There’s so much going on in American actress, producer, and Emmy Award-winning television host, Ricki Lake’s life right now. The actress cum TV talk show host, aged 47, who is best known for her show ‘Ricky Lake’ is currently making headlines for three things; her new documentary for World AIDS Day, her unstoppable weight gain and the finalization of her divorce with her ex-husband Christian Evans.
Let’s talk about her new documentary first! The popular TV personality has recently created a short documentary for World AIDS Day, which falls on the first of December, every year. The video was created with the support and help of Social Media Stars and it will premiere on 30th November on Facebook.
The former daytime talk show host created this new documentary called #TreatmentForAll, where she is addressing the need for HIV/AIDS treatments. This will be a short form documentary to be launched on social media sites for the first time.
The 8 minute long film, which is being premiered in the eve of World AIDS Day, is expected to be viewed by millions of social media followers. The short movie also features a music video performed by X Factor fame Welsey Stromberg and YouTube sensation Megan Nicole and includes Sammy Wilkinson and Melvin Gregg. All of them, including Lake, gave their precious time to orphaned children affected by AIDS at Jacaranda School in Malawi.
The Hair Spray star seems to be trying to focus on her campaign right now in order to forget the painful divorce with her former husband. The actress tied the knot with her second husband Evans in 2012 after dating for three years. It has been reported that their divorce has finally been finalized by the court.
She was previously married to illustrator-bartender Rob Sussman. They got hitched 1994. They were married with two sons: Milo Sebastian Sussman and Owen Tyler Sussman. But, their marriage didn’t last long. They separated in 2003 and divorced in 2005.
Since she and Evans decided to end their two year wedded life in 2014, the actress has started gaining weight, ultimately gaining more than 80 pounds. Her continuous weight gain has scared everyone, from her fans to her doctors.
The actress, who previously dealt with obesity in the early 1990s, started following a new routine in 2007 which helped her to lose most of the fat in her body. She lost 54 kilo out of 120 kilo of her body weight. The actress cited sexual abuse as a child to be the main cause for her weight gain. But, after 2007, she surprised all by maintaining a slim and sexy physique. But now, it seems the actress is headed back to her old life.
Popular physician and creator of Park Avenue Diet, Dr. Stuart Fischer, has shown his concern towards the 47 year Hairspray star’s health.
“She looks as if she’s gained 80 pounds,” Dr. Stuart Fischer told Radar Online.
“If she keeps this up, she’ll put herself at risk for 65 life-threatening diseases," Fischer added.
It is being said that the latest weight gain is because of her divorce with Evans.
“Every time her weight goes up, she increases her blood sugar and cholesterol to dangerous levels,” Fischer said showing concern regarding her unhealthy weight gain.
“Every time she uses a starvation diet, she risks cardiac arrest and stroke. She’s not a kid anymore. Her body just can’t take it," the doctor added.
She has an estimated net worth of $15 million.