After suffering unimaginable heartache earlier this year, Shayne Lamas and Nik Richie have incredible news to share—the couple are expecting a child via surrogate!
A statement from their rep said while confusing editing on the Couples Therapy reunion, which aired Sept. 3, made it appear that Shayne is pregnant, that’s not the case—though they are expecting!
“Shayne and Nik are thankful to Dr .Smotrich of La Jolla IVF, as he was able to stimulate her ovaries and produce eggs which he converted to embryos,” the release explained.
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“Nik stated, ‘Someone else is carrying our child. Shayne and I are truly excited to expand our family.’”
In February, tragedy struck when the Bachelor alum, then 20 weeks pregnant, was rushed to the hospital.
The doctors performed emergency surgery but their son, who they later named Rex Jagger, was growing outside her uterus and couldn’t be saved. In the process, Shayne underwent an emergency hysterectomy, and she lost her uterus and half her bladder.
In her first interview after almost losing her life, Lorenzo Lamas’ daughter expressed interest about trying to conceive via surrogate—once a pipe dream, which has since miraculously come true!
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“Someone is missing, and I don’t want to have a child to fill that void but I am feeling I am missing something…” Shayne told In Touch in March. “Even though the surrogate could be a long shot—it is a whole process obviously—you have to look at the beacon of hope.”
The couple are also parents to a daughter, Press, 2. Congrats to the entire family on the exciting news!