, Craig revealed at the time, “He showed me the ring. And I said, ‘Oh, no, no, no,'” adding, “I mean, it had only been three months… [but] we were engaged for a little over a year and then got married in Mexico. It was great.”
Although this will mark as Craig's first divorce, Lamas has been previously married to Victoria Hilbert from 1981 to 1982, Michele Cathy Smith from 1983 to 1985, Kathleen Kinmont from 1989 to 1993 and former Playboy playmate Shauna Sand from 1996 to 2002.
But Craig said that Lamas' past had hardly any effect on her decision to get married to him. She did not even think twice about all the financial troubles that the former actor had been experiencing, which ultimately forced him to take up a career as a commercial pilot.
“No, it didn’t make me question anything because he’s such an honest, good person and my best friend, first and foremost,” she explained. “[But] it did bother me. I just felt like he had spent all of his time, energy, and resources on these people who I didn’t really feel had his best interest at heart and didn’t love him as much as I love him unconditionally."
She also added, "So it would always make me sad that he struggled with his finances… I thought, ‘I wish our lives had started off easier where we can have fun and enjoy each other' instead of, from the very beginning, be stressed with all the things that come along with being with Lorenzo. But that’s something I’ve always struggled with. It has gotten better in the last year or so, but… I would get very sad about it and I cried. It was hard."
Craig doesn't have any kids of her own, but she lovingly took up the new role of being a stepmom to all his Lamas' six children. She even accepted to be Lamas’ eldest daughter Shayne and her husband Nik’s surrogate in 2015.
“I never wanted to have children of my own. I always knew I wanted to help in some form,” Craig once said. “I started out as an egg donor and I did that many times. And all the couples were able to have children because of it. I thought, ‘I’m not going to be doing egg donations for much longer, I would love to carry a child.”