Ricki Lake’s divorce appears to be getting ugly!
The former talk show host has been accused by her estranged husband, Christian Evans, of tricking him into signing a pre-nuptial agreement before their 2012 wedding.
Evans has asked a judge to dismiss their pre-nuptial agreement because he feels he was “defrauded” into signing the financial legal documents.
Ricki Lake filed for divorce from Christian Evans on October 14, citing the standard irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.
Lake listed their date of separation as October 9.
She offered to pay Evans spousal support in the divorce, but the jewelry designer filed legal papers seeking the invalidation of their pre-marriage contract.
Evans claims Lake committed fraud in convincing him to agree to the pre-nup, which specifies the amount of his spousal support payments.
If the judge grants his request, he would be entitled to half of all of Lake’s earnings during their marriage.
Evans and Lake first stepped out together in the summer of 2010. The couple got engaged a year later in August and eloped in April of 2012.
The couple appeared to be very happy together until Christian took a trip to Ibiza alone in September.
A friend said Ricki was devastated.
Lake kicked Evans out of her home and he was said to be homeless.
An insider said, “He has no money left and is living in his car, on his way to a homeless shelter outside of California. Christian has been diagnosed as bipolar and everyone is really concerned for his health right now.”
Another insider revealed Lake decided to end their relationship after Christian allegedly requested to have an “open marriage.”
The source said, “When he said that he wanted an open marriage, he did not really mean he wanted to sleep around or even open up the relationship sexually. He was just really tired of being in a marriage that was lopsided and controlled by her money and he wanted to be in a loving marriage where they each had their own lives and could do and experience their own things. He still loves her very much.”
Ricki was previously married to Rob Sussman for 10 years and they divorced in 2004. They share two sons – children Milo, 17, and Owen, 13.
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