Ricki Lake has announced via Instagram that her ex-husband Christian Evans has passed away February 14.
"It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed", she wrote to her 72k followers. "He succumbed to his life-long struggle with bipolar disorder".
The 48-year-old actress said that Christian died at the age of 45 having "succumbed to his life-long struggle with bipolar disorder". Ricki also called on people who have lost a family member or someone close to mental illness.
Lake separated from Evans in October of 2014 and filed for divorce the same month citing irreconcilable differences.
Ricki Lake's devastating post was published on her Instagram and Facebook account Valentine's Day, She called him her soul mate which was very interesting since they divorced after being married for just two years. "He's everything to me", she told People in 2011.
Evans during the divorce proceedings claimed that Lake defrauded him while negotiating their prenuptial agreement and tried to set it aside. She described the jewelry designer as a "normal guy".
Despite the allegations, the American star appears to have never stopped caring for him, opening up about her respect and love in the heartbreaking post.
Ricki's message about her ex-husband is just so hauntingly handsome we can't even imagine what she must be feeling right now.
Lake was previously married to illustrator-bartender Rob Sussman from 1994 to 2004. During the time she met Christian, Ricki couldn't help but gush over her new love.