‘I vow to continue loving you’: Ricki Lake says she’s finally in ‘the happiest place in my life’ after remarrying following the suicide of her ‘beloved’ ex-husband Christian Evans and reveals tattoo dedicated to him

Ricki Lake says she is in the ‘happiest place in my life’ after remarrying following the death of her ex-husband.

The television host, 54, was married to jewelry designer Christian Evans from 2012 until 2015.

Christian, who suffered from bipolar disorder, died by suicide on February 11, 2017.

Moved on: Ricki Lake says she is in the ‘happiest place in my life’ after remarrying following the death of her ex-husband

Appearing on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, she also revealed a tattoo dedicated to him of his wedding vow, that reads: ‘I vow to continue loving you’.

She explained: ‘My beloved husband passed away from suicide and bipolar five and a half years ago, so this was his wedding vow to me that I found on the stationary after he died.

‘It’s not only a message from him but it’s a message for me to continue loving myself.’

Tragic: The television host, 54, was married to jewelry designer Christian Evans from 2012 until 2015. Christian, who suffered from bipolar disorder, died by suicide on February 11, 2017

Tragic: The television host, 54, was married to jewelry designer Christian Evans from 2012 until 2015. Christian, who suffered from bipolar disorder, died by suicide on February 11, 2017 

Tribute: Appearing on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain, she also revealed a tattoo dedicated to him of his wedding vow, that reads: 'I vow to continue loving you'

Tribute: Appearing on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, she also revealed a tattoo dedicated to him of his wedding vow, that reads: ‘I vow to continue loving you’

Ricki remarried her current husband this year to lawyer Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021.

Speaking on Christian’s death and where she is now, she said: ‘That relationship and that loss was definitely the darkest period of my life. 

‘But through it so many gifts have come out of it, I’m now remarried and now I’m very much in the happiest place in my life.’

Loved-up: Ricki remarried her current husband this year to lawyer Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021

Loved-up: Ricki remarried her current husband this year to lawyer Ross Burningham in a magical backyard wedding, after they got engaged in February of 2021

Opening up on Christian’s illness, she said: ”I didn’t even know what bipolar was, when he first told me I didn’t understand a manic episode or a psychotic break. 

‘It was the darkest time of my life. I have so much empathy for mental health – its made me a better person.’

Elsewhere in the chat, Ricki spoke about her talk show, Ricki Lake, which aired from September 1993 until May 2004.

Dark times: Speaking on Christian's death and where she is now, she said: 'That relationship and that loss was definitely the darkest period of my life'

Dark times: Speaking on Christian’s death and where she is now, she said: ‘That relationship and that loss was definitely the darkest period of my life’

She said: ‘I was 23 years old when I did the pilot. Back in the 90s there were only two or three shows and ours was the one everyone came home from school watched.’

She added: ‘I don’t think that kind of show could exist today. Everybody today is so delicate about being decisive. It’s a different animal today, everyone has that immediacy on Twitter.

‘You can’t really be taught to do that kind of job. People relate to me, I’m the girl next door. I loved it.’

Ricki has two children, Milo, 25, and Owen, 21, who she shares with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman.

90s: Elsewhere in the chat, Ricki spoke about her talk show, Ricki Lake, which aired from September 1993 until May 2004

90s: Elsewhere in the chat, Ricki spoke about her talk show, Ricki Lake, which aired from September 1993 until May 2004

Mother:  Ricki has two children, Milo, 25, and Owen, 21, who she shares with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman

Mother:  Ricki has two children, Milo, 25, and Owen, 21, who she shares with her ex-husband, Rob Sussman

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