When Lea made her first public appearance at the Teen Choice Awards following his death, fans couldn’t help but notice a stunning sparkler on her engagement ring finger. On Saturday, October 5, the 27-year-old actress was spotted wearing the ring once again, though she appeared to do her best to hide the rock with the sleeve of her sweater.
While it’s possible that the ring has no meaning at all, we can’t help but wonder if it had been a gift from her boyfriend. If it was, we wouldn’t be surprised if — much like her Cory necklace — Lea wears the ring to remind her of the love they shared when he was alive.
With the Cory tribute episode coming up on October 10, Lea will need all the strength that she can get. Her performance of “Make You Feel My Love” has already been released online, a song which Lea personally chose because it had a lot of meaning for her and Cory.
“She’s ultimately the person who approved and chose that song,” revealed Glee creator Ryan Murphy. “She wanted to do something personal. [...] It was very brave of her to do.”