Now it’s December 2013, and everything has changed. Cory passed away suddenly this July of an accidental heroin overdose, which means he won’t be by Lea’s side during the holidays.
So how will Lea be spending the season? She was asked that same question earlier this week at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event in New York City. This time of year, the reporter noted, can be very rough if you’ve just lost a loved one.
Lea maintained her positive, upbeat attitude as she answered the difficult question. “I have my amazing family with me, my mom and my dad, and we’re just going to do something, the three of us,” she said, before ending on a note of thanks: “I have the most incredible family, and my dear friends are always there for me, so wonderful, I’m so thankful for them. “