The news of Luke Perry’s tragic passing came with the revelation that he was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer. They kept their relationship very private, and had never even revealed any details about their engagement.
Now, she’s spoken out for the first time… and reveals that they had been together for more than 11 years - a time she’s calling “the happiest years of my life.”
Bauer thanks fans for their condolences:
“I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support...The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time... I also want to thank his children, family and friends for their love and support,” she adds. “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.”
Bauer is a licensed therapist and former actress.
Perry was beloved by fans and fellow actors, especially for his roles as a bad boy on 90210 and Archie’s father on Riverdale. So, his family wants to make sure he has a proper icon-worthy send-off. According to Radar Online, the funeral plans are in motion. The family is hoping Perry can be buried among the likes of Lucille Ball, Carrie Fisher and Brittany Murphy at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, with his fellow stars in attendance.