Mental Illness Claims The Life Of This Celebrity’s ‘Soulmate’

Actress and talk show host Ricki Lake confirmed that her ex-husband, Christian Evans, passed away. The celebrity shared news of his passing on Instagram, along with a touching tribute to her ex, who she refers to as her 'beloved soulmate.'

Lake shared a beautiful photo of the couple during happier times. Smiling, looking deeply into each other's eyes with their arms wrapped around each other, it's easy to see the two shared a deep connection.

The 48-year-old took to social media to announce the death, and share her feelings about Evans.

"It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed," she wrote. "The world didn’t understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. 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."

The couple first began dating in 2010 and were engaged in 2011. In April of 2012, they eloped. Two years later, Lake filed for divorce, citing 'irreconcilable differences.'

Evans, a 45-year-old jewelry designer, revealed suicidal intentions in disturbing emails to a friend before his death. In one, he said he was in treatment because he was 'less than 72 hours away from taking my life and overdosing on pharmaceutical medications,' according to Radar Online.

In a later one, he shares how he'd been left in financial ruins to pay for treatment centers and medical care. “I’m in awful financial shape. Homeless in a custom Range Rover,” he wrote.

Source: The Huffington Post
Photo: Radar

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