Former talk show host Ricki Lake filed the court documents for divorce on October 16th, citing irreconcilable differences and stating that the couple legally separated on October 9th. The 46-year-old reportedly agreed to pay her husband Christian Evans two-and-a-half years of spousal support.
The pair has a prenuptial agreement, and the divorce documents allegedly include a written agreement on dividing up their property. The news of divorce followed recent rumors that Lake had kicked the Evans, a jewelry designer, out of their Los Angeles home earlier this month.
Lake and Evans got married in April 2012, when they eloped and tied the knot on a California beach. Their only guests were their dogs.
Ricki said in an interview back then that Evans is her soulmate and that it’s “better late than never.” She also wrote on her blog about her “reinvented excitement” and that “true love walked into her life on her 42nd birthday and she’s not letting it out.”
The former Dancing With The Stars contestant and TV personality added that when Evans proposed during their holiday in Spain, she knew saying yes was the right thing to do: “It felt so right. At 43, I have a renewed sense of excitement about everything I do.”
Lake spoke of her love for Evans earlier this year, insisting he makes her happier than she has ever been: “I’m totally in love. He is a nobody, but he’s a somebody to me. He’s everything to me.”
Lake was previously married to artist Rob Sussman from 1993 to 2003. The couple has two children, 14-year-old Milo and 12-year-old Owen.