Ricki Lake has 'found love again' 2 years after husband's suicide

Ricki Lake is welcoming romance back into her life as she approaches the two-year anniversary of her husband's death by suicide.

"I found love again," Lake said Wednesday at the TCA Winter Press Tour. "My husband, who passed from mental illness and suicide, it’ll be two years on Feb. 11, and I just recently found a brilliant new love."

Lake, 50, met Jeff Scult, who created clothing brand One Golden Thread, through a mutual friend.

The new couple has been dating for three and a half months, she said. "He's making me really happy."

It's a much-deserved positive update for Lake, who lost husband Christian Evans a few months before their five-year wedding anniversary. Evans had struggled with bipolar disorder and suffered manic episodes. He and Lake separated and reconciled in the months before his death.

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Today marks 3 months since losing my beloved twin flame #christianevans. (2/11/17) My loss is immeasurable. He was and continues to be my greatest teacher. Christian's kindness and compassion was felt by all who were lucky to know him. I am so grateful for the 6 1/2 years I shared with this beautiful spirit. Thank you, my precious angel for loving me unconditionally. I am starting to heal my broken heart. Time, along with wonderful friends, both new and old, are helping me to process and accept my new normal. Life is beautiful, precious, and I am one of the lucky ones. I had true love. #RIPmyangel 11:11 #kindnessisking #mentalillness #bipolar Sending so much love to Pam Evans Collette Simonetta today and everyday.
15 months ago today, I lost my beloved #christianevans to mental illness. #neverforget #bipolar #loveiseternal #compassion #love #1111 #ashkiidighin #blessed🙌 💓
Happy Birthday to my angel #christianevans. Inspired by my greatest teacher to live life to the fullest. Fitting I’m flying back to our beloved #ibiza on what would have been his 47th bday. 😘🌈💓#loveiseternal #kindnessisking #esvedra #1111 💓✈️🎉🙌💕🔥🔥🙏
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Still my Valentine in my heart. #christianevans #loveiseternal #healing #mentalillness #bipolar #neverforget 💗🙌🙏
This is unconditional love. Eternal love. #christianevans lost his battle w/ #bipolardisorder 20 months ago today. Though he is no longer here in the physical, his kind spirit is everywhere and guides me w/ everything I do. #kindnessking #neverforget #suicideawareness #loveiseternal #1111 #healing
4 years ago today. Happy times in #Ibiza with my favorite guy. #christianevans 💓
One year ago today, 1/29/17 ,my #beloved #christianevans though mentally ill and hospitalized multiple times was somehow able to buy a gun. He would use that gun to take his life two weeks later. 😢 We must do something to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill. #suicideprevention #neverforget #bipolar #guncontrol #mentalillness #loveiseternal ✨💓✨
My beloved #christianevans and I got engaged 7 years ago today on our favorite beach #satrinxa in #ibiza. So wonderful to be back on this beautiful island to celebrate, honor, and continue to heal. My journey has not been easy but today I am able to say I am truly happy and grateful. #loveiseternal #twinflame #healing #blessed🙌 💓🙏💕🔥🔥
It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. The world didn’t understand this man, but I did. He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you. I am a greater person for having known him and spent the past 6 and a half years of my life with him. He was a man of love and what mends my broken heart today is knowing that he is finally at peace and his spirit is free. Rest in peace, my love
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actress Ricki Lake (R) and husband Christian Evans attend the 2012 Outfest opening night gala screening of 'VITO' at the Orpheum Theatre on July 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Ricki Lake (R) and her fiance Christian Evans arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'More Business of Being Born' at Laemmle's Royal Theatre on November 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - JANUARY 13: Actress Ricki Lake (L) and boyfriend Christian Evans attend the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at Atlantis Paradise Island on January 13, 2011 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
8 years ago today, 9/18/10 my sons and I survived a tragic early morning house fire. And through the fire I literally found my true love. Crazy story and experience that I can only describe as #divine intervention. #grateful for all of it. #loveiseternal #phoenixrisingfromtheashes 🔥🙌🙏🌈💓
10 months ago today I lost this precious man. #christianevans , my #beloved my #twinflame. Literally my favorite person in the whole world. He is missed by so many that knew his #kindness, #love and #compassion, and also were familiar with his struggles and pain. #neverforget #mentalillness #loveiseternal 💗🙏💓#1111
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"For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you," she wrote on Instagram this week. "I am a greater person for having known him and spent the past 6 and a half years of my life with him."

As recently as fall 2018, Lake continued to regularly share pictures and past memories of Evans.

"This is unconditional love," she captioned a photo posted in October. "Eternal love ... Though he is no longer here in the physical, his kind spirit is everywhere and guides me with everything I do."

In another post, she wrote, "My beloved Christian Evans, though mentally ill and hospitalized multiple times was somehow able to buy a gun. He would use that gun to take his life two weeks later. We must do something to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill."

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Ricki Lake through the years
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CHINA BEACH - 'Unquiet Earth' - Airdate: September 20, 1989. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RICKI LAKE
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 2: Actor Michael St. Gerard and actress Ricki Lake the 'Sticky Fingers' Premiere Party on May 2, 1988 at the Public Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ricki Lake (right) (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
From left, American actors Colleen Fitzpatrick, Debbie Harry, Divine (1945 - 1988), and Ricki Lake in a scene from 'Hairspray,' directed by John Waters, 1988. (Photo by New Line Cinema/Courtesy of Getty Images)
CHINA BEACH - 'Unquiet Earth' - Airdate: September 20, 1989. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RICKI LAKE
Ricki Lake and Julie Brown (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ricki Lake during Poolside Cocktail Party for Kelly Klein's Book, 'Pools' at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN -- Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress and Talk Show Host Ricki Lake during an interview with host Conan O'Brien on October 1, 1993 -- (Photo by: Lesly Weiner/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Ricki Lake during The Beat Goes On Concert Benefitting LIFEbeat at Beacon Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Ricki Lake at Club USA, New York, October 7, 1993. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
Ricki Lake during The 12th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1028 -- Pictured: (l-r) TV personality Ricki Lake during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 11, 1996 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 01: Ricki Lake (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Ricki Lake and her husband, Rob Sussman, attend the premiere of John Waters' film, Pecker. (Photo by © Steve Azzara/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ricki Lake during 1999 'Kids for Kids' Carnival Elizabeth Glasser Pediatric Aids Foundation Fundraiser at Industria Studio in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
383689 18: Actress Ricki Lake Is The Host Of Her Own Daytime Talk Show 'Ricki Lake' Which Is In National Syndication And Airs On The United Paramount Network. (Photo By Getty Images)
Ricki Lake during 2002 New York Fashion Week - Moet & Chandon Presents Behnaz Sarafpour Fashion Show at Industria Superstudio in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 08: Ricki Lake at the 2001 PETA Humanitarian of the Year Awards at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC 9/8/01 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Ricki Lake during Great Joy! A Holiday Celebration from Broadway A Benefit for The Actors Fund of America at The New Amsterdam Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Ricki Lake at the 'Working' The Musical - One Night Only Performance at The Robert Freud Playhouse - UCLA Campus in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Ricki Lake during A Night At The Comedy Store To Benefit The EB Medical Research Foundation Sponsored By Kinerase - Inside at Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for RPMC)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Executive producer Ricki Lake arrives at 'The Business of Being Born' New York Premiere at the IFC Center on January 9, 2007 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 04: TV personality Ricky Lake attends the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's party at Marquee on December 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Ricki Lake arrives at CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the Kodak Theater on November 21, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Episode 667 -- Pictured: Ricki Lake -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Ricki Lake attends The Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live! at The Hollywood Palladium on December 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 02: Ricki Lake arrives at The Trevor Project's 2012 'Trevor Live' Event Honoring Katy Perry at Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Ricki Lake arrives at the TevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit celebrating The Trevor Project's 15th anniversary at the Hollywood Palladium on December 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MAY 16: Actress/producer Ricki Lake attends 'Breastmilk' Los Angeles Premiere on May 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for CAVU Pictures)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: TV Personality Ricki Lake attends the 6th annual 'Stand Up For Pits' at The Hollywood Improv on November 5, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images,)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- 'FYC Panel Discussion and Reception' -- Pictured: Ricki Lake at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy, North Hollywood, CA -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 23: Ricki Lake attends The Academy Presents 'Hairspray' (1988) 30th Anniversary at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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