Luke Perry’s fiancée is fiercely private. They both were. So much so, we didn’t even know they were in a relationship and engaged to be married, until he died.
When the 90210 and Riverdale actor died on March 4 aged 52 after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist released a statement mentioning that Wendy Madison Bauer – identified as Luke’s fiancée – was by his side.
She was joined by his ex-wife Minnie Sharp, children Sophie and Jack, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, sister Amy Coder and brother Tom Perry.
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Wendy, 44, has now also released a statement.
“I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support,” said the statement obtained by People magazine.
“The countless heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time.
“The past 11 1/2 years with Luke were the happiest of my life, and I am grateful to have had this time with him. I also want to think his children, family, and friends for their love and support.
“We have found comfort in one another and in the knowledge that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be dearly missed,” she added.
Wendy is a marriage and family therapist based in Beverly Hills, and her practice also focuses on grief counselling.