A shot of Tila Tequila

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Reality TV star and tabloid mainstay Tila Tequila made headlines in January when her fiancee, 30-year-old Johnson & Johnson heiress Casey Johnson, died from diabetes complications.

The two had begun a relationship only a month earlier and quickly got engaged. Several gossip blogs deemed their relationship a publicity stunt, referencing a December video the two uploaded from bed — clad in push-up bras as Tequila kissed Johnson and showed off the 17-carat engagement ring her new fiancée had given her — as evidence.

In a story on the cover of Sunday’s Calendar section, Amy Kaufman goes inside Tequila’s world. Shortly after Johnson’s death, Kaufman visited the reality TV star’s Studio City home.

Full story: A shot of Tila Tequila – Los Angeles Times