Wow!! Should we all have seen this coming all along?!
However, could they have been plotting the 22-year-old's sudden 1D exodus for a while??
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This makes his unfortunate passing that much more devastating!
In fact, the two of them were seen together in June on the shoot for Mexico's Marie Claire!
"[She] showed another side of her personality, softer and more innocent on the interview when she got all excited with some questions. That side was even more evident when Cory showed up almost at the end of the session. She was very happy about him being there… They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love."
While the magazine didn't pull the Lea interview or cover, or even shy away from discussing the couple's relationship in the wake of the tragedy, Marie Claire's editor promises she feels heartbroken.
"We are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."
Ugh! It's just all so sad!
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