Lea Michele: Cory Has Made My Life So Incredible
By JACKIE WILLIS
July 24, 2013
Just one month prior to the tragic and sudden death of Cory Monteith, the actor's Glee girlfriend Lea Michele was gushing over him in an interview with Marie Claire Mexico.
"It's more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life," Michele, 26, said of her on and off-screen boyfriend (via Pop Sugar). "But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker."
What an awesome shoot today! Such a pleasure gracing the cover of one of my fav mags! So excited for you guys to see! Xo— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) June 8, 2013
The actress continued, "It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.
Monteith, who passed away on July 13, 2013 at the age of 31, was present during Michele's photo shoot with Marie Claire Mexico. The magazine's editor in chief Ariadne Grant described the day, recalling, "Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done. They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love, we are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."
Following the actor's death, ET received the following statement from Michele's rep: "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory's family."