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Lea Michele 'Didn't Know' Of Cory Monteith's Heroin Relapse; Reportedly Planning His Funeral

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There are hardly words…

While we just can’t imagine what a difficult time this must be for Lea Michele, a source has revealed that the “inconsolable” star “didn’t know” of Cory Monteith’s drug relapse.

As reported yesterday, Cory’s tragic passing was brought on by the combination of heroin and alcohol — what must have come as a surprise for his family and Lea.

And yet, the actress is reportedly keeping busy making the arrangements for her love’s funeral. A second source revealed:

"She's been talking with Cory's family the entire time and wants to plan the whole funeral.”

The insider then added:

"It's an absolute mess… It's just devastating, tragic news. A lot of his friends in L.A. had no idea how bad his drug use was. Everyone is still shocked beyond belief."

The actress is grieving alongside Cory's family, and her closest friends and family.

Our thoughts remain with them all.

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65 comments to “Lea Michele 'Didn't Know' Of Cory Monteith's Heroin Relapse; Reportedly Planning His Funeral”

  1. LookatYou says – reply to this


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    She didn't know huh? She's devastated huh? She's planning the funeral huh? Maybe she should be called Liar Michele.



  2. 2

    There is no way she is planning his funeral- she was his girlfriend of ONE year- his family will be looking after things- they weren't engaged or married, she has no rights- and how well did she know him if she wasn't aware he was using again- these entertainment couples are apart a lot - they are rarely real relationships-

  3. Argh. says – reply to this


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    She didn't know that he was using again? He probably had marks all over his upper arms… how did his "girlfriend" not know of his relapse? That goes to show you how "real" this couple was. I think E! was right in February 2012 about their relationship being "for Glee ratings" because this is just a mess. I'm sure she's inconsolable because he was her friend, but not because he was her lover.



  4. 4

    Pretty sure his family is planning the funeral. Not his girlfriend. But Perez likes to make shit up. How will he explain to his son that he bullies and lies for a living?

  5. Sabi says – reply to this


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    Surely his family who have been with him his entire life should plan his funeral…?

  6. Melanie says – reply to this


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    So, his girlfriend of like a year maybe is planning the entire funeral? Yeah, right. Get your facts straight before posting, Perez. Also, how did she NOT KNOW that he relapsed?! She was his girlfriend, right? Like, pretty sure you can't hide bruising from all of that from your girlfriend. Smh at these hollywood "relationships" that conveniently place nobody's in the public and media's eyes.

  7. Kelly says – reply to this


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    Ok she was his girlfriend for a year and she couldn't see he was a drug addict? I mean come on. If she couldn't see he had a drug problem then they weren't that close. I mean did he shoot up and veg out on the couch while she was grocery shopping? Come on. If you are so deeply in love with someone like she says they were then she should have seen the signs. Plus if people did know he was fighting the addiction why the hell was he left alone in a hotel for so long? I don't think those that claim to care for him did as much as they say. So sad.

  8. mt says – reply to this


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    Re: LookatYou – Addicts hide addictions from their love ones, so there was a possibility she didnt know. I am sure she is devastated and very hurt by all this.

  9. Mar says – reply to this


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    I am sure that she is very devastated and honestly it is very common for the family to be grieving that another love one plans the funeral. And drug addicts hide their addictions very well, even though they were always together. She might not be planning the whole thing but she has rights to help.

  10. ares savides says – reply to this


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    Get your fact correct before you post….she knew what he was doing and im sure the family is going to let his girl friend plan his funeral…



  11. 11

    Heroin usage is a hard to hide - somebody had to know. Even is the gf rarely saw him celebrities of this caliber don't travel alone, there's always somebody to open doors (so to speak), take care of business they're either too busy or too lazy to handle, an assistant, a publicist, sometimes even a personal manager travels with them, so somebody knew what this guy was up to and never said a word, which, sadly, is not all that uncommon.



  12. 12

    I never comment on things like this but some of the comments are just utter pants, just because they were only together a year doesn't mean she shouldn't have an input in the funeral, they had known each long before they started dating ie from when they started filming glee years ago ect, addicts are very good at hiding the true saying there clean, when in fact there doing it in secret so those closes to them don't know, just wanted to put my 2 pence in

  13. Hadley says – reply to this


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    Addicts are very skilled at hiding their addictions and drug use (speaking as a previous one myself.) There are also other ways to take heroin than shooting up, so entirely possible she had no idea. However, if he was drinking openly that would be a big clue something harder was coming up. Regardless, I am sure she is just devastated and my thoughts and prayers are with her, his family, and his loving fans. RIP Cory.



  14. 14

    Re: katherynRe: katheryn – Took the words right out of my mouth!



  15. 15

    she is not planning his funeral. so she is going to play innocent on the drugs …no surprise she wouldn't want to ruin her reputation. please. don't paint us idiots. When people are using drugs it's painfully obvious.



  16. 16

    He had been away since July 6th so its not lilke she was right there next to him and seeing his track marks or any other give aways. That also could have been the first night of the relapse. There are all kinds of factors for how she didn't know.

  17. Ann says – reply to this


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    As the soon to be ex-wife of a crack addict, YOU KNOW! We tell ourselves it isn't happening again, even as we smell it on them, see it in the changing contours of their faces, hear it in teir rapid breathing, and most of all feel it in the depth's of our soul. What we don't do is say it out loud, because we feel hurt, and scared, and guilty for not helping more. So we say we didn't know as we cry (and sometimes scream) ourselves to sleep, (when we are actually lucky enough to sleep) and we pray with all our might that he is still here in the morning. Rest In Peace Cory. God Bless Lea Michelle and family.

  18. gofff says – reply to this


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    this is bullshit…



  19. 19

    Re: katheryn – They were dating for almost two years, they only came out into the open about their relationship on Valentines Day, but they were secretly dating since November. She broke up with boyfriend Theo for him. And plus they both admitted that they always had feelings for each other and were best friends, so thats an almost five year relationship, because losing your best friend is just as hard as losing your lover. Also Cory's family loved her, and considered her part of the family, as they have said in interviews, so they probably welcome the help. Just because a couple isn't engaged or married, it doesn't invalidate their relationship.



  20. 20

    Lea probaby didn't know because she has been on vacation for the past like 2 or 3 weeks with friends, she probably thought he was completely better(he probably told her that because thats what addicts do, so she went away with friends,and he went to see his friends in Vancouver, and then relapsed. He's only been out of Rehab for what a month and a half.. it's very plausible that she wouldn't know seeing as how their relationship has been long distance the past couple of week. And again…having a long distance relationship does not invalidate it. Especially when they were together like every day for the past 2 years, she asked him to go to rehab, he did, she thought he was okay, because she had probably never been around drug addiction so she didnt understand it.



  21. 21

    Sounds like she is one dumbass girl!

  22. Cindylou says – reply to this


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    Re: Argh. – ah, she has that right! They were planning to have marriage and were planning children already, do you know them personally?

  23. Casey says – reply to this


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    Lea loved Cory more than anyone in the world. Perez knows it, gleeks know it. His fam is going to let Lea be involved with the arrangements. Haters!

  24. Cindylou says – reply to this


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    Re: Sabi – She is planning his funeral with his parents you ass!!!

  25. SJ says – reply to this


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    To everyone saying she isn't planning his funeral… How do you know?! Cory's family and Lea are probably planning it together. She was with him for over a year and they seemed very much in love so I'm sure his family will be respectful of that and they all probably get on well so she has every right to be involved in the plans. Anyone saying otherwise clearly has never been in a similar situation so therefore has no right to comment.

  26. Cindylou says – reply to this


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    Re: Hadley – Agree! I say once u sleep with someone and u r in it for a year, u just know

  27. Cindylou says – reply to this


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    Re: gofff – Exactly, she probably did know, but was in denial, some ppl just can not admit that a loved one has slipped off again. Others on here say there would have been marks on his arms, of course there were, but there are other places you can stick a needle. It is so sad though. She needs to come to grips with this

  28. SJ says – reply to this


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    Re: Sweetpea88 – Thank you for putting some sense on here. It angers me that people are saying mean things about Lea and how she has no right to help with planning Cory's funeral. I was only with my boyfriend 6months when he died last year but had known him for years before as a friend. His family were so wonderful to me and we all grieved together and they let me help as much as I wanted when they were planning his funeral. They allowed me chose most of the music that was played. I'm still in touch with all his family now because they knew how happy we had made each other and they are extremely supportive. I'm sure the exact same thing is now happening with Cory's family and Lea.



  29. 29

    Of course she didnt, she's too busy looking in the mirror and selling make up…it take time away from her.

  30. lies says – reply to this


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    Nobody knows anything, it is just media speculating for bring attention to their sites. The only thing is true is that she is with his family, the funeral thing is fanfiction created to bring hits.

  31. SJ says – reply to this


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    Re: ariellepuuri – Took the words out of my mouth, thank you. A marriage contract doesn't take away the closeness of a relationship. And the length of time doesn't make it any less significant. His family probably thought of her as their future daughter-in-law already as they seemed very happy together and it seemed to be heading towards marriage. I'm so pleased to see that his family are nice enough to let Lea help plan his funeral as they are obviously aware she was a huge part of his life. It will also help her grieving process to keep busy and help out.

  32. Krisz says – reply to this


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    Re: katheryn – They were engaged

  33. i_hate_leamichele says – reply to this


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    she did not know? yeah maybe because she was stupid. Lea Michele didn't deserve Cory Monteith. why? because this girl is a BITCH. my friends saw how she treated the servers in one of the restaurants in Manhattan. RIP Cory. it was good you never married a BITCH.

  34. i_hate_leamichele says – reply to this


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    I hate lea Michele. this bitch should have died instead of cory!

  35. Jess says – reply to this


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    Re: ariellepuuri – Totally agree with u Arielle! she received a lot of pressure to broke up with him once he said he was an addict.. but she kept fighting for their relationship and gave the necessary support! You dont need to be married to love someone. According to some interviews Cory´s family love Lea, so is normal that she wants to help to plan his funeral.

    About his relapse, you dont know if this was the first time after his days in the rehab center. He was in Vancouver and she was in Mexico or USA (I cant remember right now) .. so stop of judging and think you have the absolute truth!

  36. proud_lea_hater says – reply to this


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    Lea Michele should have died instead of Cory. I hate this bitch.

  37. ladyc says – reply to this


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    Re: Argh. – not true. my uncle was a heroin addict for most of his life, which is eventually what killed him about 3 years ago. he NEVER used to use the needle in his arms, always his feet and ankles so he can cover them up. So while it may seem hard to believe that she knew nothing about it, it isn't impossible either. addiction is a disease, and after all he went through he wouldnt have been flaunting his drug use around.

  38. Jess says – reply to this


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    Re: i_hate_leamichele – what a stupid comment! You dont have nothing to do! So sad for your life!

  39. marge says – reply to this


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    Re: Hadley – i had a friend who was pricking himself between the toes, when addicts want to hide they can.

  40. Lucy says – reply to this


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    Re: marge – Agreed, sp,e very ignorant comments here. There is no reason to even belief he was injecting heroin. He may have smoked it. Also it's a well known phenomena that many addicts who have been in recovery die during their first relapse. They think they still have the same tolerance they had pre-withdrawal, use that same amount again, and yet because they've detoxed they don't have the tolerance and it kills them.

    These comments are so disrespectful. By the time I had been with my partner for the almost 2 years these two have been together we had a baby and were living together- many years later we're happily married, but the love I had for him then was just as strong. How can people make such nasty comments on the internet? Do you have no consideration for those you may hurt? She may google this one day and read this stuff. She's only human afterall- we just don't know what she will do. People who espouse conspiracy theories about others' tragedies have a certain shallowness and lack of empathy. Horrible.

  41. Kendra Henderson says – reply to this


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    She probly didn't know! That doesn't mean she didn't love him or pay attention or anything. She's not a liar and everyone quit acting like its her fault. It was a tragic and recasting accident and if she wants to be a part of planning his funeral she has every right to be. And none of you get to decide if she should or not.They were together for a very long time and had an unbelievable love for each other. And the one person she loved with all her heart has been taken from her.



  42. 42

    I may agree with you guys saying that how come she didn't know. Didn't she noticethe track marks or nose burns or the behavior changes and all. But let's not be quick on judging her for it might be possible that Cory had been hiding if he ever had relapses after his rehab. "Drug addicts tend to be incredibly smart, crafty and sneaky people. They may lie or deny just to throw off suspicion. They become brilliant at hiding their needle marks. Some eve inject in between toes just to hide it." BUT IT IS AlSO POSSIBLE THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN DOING HARD DRUGS and THIS WAS HIS FIRST LAPSE - MEANING HIS BODY WAS NOT TOLERANT OF THE OPIOIDS and IT HAD POSSIBLY KILLED HIM - a BIG DOSE CAN EASILY KILL SOMEONE WHO'S NOT USING IT IN THE REGULAR BASIS. I've also heard that when someone relapses they use the same amount that they did before and they simply overdose. Therefore, if they use their usual level their body simply is no longer used to that. That's why they die from OD. I may also add Quiet addicts can be the worst ones that's why we don't see Lohan or Charlie or the party animals dying in their hotel rooms. May God bless the loved ones left and may he rest in peace. Hope his case comes clear so there is closure.



  43. 43

    Re: LaughingOutLoud1 – I may agree with you guys saying that how come she didn't know. Didn't she noticethe track marks or nose burns or the behavior changes and all. But let's not be quick on judging her for it might be possible that Cory had been hiding if he ever had relapses after his rehab. "Drug addicts tend to be incredibly smart, crafty and sneaky people. They may lie or deny just to throw off suspicion. They become brilliant at hiding their needle marks. Some eve inject in between toes just to hide it." BUT IT IS AlSO POSSIBLE THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN DOING HARD DRUGS and THIS WAS HIS FIRST LAPSE - MEANING HIS BODY WAS NOT TOLERANT OF THE OPIOIDS and IT HAD POSSIBLY KILLED HIM - a BIG DOSE CAN EASILY KILL SOMEONE WHO'S NOT USING IT IN THE REGULAR BASIS. I've also heard that when someone relapses they use the same amount that they did before and they simply overdose. Therefore, if they use their usual level their body simply is no longer used to that. That's why they die from OD. I may also add Quiet addicts can be the worst ones that's why we don't see Lohan or Charlie or the party animals dying in their hotel rooms. May God bless the loved ones left and may he rest in peace. Hope his case comes clear so there is closure.



  44. 44

    Re: Argh. – I may agree with you guys saying that how come she didn't know. Didn't she noticethe track marks or nose burns or the behavior changes and all. But let's not be quick on judging her for it might be possible that Cory had been hiding if he ever had relapses after his rehab. "Drug addicts tend to be incredibly smart, crafty and sneaky people. They may lie or deny just to throw off suspicion. They become brilliant at hiding their needle marks. Some eve inject in between toes just to hide it." BUT IT IS AlSO POSSIBLE THAT HE HAD NOT BEEN DOING HARD DRUGS and THIS WAS HIS FIRST LAPSE - MEANING HIS BODY WAS NOT TOLERANT OF THE OPIOIDS and IT HAD POSSIBLY KILLED HIM - a BIG DOSE CAN EASILY KILL SOMEONE WHO'S NOT USING IT IN THE REGULAR BASIS. I've also heard that when someone relapses they use the same amount that they did before and they simply overdose. Therefore, if they use their usual level their body simply is no longer used to that. That's why they die from OD. I may also add Quiet addicts can be the worst ones that's why we don't see Lohan or Charlie or the party animals dying in their hotel rooms. May God bless the loved ones left and may he rest in peace. Hope his case comes clear so there is closure.



  45. 45

    I agree with you! It's true that there are drug addicts who are really smart at hiding but in this case… I just agree with you. He hang out with his friends and some of his P.A.'s like 48hrs or less before his death. And those friends said that Cory didn't drink but autopsy and toxicology results reveal that he had alcohol in his system. Those friends even hang out in his hotel room the night before and then they continued jamming outside. Cory returned to his room alone. It's possible that those people knew at some point. Sometimes, friends are the worst enemies. And if you let yourself be tempted, the environment around you could influence you. I've heard that Cory had been downtown eastside of Vancouver. And I'm not saying that all of Vancouver osnthe land of drug deals but I've watched a documentary folm aboud downtown eastside's street drugs. And it broke my heart when I saw that. Just saaaaad. But they chose it in the first place that somehow led to addiction.



  46. 46

    Re: knickle3 – And that I agree as I posted my comment in the last page. That night might possible be his first relapse. He might have taken his usual level that his body simply was not tolerant to opioids that he just overdosed. What's more sad is that he was alone! At some pointa his so-called frienda also had responsibilities. It's BS that they didn't know about him with all those substance in his room. It's just sad but it already happened. It cannot be undone. He chose it. He lost his battle against it. I feel sad for him for he had been trying what he could do to bw sober and clean but maybe it wasn't his best for he let his cravings consumed him. Addiction is a comolex matter. I'm just sad about those people who have become addicts. Praying for them.



  47. 47

    If Lea Michele didn't know about it, how awful she must be feeling. Mixed I bet. Sad, devastated, heartbroken or even fooled, blindsided, betrayed, slap in the face kind of thing. Only she knows how she must be feeling. It's their lives. It'd just tragic. Cory wasn't seemed like an addict well based in how he looked but yeah we cannot define a person based on his appearance alone. Cory was a functional addict. That's it. He led a double life, great career but on the other side an escape to drugs and alcohol. May he rest in peace. Despite his past and addiction, he also led a good life and he inspired a lot of people. Too bad he followed his 'some will lose' line in his duet with Lea in the "Don't Stop Believing" song.

  48. yasmin says – reply to this


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    this i dont understand..if he was going to rehab why was he taking them in the first place and why didnt let lea know what was going, he should have been upfront and told her the truth and if he did.. this wouldn't have had happened . i know he was struggling but he should have told her,,

  49. salenakhan says – reply to this


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    All of you need to shut up you don't know
    What's been going on you lot think
    You know everything well you don'.
    Just leave lea alone if you hate her
    Just say it but bring this on her ain't right.



  50. 50

    the hell? she planned the funeral? that's total crap.

  51. google says – reply to this


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    Re: Argh. – who shoots heroin into their upper arms??

  52. alexandra says – reply to this


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    Re: LaughingOutLoud1 – you're probably right a lot but right now i have a different opinion which opposes yours. what's your job? perez makes money to survive. a lot of people in this country have to do ugly things to make money. and i'm not even talking about prostitution. some people are greedy, some people do ugly things to make money, some people to ugly things and don't even make money. but it's your job to teach your children to learn from right and wrong. and sometimes parents do the wrong thing and their children will still respect them and learn from their parents mistakes. perez keep doing what you're doing i hope you're living a wonderful life.

  53. Ashleigh says – reply to this


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    Re: katheryn

    They worked so close for so long. And who cares if they weren't married. If his family is letting her , then good. After my husband (29) died, all I did for a week was plan everything. It kept me busy. So busy. And I wouldn't change anything. Until you walk this path you really don't know how it feels to lose the person you were going to spend the rest of your life with.



  54. 54

    my opinion is that WE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS . he was trying the win the war but we all know that the enemies won just saying if u did not see what their love was behind closed doors then not allow to say anything but STAY STRONG LEA NOTHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!

  55. erin says – reply to this


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    Re: jenyrocks

    Corey Monteith Family and The Cast Of Glee letting you know that Corey is Definitely alive he doesn't want to be found this is all gossip and lies so please pray that Corey is ok 100 percent sure that Corey is a Missing person

  56. Snowmara says – reply to this


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    Vultures. Get your own life and let the people grieve for their friend, son, brother and love. Nothing anyone will say will bring him back. You have all made your own mistakes and find it so easy to pass judgement on others. Do the world a favor and shut it.

  57. Laura says – reply to this


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    Heroine users also snort it! So it is possible she didn't know he was using again. He was hiding it so he obviously wasn't injecting it, he didnt have marks on his arms. It's a morphine detivative so it can be injected, crushed, snorted, etc. It also has a 15 min delayed onset when it's snorted rather than the instant high when it's injected. If he was clean in LA and only used in Canada it's very possible his friends, co-stars and family didnt know he was using. That was the first indication that he provably only used that night because when you go to rehab your body resets and he probably used the same amount he was used to… And along with the alcohol it decreased his brain function to the point it didn't tell him to breathe and he just passed away. Lea is in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Stay strong!

  58. XPBrutty says – reply to this


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    People that use heroin if itraveneoulsy, usually do not use there forearms b/c you can see the usage. They usually shoot in the groin, under toenails, fingernails, and other places not seen to well. An addict is a master of disguise, he is embarrassed of the drug use and knows how to hide it well.

  59. Melanie says – reply to this


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    Re: katheryn – Are you an idiot? They were engaged and supposed to be getting married in just two weeks. They were also together for more than a year, they only released their relationship a year ago though. Also drug addicts are very good at hiding addictions. She probably didn't know he was using again because he had just gotten out of rehab or because she was so busy planning their wedding, you dumbass. What's the point of coming on here and reading tragic stuff about him, his family, and closest friends, if all you're going to do is bash them . Just shut the fuck up and get a life.

  60. Mia says – reply to this


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    Heroin can be snorted, smoked as well as injected. Super models shot it between their toes. He didn't have to have needle marks on his arm, he was too clean cut. Anyway when he went into rehab he was snorting.

  61. Nell says – reply to this


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    Excuse me, but loved ones hide addictions from their families. It's very likely that she didn't know, and as if she'd be doing this for the effing attention, NO ONE would do that. Sure, she might not be planning the whole wedding, but she'd have a say in it; for all we know, she DID plan the whole wedding, his family might not have been able to handle it!! So don't bloody diss Lea or Cory, when Cory's just passed on, that's the most disrespectful thing you could do! If you don't have something nice to say then don't say it! Finally, THEY WERE SO OBVIOUSLY IN LOVE WITH EACHOTHER, WHY WOULD THEY PRETEND TO BE FOR THE FANS?? THE FANS WOULD'VE GOTTEN OVER IT. Hmph. My rant is over…. RIP Cory <3

  62. Nell says – reply to this


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    *Funeral

  63. Austin says – reply to this


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    Re: Argh. – Why would he have track marks on his arms? Who said he was shooting it? you can smoke H on foil or snort it too.. It's very easy to hide addiction

  64. lisa says – reply to this


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    um she worked closely with his family to HELP plan his funeral and as she wasnt in Vancouver with him and its been widely reported he had only used in Canada its massively possible she didnt kno about the relapse

  65. gleek says – reply to this


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    What the hell is wrong with you people? If you're going to hate on Lea or Cory, then please, leave and take your opinions on them somewhere else.