Longtime fans of The Bachelor will remember Shayne Lamas; now 29 years old, she won season 12 of the ABC show. She's also a mom of a 3-year-old daughter with husband Nik Richie.
In the latest issue of Closer Weekly, she shared that Shawna Craig is "not just my stepmother. She's like a soul sister. She's an angel that blessed my whole family, including my father."
Shawna, who is only a touch younger than her stepdaughter, is the fifth wife for Falcon Crest star Lorenzo Lamas, Shayne's dad. Shawna told the mag that she never wanted a baby of her own.
Last February, Shayne lost a baby boy when her uterus ruptured during pregnancy, and she was forced to have an emergency hysterectomy. But now she is having another boy.
"It is weird. Somebody else carrying your baby is weird," Shayne revealed. "But I lost my son, and now Shawna is carrying [another] son. I have just been given the biggest blessing in the whole world, and I will always be grateful."
Last week—exactly a year following her loss—Shayne posted an Instagram photo of her baby wearing angel wings, along with the caption, "I might not carry you in my arms, but I will always carry you in my heart."
Photo courtesy of Instagram/ShayneLamas