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Around that time, Jauregui did a gorgeous “coming out” editorial with rumored then-girlfriend Lucy Vives. Jauregui shared photos from the shoot on Instagram this week, and the pictures will leave you spellbound.
“Both girls trusted me to photograph them together as sort of a coming-out, but they were nervous how their families would respond and the publicity they’d attract, especially from the Latin American community,” Cartolano told MTV. “‘Bare With Me’ is a compromise which allowed us to describe what Lauren called ‘love in the 21st century.’”
“It was important to use their voices to show the world that this is OK, this is acceptable, in the gentlest way possible,” Cartolano added.
Though Jauregui and Vives are reportedly no longer together, Cartolano said the former couple was happy to release the photos.
“Lauren said this: that it’s a reminder of a really good moment in time,” Cartolano told MTV. “Because at the time, they did really like each other.”
“You could tell that they’ve been best friends for a very long time,” Cartolano added. “They’ve known each other since high school. And they dated on and off for a few years. So they’re good friends over everything else.”
Take a look at the stunning shots below, and be prepared to feel all the feels.