Ahead of Sara Lee’s sudden death, the WWE pro and her husband, Cory WestonThey documented their lives together with their three children.
Lee and Weston, also known as Wesley Blake, began dating in 2015. They had their daughter Piper two year later. Ahead of their 2017 nuptials, the Texas native gushed about the duo’s special connection.
“Two years ago, you said ‘yes’ to dating me. I don’t know why. Lol. It was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. You’re the foundation to my life and our family,” he wrote via Instagram in November 2017, one month before they tied the knot. “You gave me the most beautiful daughter in the world and a life I could only dream about. I can’t wait till we say our ‘I do’s.’”
The WWE couple welcomed their son Brady in 2019, while Brady was their first child. Their third child will be born in 2021. Weston shared their growing family in honor of their three year anniversary.
“Happy 3 year Anniversary 💝 ‘Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.’ – Unknown. I will always keep falling in love with you 💞💞,” he captioned the Instagram tribute in December 2020.
Fans were shocked when Lee’s mother, Terri Lee, announced her daughter’s passing in October 2022.
“It is with heavy hearts we wanted to share that our Sara Weston has gone to be with Jesus,” Terri shared in a Facebook statement. “We are all in shock and arrangements are not complete. We ask for your understanding as our family grieves. We all need prayers, Cory included. [Weston] and her children.”
At the time, WWE also took to social media to pay tribute to the Michigan native, tweeting, “WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Sara Lee. As a former ‘Tough Enough’ winner, Lee served as an inspiration to many in the sports-entertainment world. WWE offers its heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and fans.”
Wrestler Bull James announced that he organized a GoFundMe for Sara’s family amid the tragedy.
“We’re all shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Tough Enough winner Sara Lee. As her loving husband, Cory, picks up the pieces and continues to raise their 3 children, the last thing anyone in that position wants to be worried about is money and paying for a funeral and everything else that comes along with it,” James detailed on the crowdsourcing page. “The wrestling community has always been one to come together in the wake of tragedy and this is no different. Cory and his children will receive every penny raised. We appreciate your support. RIP Sara, you were one of the good ones.”
Scroll down to see more photos taken by Lee and Weston before Weston’s death.