Cory Monteith & Lea Michele's Engagement Wasn't Far Off When Tragedy Struck

lea michele cory monteithIt is still incredibly hard to believe that Cory Monteith passed away so suddenly this weekend. In the wake of the horrifying news breaking, rumors were flying left and right about the state of his relationship with Lea Michele. Questionable sources claimed they had split in the days leading up to the death. But new information makes it seem like that claim couldn't be further from the truth ...

A source tells Us Weekly, "They were 100 percent happy and together and in love at the time of his death. They never broke up. ... Lea and Cory were planning on moving in together after he got back from Vancouver." What's more, there's buzz that the two may have been newly engaged ...


A source tells the Mirror:

It is absolutely tragic. Lea was busy organizing what should have been the happiest day of their lives but now she is planning her worst nightmare, Cory’s funeral.

The validity of this vague statement -- she could have been thinking about and "organizing" a wedding even before he popped the Q, of course -- is obviously questionable. Especially given that Us Weekly's source claims the couple was not "talking engagement or marriage yet but it was heading that way. The first step was Cory was going to move in [to Michele's L.A. home] completely. He was already there all the time." That, on the other hand, definitely seems to follow, given that there are photos of Cory's Range Rover still parked at Lea's L.A. home.

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These are details that only serve to make Cory's completely shocking passing even more difficult to accept. How could this have happened to a 31-year-old who clearly had so much life and love ahead of him? Poor, poor Lea. Of course she deserves the privacy she's requested, but let's also hope loved ones are also giving her any support she may need during this incomprehensibly difficult time.


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