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After tying the knot with Christian Evans last week during a private ceremony, Ricki Lake has opened up about married life.
The couple had been dating for 18 months and eloped in order to wed in a "secret ceremony" on April 8, and Lake admitted that keeping quiet about her nuptials was a challenge.
"I have the biggest mouth," said Lake appearing on Tuesday's "Good Morning America."
"I'm someone who shares everything," she added. "I wear everything on my sleeve."
However, the "Dancing With the Stars" alum managed to stay mum on the wedding details, and now Lake is ready to share her happiness.
"It was a week ago and I am so, so happy to be with him," said the former talk show host. "Better late than never."
Lake explained why she and Evans, a jewelry designer, kept their wedding a secret, with only the couple's dogs invited to the event.
"'Dancing With the Stars' was such an experience where I felt like I was a princess twice a week," said the 43-year-old. "I got to get all the attention and the accolades and I didn't need that on my wedding day. I really wanted it to be about us."
It is Lake's second marriage; she split from Rob Sussman in 2003. They share two sons, Milo, 15, and Owen, 10, who did not attend the Southern California wedding last week.
"It was Easter break," explained Lake of her sons' absence.
"They were with their father. We invited them, but I think they were more concerned with what cake they were missing versus the ceremony," she joked. "We celebrated with them and they've always felt like he's [Evans] a stepfather to them anyways so they're really happy for us."
The former television personality admitted she doubted that she would ever remarry while speaking to People magazine last week.
"I didn't think it wool happen at this point in my life," said Lake.
"It was a beautiful moment I will never forget," she added of her wedding day. "I wasn't anxious or nervous, I was really relaxed and excited."
Later this year, Lake will make a comeback to primetime television with a talk show that is still under development.