Ricki Lake has opened up about her ex-husband Christian Evans' suicide.The former talk show host, 48, tells People magazine that she was living with Evans, who suffered from bipolar disorder, just months before he tragically took his own life from a self-inflicted gunshot at age 45. It was horrific - he just wasn't the person I had been with for four years,' she said of his manic state.It’s also common to gain or lose weight, sleep too much or too little, and even think about suicide.
It is no one’s fault that the person has the condition.
Lake, who was married to Evans from 2012 to 2015, reveals she divorced the jewelry designer after he started giving away her money during a manic episode, and that she even slept with him just three days before he killed himself. The decision to divorce him came 'because he was giving my money away' during his manic episode, she says.
'He thought he was a god.' Evans would be eventually hospitalized under a 5150 hold, and Lake located a treatment facility for him.
Even if you don’t realize it at the time, this was a huge step in trust.
Over time, you will learn the nuances of the disorder.