Ricki Lake mourns death of ‘soulmate’

Josephine Rozenberg-Clarke

Former talk show host Ricki Lake has taken to Instagram to reveal the sad news of her ex-husband Christian Evans’ passing.

The couple met in 2009 and were married from 2012 until 2015, when they divorced. Although they were no longer married, Ricki paid tribute to her ex, who she describes as her "soulmate".

The couple (pictured in 2011) met in 2009 and eloped in 2012. Source: Getty

“It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed,” the 48-year-old wrote. Christian, a jewellery designer, suffered from mental illness.

Ricki took to Instagram to report Christian's passing. Source: Instagram

A cause of death has not been released, with Ricki simply saying that he “succumbed to his life-long struggle with bipolar disorder.”

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“For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you,” she continued.

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“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.”

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline 13 11 14, Mensline 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

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