Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham

Ricki Lake is engaged to marry her third husband.

The 52-year-old talk show icon announced on Instagram this Saturday that her boyfriend Ross Burningham is now her fiance.

‘Friends, I’m so so so excited to share some good news! I’m engaged!’ gushed Ricki next to a selfie she posted with Ross.

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

‘He is my person’: Ricki Lake announced on Instagram this Saturday that her boyfriend Ross Burningham is now her fiance

‘This is Ross. He is my person. He is wonderful. I love him very much and I am so grateful I get to love and be loved so deeply by this stellar human,’ she added.

‘Our next chapter is sure to be a good one. #heartopen #lifeisbeautiful #ibelieveinlove #thisis52 #selflove #nofilter #justhappy.’

She also shared with People magazine: ‘Ross and I literally pinch ourselves that we have found each other at this time in our lives.’

Ricki noted: ‘Both of us, newly empty-nesters, we feel as if we are kids again. We are filled with gratitude and joy for what is to come.’

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Side by side: Ricki told People: ‘Both of us, newly empty-nesters, we feel as if we are kids again,’ adding: ‘We are filled with gratitude and joy for what is to come’

The Hairspray actress shares her two recently adult sons – Milo, 23, Owen, 19 – with her first ex-husband Rob Sussman who is an illustrator.

Rob and Ricki got married in Las Vegas in 1994 and remained together for a decade during which they welcomed their children before getting divorced.

Then in 2012 she tied the knot with jewelry designer Christian Evans after a three-year romance – but that marriage was doomed to tragedy. 

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

With her children: The Hairspray actress shares her two recently adult sons – Milo, 23, Owen, 19 – with her first ex-husband Rob Sussman who is an illustrator

She filed for divorce in 2014 and it was finalized in 2015, but the romance between them lingered until the autumn of 2016.

However early in 2017 he committed suicide, prompting Ricki to reveal to that the collapse of their marriage had been due to his bipolar disorder.

When he was in manic flight he would become convinced that he was able to ‘cure cancer with his hands’ or ‘fly,’ she told People.

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Throwback: Rob and Ricki got married in Las Vegas in 1994 and remained together for a decade during which they welcomed their children before getting divorced

She explained that during the period after their divorce when they were still a couple ‘He wasn’t stable, and he was so fragile.’

Ricki, who last saw Christian just three days before his death, said: ‘But I was still in love with him, so there was something romantic about it. I wanted to save him.’  

Although she only went Instagram official with Ross a couple of months ago, they have reportedly been together for upwards of a year. 

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

Ricki Lake announces engagement to Ross Burningham, Nzuchi Times

The way they were: Then in 2012 she tied the knot with jewelry designer Christian Evans after a three-year romance – but that marriage was doomed to tragedy