They confirmed their engagement news in February this year.
However, Ricki Lake has revealed that it took a few months for her fiancé Ross Burningham to actually lock things down with a proper engagement ring.
On Monday, the 52-year-old Hairspray actress took to her Instagram to share that Ross, 54, has finally put a ring on her finger, and appeared to be posing in a shopping mall as she shared the exciting news with her fans.
‘He put a ring on it!’ Ricki Lake reveals fiancé Ross Burningham has FINALLY given her a diamond sparkler in a Monday Instagram post… three months after getting engaged
‘Well, friends, he put a ring on it!’ Ricki captioned the photo of her holding up a sparkler.
She added: ‘Engaged to my magnificent king. I am officially the happiest woman in the land. My dearest Ross, I choose you today and everyday!’
Sparkler: Ricki flashed her new ring
The excited message was followed by a slew of star emojis, and hashtags including; love, open heart, hope, and happily ever after.’
Ricki and Ross had been dating for around six months before they got engaged earlier this year.
The former talk-show host made their relationship Instagram official in December last year when she shared a selfie of the couple on Instagram, writing, ‘LOVE.’
Then, just months later in February this year, she announced their engagement news on Instagram writing: ‘Friends, I’m so so so excited to share some good news! I’m engaged!’
She added: ‘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.’
Whirlwind: Ricki and Ross had been dating for around six months before they got engaged earlier this year
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.’
The actress shares her two recently adult sons – Milo, 23, Owen, 19 – with her first ex-husband Rob Sussman who is an illustrator.
‘He is my person’: Ricki first that her boyfriend Ross Burningham is now her fiance in this Instagram post from February
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.
She filed for divorce in 2014 and it was finalized in 2015, but the romance between them lingered until the autumn of 2016.
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
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
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.
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.
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