Luke Perry was secretly engaged before his death: All about fiancee Wendy

Luke Perry was secretly engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer before his sudden death.

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum — who died at the age of 52 on Monday, March 4, five days after suffering a massive stroke — never publicly announced the news of his engagement, but his rep revealed in a statement that “fiancée” Bauer, 44, was among the loves ones who surrounded Perry when he died.

While it is unclear when the couple started dating, they were first spotted together in April 2017 at the GLAAD Media Awards. They appeared to be smitten with each other as they held hands and walked the red carpet together ahead of the star-studded event.

Luke Perry Was Secretly Engaged Before His Sudden Death: All About His Fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer
Luke Perry and Wendy Madison Bauer attend the the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills on April 1, 2017.Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com

Bauer is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the Los Angeles area, according to her LinkedIn page, which states that she provides “psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples in a private practice setting.” She specializes in working with people who suffer from anxiety, but also has experience dealing with depression, self-injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder and substance abuse, among other issues.

The psychotherapist studied political science, government and English literature at Louisiana State University before receiving her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2011. She has also worked as an actress, making brief appearances in TV shows including The Mentalist, House and Crash, according to her IMDb page.

Bauer was at Perry’s bedside when he died on Monday, along with his children, Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18, ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp (to whom he was married from 1993 to 2003), mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other family members and friends.

The actor was best known for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the 1990s. More recently, he starred as Fred Andrews on Riverdale.

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American actor Luke Perry, circa 1992. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Luke Perry (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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Luke Perry at the 7th Annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Luke Perry (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - 1990s: American actor Luke Perry, who appears in the television series 'Beverly Hills, 90210', during a press conference at the Sydney Hyatt Hotel in the 1990s in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Luke Perry (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Luke Perry (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Luke Perry at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Luke Perry at the Hollywood Women's Press Club's 51st Annual Golden Apple Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry and Jennie Garth at the 7th Annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards, Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry at the 3rd Annual Reid Rondell Association Celebrity Enduro Race, Saugus Speedway, Saugus. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry and Billy Wirth at the First Annual MTV Rock N' Jock B-Ball Celebrity Charity Baseball Game, Gersten Pavilion at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry at the 1992 Carousel of Hope Ball, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry and Minnie Sharp at the Preview for 'Sunset Blvd', Shubert Theatre, Century City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry and Elle MacPherson at the 2nd Annual Kids for Kids Family Carnival Benefit Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Industria Superstudio, New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Faye Dunaway and Luke Perry during Elizabeth Glasser Pediatric Aids Foundation in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 10: Luke Perry is on hand at Planet Hollywood party celebrating his return to the TV show 'Beverly Hills 90210.' Perry, who donated the guitar that hung on wall of his room in earlier episodes of the series to the restaurant's memorabilia collection, says he can't play the instrument. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Luke Perry at the 1999 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Luke Perry at the Star-Studded Kick-Off Party for The Rock 'N' Road Rally Hosted by Astrella Leitch & Jack Healey, Pier 59 at Chelsea Pier, New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Luke Perry during Open Range Hollywood Premiere at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Weeks/FilmMagic)
Luke Perry and Tiffani Thiessen at the 2004 Target A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 04: California Cart Trophy 2005 'Art of Cart' event in Long Beach, United States on November 04, 2005 - Luke Perry and Courtney Hansen at the California Cart Trophy 2005 'Art of Cart' event at the Queen Mary. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 13: Actor Luke Perry attends the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Dodge Charger 500 on May 13, 2006 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Luke Perry arrives at Barbra Streisand's performance at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Grand Opening Weekend on November 17, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic)
Luke Perry attends The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XX And 20th Anniversary Party on October 18, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Luke Perry and Hoda Kotb appear on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Luke Perry arrives for the Hallmark Channel Presents 'Northpole' Premiere Screening at La Piazza Restaurant on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Actor Luke Perry appears during the 'Outside The Barrel' show with Flint Rasmussen at Rodeo Live during the National Finals Rodeo's Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Luke Perry of the series 'Riverdale' attends The CW Network's 2016 New York Upfront at The London Hotel on May 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Luke Perry -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Luke Perry attends the Build Series to discuss 'Riverdale' at Build Studio on October 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Luke Perry speaks onstage at the Riverdale Sneak Peek and Q&A during New York Comic Con at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)
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