Charmaine Blake: Dr. Frank Ryan’s girlfriend

August 18, 2010

Charmaine Blake, rumored to be Dr. Frank Ryan’s girlfriend, has spoken out on the tragedy of Ryan’s death. Numerous reports are saying that the famed plastic surgeon to the stars was busy Twittering and texting while driving. This is one unfortunate situation that you know Oprah is going to be talking about! Read more about Ms. Blake and her relationship with Ryan and see photos here.

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Meet Charmaine Blake, Dr. Frank Ryan’s girlfriend (or rumored girlfriend) from 2003-2006. Blake released the following statement about her good friend and lover. She said, “My first love is gone. Dr. Frank Ryan and I lived together on and off for 3 years from 2003-2006. We were in a serious relationship. He took care of me and everything. I don’t know what to do, I am in shock. I have never loved anyone else. I am so sad, I can’t stop crying.”

Blake was supposedly quoted telling People magazine that “He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street and he was texting while driving, and he accidentally went over the cliff.” In addition to Charmaine’s quote, the California Highway Patrol is confirming that the plastic surgeon was indeed texting before he crashed and went over the cliff to his death.

So who is Ms. Blake? Charmaine is a famed publicist who has helped launched the careers of several big name celebrities, including Tracy Morgan, Janice Dickinson, Jodie Sweetin and Eric Benet. Blake was born in the Caribbean and now lives in Beverly Hills, California. After studying communications at Manhattan College, she worked many years in Burbacnk for The Help Group, that focused on helping underprivileged children. It was after that that she found her calling in public relations as a celebrity publicist and is one of the most sought after publicists in the business.

It was just minutes before his crash that Dr. Ryan took to his Twitter to share the following: “After 25 years of driving by, I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune on the pch west of Malibu. Much harder than it looks! Whew! … Border collie jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune.”

Such a sad, sad ordeal! Our thoughts go out to Charmaine Blake and all of those who were close to Dr. Frank Ryan.

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Photos: FayesVision/Rachel Worth/Daniel Padilla/

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7 Responses to “Charmaine Blake: Dr. Frank Ryan’s girlfriend”

  1. 1
    Joan Says:

    She has to be hurting right now. It sounds like he was a good guy..

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    Leila Says:

    Dr. Frank Ryan’s death is tragic, and not to mention slightly disheartening. After all the work done to educate the public about the dangers of texting and driving, people are still doing it. I had a few close calls because of the overwhelming temptation to use my phone and drive so i downloaded SMSreplier and i don’t have to worry about it anymore. It is shocking how one text/tweet/status update etc. can change not just one person’s life, but the lives they touched as well. I can’t even imagine how his loved ones are feeling. The world lost a great doctor last Monday. Let his story serve as a reminder for the dangers of texting and driving. My heart goes out to his friends and family. God bless.

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    Rachelle Says:

    Poor girl

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    TruthHurts Says:

    Charmaine Blake is a lunatic and a liar!! She never dated Frank ….they never lived together!! Everyone in Frank’s inner circle knows her to be nothing more than an incompetent publicist who fell for her client. How sad it is that she is so desperate for attention that she would fabricate this story!! She has now created a firestorm of rumors, and now people are talking about Frank texting and “accidentally going over a cliff” when that has not been confirmed by the CHP. She is a liar!!
    Instead of saying the wonderful things that he has done, she creates a story about their imaginary life together. They lived together on and off for 3 years?? BULL****!! I am a very close friend of his and they had a business relationship only. This whack job needs psychtropic medication and a good psychiatrist!!
    You gave an interview to that was completely fabricated. has since (after fact checking) removed any mention of you from that article, but unfortunately every other news outlet ran with the story. You should be ashamed of yourself!! How dare you call yourself a publicist!! You are nothing more than a lunatic stalker!!

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    Annoyed Says:

    As a close friend of Dr. Ryan for 15 years, I can positively say Charmaine Blake NEVER dated Dr. Ryan and is using his death to gain noteriety for her publicity company. He used her to get publcity on the red carpet at events because she did it for free. She eventually became obsessed with him, was delusional in thinking that she was his girlfriend and exhibited such “stalkerish” behavior that he had to cut ties with her all together. It was well known during the years she mentioned she was with him…he was actually in a serious relationship with a beautiful model . Everyone who was a true friend and family member to Dr. Ryan are appalled at how she is saying things that he can not defend himself for. Charmaine should be ashamed of herself!

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    Moi Says:

    I believe Charmaine and Frank really DID date. He used her for red carpet? LOL! That’s just silly. R.I.P. Frank.

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    Bella Says:

    Guys pay attention to what annoyed and truthful are saying: they are the same person. Who cares they have dated or not. I am guessing since she is black she can’t get a surgeon. Haters, you are the ones who are creating racists. You are the one who is the stalker since you supposedly knew him for 15 years. You are the typical lonely hater who wants fame so badly that you feel you have to hate everyone to get it. By the way, don’t you have a diner date by yourself tonight? GFY.