Wha-?! A Glee Star & Her Man Broke Up MONTHS Ago & You Had No Idea
For every happy Glee cast member announcement, there’s an equally sad one. In 2016, people were thrilled to learn that, by year’s end, Becca Tobin (Kitty) married her love, and Dean Geyer (Brody) got engaged. But, around the same time, Naya Rivera (Santana) filed for divorce, and Melissa Benoist (Marley) & Blake Jenner (Ryder) ended their marriage. And it looks like the train’s still going, as another star of the Fox dramedy called it quits with her bae.
According to People, Lauren Potter, who portrayed Becky Jackson, Sue Sylvester’s student sidekick, throughout the duration of the series, and her longtime love, Timothy Spear, are no longer tapped to get married. The blonde actress, who accepted a promise ring from her childhood friend-turned-boyfriend last August, reveals that she’s single again. “It hurts,” she admits. “After we got married, I wanted to wake up and see him make breakfast for me. I loved him so much.”
Lauren reportedly had been talking to TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, plus a wedding dress designer, when Timothy ended their relationship over the holidays — as in, months ago. “He did not like the publicity,” Lauren’s mom, Robin Sinkhorn, explains. “It was overwhelming.”
The two became friends before they could even speak, as, according to a previous People report, their families participated in the same infant stimulation classes at the Children’s Center in Riverside after Lauren and Timothy were born with Down Syndrome. But, despite their history, a lifelong relationship was not meant to be. Lauren’s still optimistic about love, though. In fact, she’s already gone out on a few very promising dates.
Since we mentioned that for every happy Glee cast member announcement, there’s an equally sad one, that means a happy one is soon to come, right? …Right??
Speaking of Glee love, here are all the pairs of Glee co-stars that gave love a try IRL:
Lea Michele & Cory Monteith
The year Glee first aired, Lea began dating Theo Stockman, a star of Broadway's American Idiot, and Cory was still dating model Julie Vardalos. But, after Cory & Julie called it quits in 2010, and Lea & Theo called it quits in 2011, the on-screen love interests gave off-screen romance a try.
The beautiful pair known as Monchele (or Finchel, on the show) stayed together until Cory, unexpectedly, passed away in July 2013.