When you think of a veteran series monogamist, think of the famous American actor and martial artist Lorenzo Fernando Lamas, who is popularly known as Lorenzo Lamas by his fans. He is known for his role in the 1980 soap opera Falcon Crest, in which he was cast as Lance Cumson – the handsome grandson of Angela Channing.
The role earned him a nomination for the Golden Globe Award as best supporting actor in a series, a mini-series or a TV movie. Lorenzo is also famous for his interesting love life; the man has been married five times and has had four divorces. Since he is barely sixty years old, one can wonder if his marriage to his current wife Shawna Craig would be his last.
His Parents and Early Life
It was on January 20, 1958, when the popular American actor and martial artist arrived as the son of Arlene Dahl, a Norwegian-American actress, and Fernando Lamas, an Argentinean actor.
It is also common knowledge that Lorenzo is also the stepson of Esther Williams, a popular movie star and swimmer who married his father when Lorenzo was just 11 years old. As fate would have it, Esther Williams died sometime in June 2013 at the ripe old age of 91 in Los Angeles, California. Lorenzo described her on Twitter in his farewell message as the best swimming teacher and soul mom. Interestingly, Lorenzo’s birth mother and stepmother were both friends with the famous actress Jane Wyman, and it happened that Jane Wyman, who knew Lorenzo from birth, will later play with him on Falcon Crest.
Lorenzo Lamas Spouse (Wife)
The story of Lorenzo’s love life has remained a mystery to many people. His first foray into marriage was with Victoria Hilbert in 1981, but the marriage lasted barely a year; it ended in 1982.
Afterward, it was the turn of his personal publicist Michele Cathy Smith. The couple married in 1983 and had two children together – Alvaro Joshua “A.J.”. (son, 1983) and Shayne (daughter, 1985). The marriage of Lorenzo and Michele lasted only three years, they separated in 1985.
The man married a different star, Kathleen Kinmont, for the third time. Kathleen is a daughter of Lorenzo’s Falcon Crest co-star Abby Dalton; they got married in 1989, this time the marriage lasted four years – they were divorced in 1993.
About three years later (1996), the popular actor took a fourth wife, Shauna Sand, who became Playboys Playmate of the Month in May 1996. He and Shauna have three daughters – Isabella Lorenza (2001), Victoria (1999), and Alexandra Lynne (1997). The marriage lasted six years since Lorenzo filed for divorce in October 2002. He even obtained a restraining order against Shauna after he claimed that she had physically attacked him in the past.
After the drama with sand, the actor was briefly engaged to Barbara Moore in 2004. This happened even though his divorce from Shauna was still pending. Unfortunately, Lorenzo canceled the marriage on the eve of the wedding because he did not agree to a wild party that Barbara had with her friends.
He married his current wife Shawna Craig on April 30, 2011, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after five months of courtship. Lorenzo reportedly said he would change his name to Lorenzo Lamas-Craig, as his former wife Shauna is still officially called Shauna Lamas. The man explained that his current wife’s name (Shawna) and his former wife’s name (Shauna) are homophonic and that his current wife does not want to have a virtually identical full name with Shauna.
Lorenzo’s Daughters and Son
Apart from Lama’s five children from his marriages, the American actor had an illegitimate child with the actress Daphne Ashbrook. Her daughter, Panton Lee, was born in 1988. Later she became an actress and dropped the surname of her father Lamas in favor of the name of her mother.
Lorenzo’s son A.J. Lamas, a model and actor, starred in American Family in 2002, and his daughter Shayne Lamas is famous as the winner of the twelfth season of the relationship reality series – The Bachelor. At the time of writing this report, Lorenzo lived in Beverly Hills with his three youngest children and his wife Shawna Craig.
Not so long ago the news circulated that Lorenzo’s wife Shawna Craig became the surrogate mother of Shayne’s (Lorenzo’s daughter) son.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
It is believed in certain circles that the net worth of the celebrated actor is set at $9 million. But then we couldn’t authenticate the character.
The man had financial difficulties in the past, which caused him to go bankrupt several times. The last report was in 2014 that he had no choice but to declare a debt of $322,000.
His income at the time was zero dollars per month, according to him. He owed $20,000 in spousal support and $285,000 in taxes.