Ricki Lake is opening up about the death of her ex husband Christian Evans after he committed suicide in February. It was not public knowledge that Christian had committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound before this interview.
Christian struggled with bipolar disorder and she told People that she wants to help others who are struggling. “I have to spread the word about recognizing this disorder and getting treatment as soon as possible. Christian didn’t want to be labeled as bipolar, but he admitted he was in the note he left. That was him finally owning it. That was him giving me permission to tell his story.”
“We never fought, we never had an argument. He showed up for my kids,” Ricki said of her two sons, Milo, 19, and Owen, 15, from a previous relationship. “He was this quiet force that was just all about love and goodness and wanting to help people.”
“I didn’t know what the hell hit me, because I didn’t know what it looked like, so I didn’t see it coming,” Ricki said of his bipolar disorder. “For me, someone who has lived with him for four years and seen how hard it was for him to get out of bed and be excited for things, I saw him starting to be happy. It presented initially as him being motivated.” Ricki continued, “It was horrific. He just wasn’t the person I had been with for four years.”
“I am going to try my best to honor him by living a full and happy life,” she added. “I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I’m an optimist….I never stopped loving that man. I’m so lucky I got these beautiful years with him.”
Our continued thoughts are with Christian‘s loved ones.
Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe, who appeared on Chris Soules‘ season of The Bachelor and then went on to choose Shawn Booth on her own season of the show, made a shocking reveal on Twitter this week.
A fan wanted to know why Bachelor‘s Chris and now, Nick Viall, were allowed on Dancing with the Stars, but she hadn’t been asked.
“Actually I was offered it, had the contract & Mike Fliess told me I wasn’t allowed.He said he didnt want people wanting fame after his show,” Kaitlyn wrote. Mike is the creator of The Bachelor and Bachelorette.
Kaitlyn received many responses including, “@kaitlynbristowe that’s just messed up!,” “@fleissmeister @kaitlynbristowe years later? Why you gotta be sexist?,” “exposing that ridiculous double standard!,” and more. Needless to say, Mike got dragged by her fans after Kaitlyn made this reveal.
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Amanda Seyfried and her fiance Thomas Sadoski teamed up to honor their The Last Word co-star Shirley MacLaine!
The 31-year-old pregnant actress and the 40-year-old actor hit the stage at ArcLight Sherman Oaks to present Shirley with the The KCET Cinema Series Lumiere Award at a special ceremony held on Tuesday (February 28) in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
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“I am incredibly honored to be the recipient of the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award,” Shirley said in a statement. “THE LAST WORD is written mostly from the point of view of a woman born in the 1930s, when women were not considered a force in business. If she wanted to be successful, she had to throw her weight around. That’s what this character does, but she’s funny at the same time. She knows that she has irritated a lot of people during her lifetime, but she wants to be remembered well. It’s also about two women who reveal things that they never would have even dared to look at before. And it’s because of their prodding of one another they are able to do that. Each learns how to know herself.”
In case you missed it, check out the official trailer for The Last Word here!