'He thought he was a god.' Evans would eventually leave Ricki when he experienced another manic episode in September 2016, and just five months later, the couple spent their final night together.
It would occur just three days before Evans' took his own life on February 11, which Lake admitted tearfully she did not know would be 'goodbye.'She received a final text message from the designer on February 8, in which her ex explained how their night together as 'sacred healing for my heart.'Lake and jewellery designer Evans started dating in 2010 and married in April 2012.
Lake hosted the Ricki Lake talk show for 11 seasons from September 1993 to 2004.
Ricki Lakes' career arc has been unorthodox, to say the least.
It's really an honour to be here to honour him.' Speaking on the panel, the Emmy-winner admitted that she had suffered her 'greatest loss' and described him as her 'twin flame'.
She shared: 'Life goes on I am suffering my greatest loss - he was my twin flame, the only thing other than my two children that matter to me.' Brave: The talk show host was originally due to speak on the ITV lunchtime stalwart and appear on the panel of BBC talent show Let It Shine when she got the devastating news of her former flame's untimely death 'Darkest days': The 49-year-old TV presenter spoke at length about Christian Evans' sudden death in February and admitted that the past seven months have been her 'darkest days' as she deals with the grief Her former partner had suffered with bipolar disorder but Ricki admitted that he also 'had a lot of issues' before he tragically took his own life from a self-inflicted gunshot at age 45. 'I don't have the answers but going through this experience I have so much empathy and compassion for people suffering from mental illness.'Her former partner had struggled with bipolar disorder throughout his life.
She has appeared in the television shows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ugly Betty, Dirt , The Class and Prison Break.
In 2011, she played a goblin in disguise as a faerie in the fourth season opener of the HBO series True Blood alongside Anna Paquin.
She's made documentaries, become an advocate for various causes, been married twice, and had two kids (one whose birth was immortalized on film).Despite his conviction, Janell is standing by her man and plans to marry him when he is released in 2032.Lisa married PJ, another member of the BMF, whose life also came crashing down after his conviction.Ricki, who is also an actress, was married to her husband Christian Evans for five years. Did you see Ricki Lake on Loose Women earlier today? In 2014 she served as a correspondent and producer on the PBS documentary Israel: The Royal Tour, filming and narrating behind-the-scenes footage with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and First Lady Sara Netanyahu.