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11 October 2019 19:51

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Ricki Lake will be appearing on X Factor: Celebrity this weekend. And it turns out that she seized the opportunity to star on the show in order to honour her late husband, Christian Evans. However, that hasn't stopped his proud wifey from finding love again, as she believes Christian has given her his blessing to move on. When chatting on Loose Women, the 51-year-old opened up about her new boyfriend Jeffrey Scult. Ricki Lake believes late husband helped her find love again (Picture: Rex) She said: 'I know he is proud of me, I know he is with me, I know he helped me meet this new love in my life.

'I believe they're very similar, I do have a type but I do believe he wants me to find love again – he doesn't want me alone and I like to believe he has a hand in helping me find him.' The American TV presenter continued: 'I don't think I'll ever get over him, we had plans we had bought a home together, we had a future together. She praised her dog Mama for getting her through her darkest of days (Picture: PA) It's nice to wake up every day and my partner is like sunshine, that is a blessing.' Ricki brought her dog Mama on the show with her, where she confessed the pooch saved her life. 'I rescued her she is the best decision I made in 2016,' the star confessed: 'I named her Mama because she was mama dog.' Ricki continued: 'She became my legal therapy dog, she got me outside in nature, she got me to walk to the beach every day. Loose Women continues weekdays at 12.30 while X Factor: Celebrity starts Saturday at 8.35pm on ITV. Celebrity X Factor contestant Ricki Lake reveals how she dealt with sudden death of her ex-husband So sad… American TV legend Ricki Lake revealed the touching way she dealt with the loss of her ex-husband Christian Evans after he sadly took his own life in 2017.

Appearing on Friday's Loose Women, the 51-year-old opened up about how her dog, Mama, helped her cope with the loss and grieving process. Ricki told the panel: "She became my legal therapy dog after my husband took his life and succumbed to mental illness." She continued: "She's [Mama] literally saved me, I mean I'm not overstating to say that she saved me. Ricki Lake said her dog Mama helped her grieve her late husband Ricki stated that by having her dog, it forced her to get outside while she was mourning and helped her carry on. The Hairspray actress continued: "She got me outside in nature, she got me to walk to the beach every day, like these little steps you have to do, life has to go on even when you don't want to, and so she got me out of my darkest days." MORE: Victoria Beckham just used THIS common fashion trick on a video tutorial – and we love her for it Ricki's ex-husband Christian sadly took his own life in February 2017 after succumbing to mental health illness, specifically depression and bi-polar – a condition on which Ricki wants to help lift the stigma. The actress said: "My hope is to stop the stigma that's attached to mental illness, particularly bi-polar, my husband suffered from bi-polar, depression and I didn't know what that was." She continued: "I didn't know what an episode looked like, how devastating it is, how destructive it is, but I don't want him to have died in vein, I want my story to help others." Ricki's ex-husband sadly died in 2017 Ricki brought cute pooch Mama along with her to the Loose Women panel, as she stated that opening up about her ex-husband's death helps her.

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The former TV host was appearing on the show ahead of her appearance on Celebrity X Factor, starting this Saturday. The show will see Ricki Lake appear alongside other celebrities such as former Strictly pro Brendan Cole, while ex-Love Island stars Wes Nelson, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker will form pop group, The Islanders. The X Factor: Celebrity starts Saturday 12 October on ITV. Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. Ricki Lake has revealed she believes her ex husband, who died in 2017, despatched her the 'new love in her life.' The previous speak present host, 51, spoke candidly about her former husband Christian Evans, who dedicated suicide aged 45 in February 2017, on Friday's episode of Free Ladies – and mentioned he had helped her meet new associate Jeffrey Scult. When requested if she felt her late husband despatched her associate to her, Ricki mentioned: 'I do, I completely consider it as a result of they're very related. New Love: Ricki Lake, 51, revealed she believes her ex-husband despatched her a brand new associate after he died and helped her'meet this new love in my life' whereas on Free Ladies in London on Friday Therapeutic: The previous TV host's husband Christian Evans dedicated suicide in 2017 – the pair have been married from 2012-2015 (pictured 2012) 'I positively have a sort however I do consider he desires me to seek out love once more he doesn't need me alone, I need to consider he had a hand in introducing me. 'He helped me to fulfill this new love in my life – not so new, our one 12 months anniversary is subsequent week.' Ricki additionally defined to the panel that it is therapeutic for her to speak about Christian, who she was married to from 2012-2015 and remained shut buddies with after their cut up. She mentioned: 'It is therapeutic for me to share my story, as painful as it's. 'My husband suffered from bipolar dysfunction, once we fell in love I did not know. I don't need him to have died in useless. 'I need my story to assist others and I've been fairly outspoken. Though talking about her personal loss to assist others, Ricki mentioned she's going to by no means recover from dropping her husband and it's nonetheless upsetting. Happiness: Mom-of-two Ricki is now with beau Jeffery Scult and the pair are set to rejoice their one 12 months anniversary is subsequent week Getting candid: Ricki mentioned she believes Christian, pictured collectively, desires her 'to seek out love once more he doesn't need me alone, I need to consider he had a hand in introducing me' to Jeffrey She mentioned: 'I don't assume I'll ever recover from him, dropping somebody like that, and we had plans we had purchased a house collectively we have been planning to purchase a spot in Ibiza.' Whereas on Free Ladies, the mother-of-two additionally spoke about her lovely assist canine Mama. She turned my authorized remedy canine after my husband dedicated suicide.' Help: Ricki was joined on the present by her assist pup Mama, who she mentioned 'actually saved me' and have become her authorized remedy canine after Christian dedicated suicide Earlier this 12 months Ricki revealed she fell right into a deep despair following Christian's suicide. Ricki revealed that she 'took it sluggish' and adopted her coronary heart with clothes designer Jeffrey once they first started courting, reported Folks. 'Jeffrey knew my coronary heart was in a really valuable state, and he had reverence for that,' she mentioned when the pair first met. Optimistic: Ricki mentioned she believes Christian desires her to seek out love and doesn't need her alone Ricki met Jeffrey via mutual buddies in 2018 and allowed herself to be weak to the concept of affection. 'My relationship with Jeffrey is the healthiest one I've ever had,' she mentioned. 'I consider in love. Ricki admitted that residing along with her ex Christian was a battle as he started to exhibit indicators of bipolar dysfunction. Helps to speak: Ricki additionally defined to the panel that it is therapeutic for her to speak about Christian Love: Ricki revealed she 'took it sluggish' and adopted her coronary heart with clothes designer Jeffrey once they first started courting, however desires to consider Christian had a hand in introducing them 'It was like residing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' Lake defined. Lake married Evans in 2012 and divorced in 2015 however she mentioned stayed shut, saying: 'I used to be nonetheless supporting him, financially and emotionally.' Since dropping Christian, Ricki has been open about her struggles with despair, recurrently posting on social media and sharing her emotions with followers.