Ricki Lake Elopes

Christian Evans and Ricki Lake
Go, Ricki!

Talk show host Ricki Lake, 43, and her fiancé Christian Evans, 40, eloped on Sunday, tying the knot in a secret ceremony in southern California, we have learned exclusively.

“It was a beautiful moment I will never forget,” Lake tells us of her big day. “I wasn”t anxious or nervous. I was really relaxed and excited.”

After Lake”s 2003 split from her first husband, Rob Sussman, (with whom she has two sons, Milo, 15, and Owen, 10), she wasn”t sure she”d ever marry again.

“I didn”t think it would happen at this point in my life,” says Lake. But meeting Evans changed everything. “We just clicked,” she adds. “It just feels like he was the right one all along.”