Later, with a surprise turn as a talk show host, she met with unprecedented success and earned her place as a beloved media personality across the globe.
She is presently on the Board of Choices in Childbirth — a non-profit organization that strives to improve maternity care by helping women make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth.
Ricki Lake's ex-husband and "beloved soulmate," Christian Evans, has died."It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed," Lake wrote in an emotional Instagram post. He succumbed to his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder." It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder.
"I will continue to be an active and passionate voice for subjects that are close to my heart through a variety of platforms."There was some good news among the freshman crop: Katie Couric's Katie was renewed for a second season last week, with an average of 2.4 million, and The Steve Harvey Show, averaging 1.8 million, also will be back.
Along with failures by Lake and Probst, Anderson Cooper will end its two-year run in May, when each show airs the last of its original episodes.
Lake, who made her return to talk television after a nine-year absence, never was able to attract enough of the adult female audience she was targeted to serve.