Ricki Lake engaged to Christian Evans

Aug. 11, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and TV personality Ricki Lake announced via Twitter Thursday she is engaged to Christian Evans, her boyfriend of about a year.

"Thrilled to share some happy news with you," People.com quoted Lake as writing online in a message accompanying a photo of her and Evans.

Lake starred in a string of John Waters' films, including the original "Hairspray" movie, "Cry-Baby" and "Serial Mom," and served as host of "The Ricki Lake Show" from 1993 to 2004.

She was divorced from artist Rob Sussman in 2005 after more than a decade of marriage. They have two sons -- Milo, 14, and Owen, 10.

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