Former Talk Show Host Ricki Lake Dedicates Song To Late Ex-Husband

Former Talk Show Host Ricki Lake Dedicates Song To Late Ex-Husband

Former talk show host Ricki Lake dazzles the judges with a heartfelt rendition of ‘Us’ on X Factor Celebrity. This actress is most notable for her work on the musical Hairspray and for hosting her show, Ricki Lake.


For years, she was a staple program in everyone’s household with her contagious personality and intriguing show topics. But behind the scenes, things were not as happy for Ricki. After a divorce in 2004, Ricki wondered if she would ever find love again.

In 2009, she met Christian Evans. Their love quickly blossomed and they were married in 2012. But Christian suffered from bi-polar disorder and it put a strain on their relationship. Ricki and Christian divorced in 2015, but she maintained that he was the love of her life. Sadly, in 2017, Christian took his own life.

Today, Ricki Lake is competing on the special celebrity edition of The X Factor and she’s dedicating her performance to her late ex-husband. Just listen as she belts out the words to ‘Us’ from James Bay.

“So, tell me how to be in this world
Tell me how to breathe in and feel no hurt
Tell me how 'cause I believe in something
I believe in us
Tell me when the light goes out
That even in the dark we will find a way out
Tell me now 'cause I believe in something
I believe in us”

This emotional performance visibly touched the judges and crowd. It was truly a moment of pure feeling from Ricki Lake and it all came through with her heartfelt words.

Who else was wiping away a tear?