TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Shayne Lamas, Nik Richie

We Named Our Son

After He Died

2/19/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0218_nik_richie_shayne_lamas_tmz
Shayne Lamas
and husband Nik Richie not only tragically lost their 20-week-old unborn baby last week ... Nik was put through one of the most heart-wrenching moments a father can bear -- having to name and hold the baby after it died.

TMZ broke the story ... Shayne suffered a rare pregnancy complication last week and underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her life and stop the massive bleeding.  In the process, she lost her baby.

Nik tells TMZ ... a few days after the baby died, a social worker from the hospital, along with someone involved in the religion affiliated with the hospital, came to him and asked if he wanted to know the gender of his baby.  He said yes, and they told him the baby was "a beautiful boy."

But then Nik says, he was asked if he wanted to view his son to get closure.  Nik says he nervously obliged and was taken to a room where his son lay.  Nik says they asked him to hold the baby while they prayed.

But it wasn't over.  Nik was then told he needed to name his child so they could fill out a birth certificate.  Nik, who was overwrought with emotion, told them he always wanted a son named Rex, so he named the boy Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.  He chose Jagger because of Mick.

Nik says he's glad he got to see his son but it was the hardest thing he's ever done.

As for Shayne ... Nik says she doing better but -- after a medically-induced coma and a cardiac arrest scare -- she's still in ICU and in danger.

Nik wrote a letter to his son, that he asked us to share.

0218_NIK_RICHIE_sub_doc2

209 COMMENTS

No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments
1.

EggsOverEasy    

Condolences..

196 days ago
2.

Snyderwife    

This is heart wrenching! I don't care for this man, but no person should ever have to experience the loss of a child. My prayers for this family.

196 days ago
3.

Clytemnestra    

Really, really tragic outcome. Sincerest sympathy for everyone.

196 days ago
4.

LDB    

sad

196 days ago
5.

Clytemnestra    

Jesus, I just read the letter...what a heart-breaker.

196 days ago
6.

JLS    

Terribly sad and I'm sorry for their loss. That said, NOBODY can make you hold a dead child and then name it for a birth certificate. Most people do not do this when the hospital asks. If he wanted to give his son an identity, they could have simply named him. I don't think authoring a letter and then giving to the media is a good thing.

196 days ago
7.

Lv2cjps    

He asked to share the letter??? Jesus Christ isn't ANYTHING sacred anymore??? WTF!

196 days ago
8.

Snowbunny64g    

Nik karma is a bitch

196 days ago
9.

Retail Queen    

When you lose a baby at any stage it sticks forever. The further along you are, the harder. We were only a few months along and had little outfits picked out for our "son". We assumed boy because we both really wanted one. Had a name ready for him. Ill never forget the pain and calling my husband because something was wrong, it hurt too bad for cramps. It happened so fast at home and I had to scoop his remains and take them with me to the hospital for "testing". My next (3) pregnancies I could not stop worrying until past 5 months and we have 3 healthy beautiful sons now, 7 years later. Dont care for his dirty website, he's a daddy who lost his first son. Give the guy a break please his wife is not even cleared yet to survive.

195 days ago
10.

romba    

"Rare pregnancy complication" is the latest euphemism for cocaine overdose. The kid is better off.

195 days ago
11.

Cool Papa    

Nik Richie aka Hooman Abedi Karamian is a predatory con man and a charlatan. If you've been duped by his lies, you need to wise up but quick.

195 days ago
12.

AL415    

Who loses his unborn child and almost loses his wife the same week, yet has time to call TMZ from the ER and give them the exclusive on his letter to his dead kid.

This is tragic, but it's disgusting what fame whores these two are. Nik really will do anything for clicks.

And the irony is ripe when Nik makes money posting **** like this on his site:

http://thedirty.com/2011/08/this-is-some-messed-up-sht/

195 days ago
13.

Larvey Heaven    

I don't give a flying phukk how much money your aunt made on the internet!
A man who runs a naming and shaming website lost his baby! . .

195 days ago
14.

billybob    

Phony pathetic liars, this was an abortion!!

195 days ago
15.

PitBullLover    

putridly sick of fools naming their kids jagger
what was the bfd about mick anyway

195 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web