As Lea Michele (Rachel) slowly attempts to return to life as usual after her boyfriend Cory Monteith’s (Finn) tragic and unexpected death this summer, the Glee star has been spotted out on multiple occasions wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger.
Rumors have been flying that Cory had actually planned to propose to Lea on her August 29 birthday. Though he died before he ever got the chance, the story goes someone close to Cory gave Lea the engagement ring after his death and she wears it on her finger as a way to remember him.
It’s tragic. It’s tear-jerking. And according to E! Online‘s sources... it’s totally false.
The site reports that a diamond ring in question — which Lea’s been seen wearing multiple times, including at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, on October 7, and at the airport on October 21 — is definitely not an engagement ring from Cory.
However, the source did not go into any further detail, so we’re still not entirely sure how Lea got the ring or why she choose to wear it on that particular finger.
Still, we have no doubt that Lea carries the memory of Cory with her every day. She gave a heartbreaking performance of “To Make You Feel My Love” in Glee’s recent Cory Monteith tribute, and as tears fell from Rachel’s eyes, it seemed clear that there was no acting involved.
Rest in peace, Cory.
Source: E! Online