Ricki Lake engaged to boyfriend Ross Burningham and gushes 'he is my person' four years after ex-husband's tragic death

RICKI Lake is engaged to boyfriend Ross Burningham and gushed "he is my person" four years after her ex-husband Christian Evans.

The famous former talk show host took to Instagram to share the happy news with all of her followers.

She wrote alongside a snap of her and Ross: "Friends, I’m so so so excited to share some good news! I’m engaged! This is Ross. He is my person. He is wonderful.

"I love him very much and I am so grateful I get to love and be loved so deeply by this stellar human. Our next chapter is sure to be a good one."

The TV personality also added various hashtags, including, "life is beautiful" and "I believe in love."

Ricki, 52, gushed to People and said: "Ross and I literally pinch ourselves that we have found each other at this time in our lives.

"Both of us, newly empty-nesters, we feel as if we are kids again. We are filled with gratitude and joy for what is to come."

The pair have been dating for a year, but they only made their relationship Instagram official last December as Ricki shared a snap of the couple.

The fantastic news comes just four years after Ricki's ex Christian, who battled bipolar disorder, died by suicide in 2017.

The former couple had been married from 2012 to 2015.

Just last month, Ricki remembered Christian in a post, writing: "Today, February 11th marks 4 years since the world lost this beautiful soul.

"#christianevans continues to be my greatest teacher. Through his #compassion and #kindness for others, especially those suffering with #mentalillness.

"Forever grateful for the #uncondtionallove we shared. #kindnessisking #neverforget #suicideprevention #bipolar #love #loveiseternal."

Back in January 2020, Ricki shaved her head after struggling with hair loss and her own suicidal thoughts.

She revealed: "I have been struggling with hair loss for most of my adult life.

"It has been debilitating, embarrassing, painful, scary, depressing, lonely, all the things. There have been a few times where I have even felt suicidal over it.

"Almost no one in my life knew the level of deep pain and trauma I was experiencing. Not even my therapist/s over the years knew my truth…"

She concluded: "I am liberated. I am free. I am releasing and letting go. I am brave. I am beautiful. I am love."

Ricki is best known for hosting The Ricki Lake Show from 1993 to 2004, including one season of its reboot.

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