Boxer Oscar De La Hoya's niece has confirmed reports she was dating tragic actor Corey Haim at the time of his death on Wednesday (10Mar10).
Reality TV star Daisy De La Hoya, who fronts VH1 show Daisy of Love, has taken to Twitter.com to pour out her emotions about her lover's death.
Haim died from a suspected overdose at his mother's apartment in Los Angeles.
De La Hoya tweets, "I'm sooooooo devastated right now. This is the worst day ever I can't believe this."
A source close to the 28 year old reveals she and Haim had only just started dating and attended a Playboy Mansion party together with the actor's namesake pal Corey Feldman just before his death.
The insider tells Eonline.com, "Daisy knew Corey was doing a lot of drugs, especially prescription meds. She thought he was kind and talented, and she wanted to rescue him. She became his confidant over the last few weeks. He told her a lot.
"They weren't in an exclusive relationship, but they were having a lot of fun getting to know each other and seeing what would happen."
The reality TV star's representative tells the website, "She's bawling and inconsolable."
In another tweet, De La Hoya wrote, "Why do I always fall for the lost soul? We could of (sic) been lost together, now you're lost forever... I'll miss you."
And, fighting back tears on U.S. news show Access Hollywood on Thursday (11Mar10), De La Hoya added, "I was supposed to see him (Haim) at some point later on in this week.
"I just had a really rough year with a relationship; I guess he had been doing the same... I would have liked to have made the situation a happy ending, but I think that we never had that time to really do that."
She revealed that Feldman and his estranged wife introduced her to Haim, warning her that he had issues: "He had his reservations... but I was just like... 'I really like this guy a lot and... I feel like he needs a positive person in his life, because I don’t feel like he has a lot (of them).'
"I said, 'I don’t care what anyone else says about this or how you feel about this personally, and I know you’ve been friends with him for 20 years or whatever it is, and you’ve had your ups and downs, but I feel like I want to be there and, like, show this person that he is really awesome.'
"I always want to see the good in people. I have dealt with those issues myself, so when I see myself in somebody, I recognise those demons and I want to be there to help people, so I naturally always flock to the wounded birds."