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Tila Tequila Talks Casey Johnson’s Death

Posted Tuesday January 12, 2010 4:29 PM GMT

After the tragic loss of Casey Johnson, Tila Tequila is sharing memories of her fiancée that led up to the unexpected death.

The 28-year-old says, “I’m trying to remember what’s good. She was such a loving and beautiful person. I want people to remember her as that.”

The couple had only been dating a month and met through mutual friends, but weren’t fond of each other initially. “We just hated each other through gossip. When people talk about someone you have preconceived judgments,"

Tequila says. "But one day I texted and she was the cutest thing ever. She was nothing I had envisioned. I thought, I cannot believe this is the Casey Johnson people used to tell me about."

Miss Tequila also shared moments of her first date with the 30 year old. "She was so nervous at my house. Dropping things. I could tell she was nervous ... We just ended up laughing all night. We just fell in love.”

The couple then quickly moved in with each other, and marriage became the idea soon after. "We were so excited about starting a new life together," says Tequila. "I was going to buy the house and she was going to buy the car."

Johnson’s death was a huge shock to her fiancée. After a small disagreement on Casey’s dogs, Tequila went the whole day without hearing from Johnson.

"At first I thought sometimes she likes to sleep in till 5 p.m. She has done that before and it freaks me out. Then I thought maybe she was mad at me. We'd fight over little things. Then she'd apologize. Or I thought she was with the Hiltons."

Finally, after calling friends and having an assistant check on her, she learned the news."I booked the flight home right then. I was in shock. It really hit me when I found all the cards she had written me. My therapist put me on suicide watch. I've been getting help but I'm fine now. I know Casey wants me to be alive and she hates seeing me like this. She always hated it when she would see me cry."

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