Ricki Lake’s ex-husband, Christian Evans, dies at 45 after struggle with bipolar disorder

Ricki Lake’s ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died.

He was 45.

The former jewelry designer was suffering from bipolar disorder, Lake, 48, revealed in a heartfelt social media post Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. The world didn’t understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you,” Lake wrote on Instagram.

“I am a greater person for having known him and spent the past 6 and a half years of my life with him. He was a man of love and what mends my broken heart today is knowing that he is finally at peace and his spirit is free. Rest in peace, my love.”

Lake and Evans got engaged in August 2011 and eloped the following April.

By October 2014, they separated. Lake filed for divorce on Oct. 29, citing irreconcilable differences.

Christian Evans, who married to Ricki Lake in 2012, has died. (DAVID LIVINGSTON/GETTY IMAGES)

Ricki Lake Shares Touching Note After Death Of ‘Soulmate’ Ex-Husband Christian Evans

Ricki Lake confirmed Tuesday night that her ex-husband, Christian Evans, has died.

The actress and TV personality shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself and Evans alongside a touching caption.

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed,” she wrote, explaining that Evans died after a struggle with bipolar disorder. “The world didn’t understand this man, but I did,” she added.

Lake and Evans began dating in 2010, the actress told People. The two got engaged in the summer of 2011, and eloped in April 2012. In 2014, Lake filed for divorce from Evans, citing irreconcilable differences.


Ricki Lake's ex-husband has died after struggle with bipolar disorder

Actress and former talk show host Ricki Lake has revealed that her ex-husband has died at age 45 after a lifelong battle with bipolar disorder.

Lake shared the tragic news Tuesday by posting a photo of the two of them on Instagram, with the caption, "It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed."

She continued, "The world didn't understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you."

Lake, 48, wrote that she is a "greater person" for knowing her ex and spending "6 and a half years" with him.

"He was a man of love and what mends my broken heart today is knowing that he is finally at peace and his spirit is free," she added. "Rest in peace, my love."

They were engaged in August 2011 and eloped in 2012. Lake separated from Evans Oct. 9, 2014, and she filed for divorce a week later, citing irreconcilable differences.

Lake was previously married to Rob Sussman, and they have two sons named Milo, who is 19, and Owen, who is 15.

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