Luke Perry’s fiancé broke his silence after the actor’s death.
Wendy Madison Bauer was in a relationship with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star for almost 12 years, but the couple kept their romance private.
] “I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the exhaustion of love and support,” Bauer, 44, told people on Saturday. “The countless, heartfelt stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of comfort during this difficult time.”
“The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years in my life and I am grateful to have had time with him. I also want to thank his children, family and friends for their love and support,” continued Bauer. “We have found comfort in each other and knowing that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be greatly missed.”
If Perry and Bauer had tied the knot, she would have been his second wife. “Riverdale” star separated his first wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp 2003.
He and Sharp share son Jack 21
and daughter Sophie, 18.
Bauer and Sharp, Perry’s children Perry’s mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett , Brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other close family and friends all surrounded the actor when he died on Monday after a massive stroke.
He was 52 years old.