“The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time.”
“The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him. I also want to thank his children, family, and friends for their love and support,” Bauer continued.
“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.”
Perry died at 52, five days after suffering a massive stroke.
His rep announced the Beverly Hills, 90210 star’s passing in a statement, confirming he was “surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”
Perry and Bauer, 44, kept their relationship largely private. While it’s unclear how long they’d been together or when they got engaged, the couple walked the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards together in April 2017.