Luke Perry's fiancée broke her silence after the death of the actor.
Wendy Madison Bauer was in a relationship with the star of "Beverly Hills, 90210" for almost 12 years, but the couple kept her romance secret.
"I want to express my gratitude to all for the outpouring of love and support," Bauer, 44, told People Saturday. "The innumerable comforting stories of Luke's generosity and kindness have been a great source of comfort during this difficult time."
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"The last 11 years with Luke have been the happiest of my life and I'm grateful to have had this time with him. I would also like to thank his children, family and friends for their love and support, "said Bauer. We comforted each other and realized that our lives had been touched by an extraordinary man. We will miss him very much. "
If Perry and Bauer had tied the knot, she would have been his second wife. The star of "Riverdale" amicably divorced his first wife, Rachel "Minnie" Sharp, in 2003.
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He and Sharp share son Jack, 21, and daughter Sophie, 18.
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Bauer and Sharp, Perry's children, Perry's mother, Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brothers Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other close relatives and friends, all surrounded the family. when he died Monday as a result of a massive attack.
He was 52 years old.