Ricki Lake Admits She’s ‘Found Love Again’ 2 Years After Husband’s Suicide Death

Ricki Lake New Boyfriend After Husband Death
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Feb. 7 2019, Published 4:32 p.m. ET

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Two years after Ricki Lake lost her husband to suicide, the Hairspray star is head-over-heels for her new boyfriend!

“I found love again,” Lake, 50, said this Wednesday, February 6, at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California.

“My husband, who passed from mental illness and suicide, it’ll be two years on February 11,” she said, recalling the tragic passing of late partner Christian Evans.

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“I just recently found a brilliant new love,” she admitted, days after posting a sweet photo of a date night with her man.

“This is what happy looks like,” she captioned the shot.

Lake’s new hunk is Jeff Scult, the founder of clothing brand One Golden Thread.

“He’s making me really happy,” she said. “We’ve been together for three-and-a-half months. We met through a mutual friend.” readers know Lake announced Evans’ death on Valentine’s Day of 2017.

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“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,” she wrote, adding that in his suicide note he admitted he was bipolar.

Though the two divorced in 2015, their relationship continued well into 2016, and ended just weeks before he took his own life.

While she’s mourned his passing ever since, Lake is ready to be happy again, with a new love.

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