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Ricki Lake Mourns the Death of Ex-Husband Christian Evans

Ricki Lake Mourns the Death of Ex-Husband Christian Evans

Ricki Lake is speaking out to mourn the death of her ex-husband and “soulmate” Christian Evans.

Christian passed away after a life long struggle with bipolar disorder, Ricki revealed in her Instagram post.

“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,” Ricki wrote in her post.

Click inside to read the rest of Ricki Lake’s emotional note…

“He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder,” she added. “For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you. 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.”

We send our thoughts and condolences to Ricki and all of Christian‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Liz

    All due respect, no one dies from bipolar disorder. You live with it but it doesn’t kill you unlike heart disease or diabetes. Is this her way of saying he committed suicide because he had this condition? the real cause of death was not revealed in her post.

  • Christine

    All due respect, it’s her statement, and maybe she didn’t want to mention that.

  • Danelle Joseph

    As you are a stranger, perhaps she doesn’t want to share those details yet…

  • writergeek313

    It’s her way of saying it’s none of our damn business. She’s grieving. She shouldn’t be expected to reveal all the details.

  • lucie2cute

    Could of been the meds did it or something Very sad .So sorry for your Loss Ricki Lake may he rest in peace !!!!

  • Autumn

    Trying to hide the truth is stupid, the man had a severe mental illness and committed suicide. And if she loved him so much why was he her ex? She’s just looking for publicity.

  • Autumn

    Bipolar meds don’t kill you, he killed himself, which is very sad, but perpetuating the stigma by not talking about it, she is doing a huge disservice to his memory.

  • Sheila Minor

    My thoughts exactly. I don’t think that they’re ready to say “suicide” publicly yet. Just my guess…

  • Effy

    “And if she loved him so much why was he her ex?” Wow. I’m going to refrain from belittling you here, but you can love someone and it DOESN’T work out, so you break up. An ex husband or wife will always play an important role in ones life no matter how many years go by.

  • Effy

    Agreed. I don’t understand why people have such a fascination with the cause of death of celebrities. They are not your friends or family, you don’t need to know their personal lives.

  • AndreainAtlanta

    I take it you’ve never lost someone close to you. The body isn’t even cold and you think she’s “perpetuating the stigma” for releasing a simple, emotional statement, rather than turning her grief into a teachable moment.

  • 😼HH😼

    IF this man was a “soulmate’ he would not have been an an “EX”. Not being with is proving he was not soulmate. You would have been there to help and assist and not leave their side.

  • AndreainAtlanta

    I’ll go ahead and belittle Autumn. She seems to have learned all she knows about psychology from teen magazines.

  • Gina

    Well I can’t imagine that it’s easy to be married to someone who is bipolar. For all we know it could have been his decision to end things in order to spare her anymore pain. You don’t know the details.

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  • Do Tell

    Looking at his T-shirt, I’m going to assume that he was probably somewhat a spiritual person. Absent from the body is present with the Lord… and at peace. Prayers for his loved ones.

  • Patricia Brady Chamberlain

    My brother passed away on Sept. 2,2016. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1988 and had to be taken care of from that time on. It took 2 or 3 years of changing his medications before they finally figured out which medication and dosage was best for him. But bipolar disorder was not the cause of his death, COPD took his life. I had the same thought that Liz did in her comment, no one dies from this disorder. I can’t help but wonder what caused the death Ricky Lake’s ex-husband too. I also think that once she posted about it she opened it up to being our “damn business.” Otherwise why post at all, why not keep it to herself. It may be that in her state of sorrow she overlooked a more lengthy explanation, that’s completely understandable. There is nothing wrong or morbid about wanting to know the rest of the story.

  • Casey C

    That is an incredibly simplistic view. yes, people should support the ones they love but there IS a line. at some point it can become hugely detrimental to your own mental and physical health to be with someone. My mother is bipolar, it was not controlled, she was aggressive, rude, abusive and eventually I had to put myself first. love is not enough. why does someone have to potentially endure abuse, harm, and fear because someone else is constantly coming first? You also have no idea if she ended it or him. it could have broken her heart to leave him but it might have been what HE wanted. its not your life, you don’t get to judge

  • Casey C

    That is an incredibly simplistic view. yes, people should support the ones they love but there IS a line. at some point it can become hugely detrimental to your own mental and physical health to be with someone. My mother is bipolar, it was not controlled, she was aggressive, rude, abusive and eventually I had to put myself first. love is not enough. why does someone have to potentially endure abuse, harm, and fear because someone else is constantly coming first? You also have no idea if she ended it or him. it could have broken her heart to leave him but it might have been what HE wanted. its not your life, you don’t get to judge

  • Casey C

    That is an incredibly simplistic view. yes, people should support the ones they love but there IS a line. at some point it can become hugely detrimental to your own mental and physical health to be with someone. My mother is bipolar, it was not controlled, she was aggressive, rude, abusive and eventually I had to put myself first. love is not enough. why does someone have to potentially endure abuse, harm, and fear because someone else is constantly coming first? You also have no idea if she ended it or him. it could have broken her heart to leave him but it might have been what HE wanted. its not your life, you don’t get to judge

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  • Jay Last

    Actually, your ignorant comment shows no respect at all.

  • Suzanne Barrow

    Yeah, because who cares about her own mental health, right?! It doesn’t matter if the reality of trying to support a mentally ill person is too much for some people, she should have completely ignored her own needs and martyred herself for him.

    And that’s assuming that she’s the one who wanted the divorce in the first place. Bet you never even considered the fact that HE might have been the one to push HER away, did you?

    STFU. And I say this as someone WITH a mental illness. Seriously. Take your head out of your ass, shut your mouth, and next time, think before you speak.

  • Peter Solomon

    how do you die from bipolar disorder?

  • Peter Solomon

    Well Ricki Lake posted it for the whole world to see, so yea it’s our damn business! You and your moronic comment lol!

  • Peter Solomon

    exactly we don’t need to know so why the hell post it? You and Liz should go and make some lemonade lace with arsenic and drink it.

  • Peter Solomon

    uhm no, otherwise he won’t commit suicide.

  • Peter Solomon

    Right, so why share at all? Moron,

  • Peter Solomon

    Exactly, so hypocritical to say “The world didn’t understand this man, but I did” Yea right, he’s your ex! trying to be relevant again.

  • Effy

    Wow an internet bully. I take it Valentines was spent alone and with your hand?

  • Andy Jackson

    I agree.No one dies from Bi-polar.Depression, if the person is suicidal or other causes not revealed.My father is Bi-polar for 40 yrs and much older and still enjoying life as it were.

  • 😼HH😼

    Here is a real neat idea, stfu yourself. A soulmate knows how to care and support and would do and get the support that they need. And thank you for telling us about you being mentally ill. Probably explains your warped view on the soulmate concept. If you were half as smart as you thought you were you would know that. Instead you pull down your pants and expose your stupidity for everyone to see asshat. You think a soulmate is someone that like the same color and pizza. A real soulmate would even tell you how stupidly moronic you sound. God, you are such a clusterfuck a on legs aren’t you. I have no time for your stupid.