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Lea Michele's First Interview After Cory Monteith's Death Devastates: "I've Lost Two People"

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As we get closer and closer to tomorrow's tribute episode to Cory Monteith, it becomes harder and harder to deny that for many of us, the pain of losing Glee's resident "Frankenteen" is still ever present.

But no one understands that better than the woman who not only loved him off-screen, but who shared 4 seasons of love with fans everywhere on-screen. For the first time since his passing, Lea Michele is speaking out on her grief over losing not only her boyfriend Cory, but also the character of Finn.

In an interview released on the eve of the tribute episode, Lea shared why it was indeed necessary to shoot the episode, explaining:

“For me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn. We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic."

In addition, Lea shared that being with her "family," that is to say her TV co-workers, is helping to ease some of the immense pain that she feels everyday. In fact, being at work has been in-onto itself therapeutic:

“Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life, so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”

Sounds about right to us…

And finally, Lea was asked about her best memories of Cory and how she will hold onto him in her heart. Her answer, while seemingly sad, is also terribly beautiful and heartwarming, knowing that they shared the kind of love that will stay with her for a long time:

“I woke up every single day feeling like I was in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life. There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together, I consider myself very lucky.”

Such a true example of grace during grief.

Lea was incredibly lucky, as was Cory. The two shared a love that not only impacted their own lives, but the culture of television.

Though all seven boxes of Kleenex will be used by the end of tomorrow night, we'll feel lucky too, knowing we got to experience Finchel.

[Image via FOX.]

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20 comments to “Lea Michele's First Interview After Cory Monteith's Death Devastates: "I've Lost Two People"”

  1. 1

    This phony diva bitch makes me want to puke. It's no secret that she's selfish, mean-spirited, and self-centered; it's no secret that she and that queer Murphy feed off each other because they're both defective jerks. She's continuing to milk this all she can, and it's sickening. Monteith's death was his escape from this manipulative witch.

  2. 2

    go get a silver spoon and go with him.

  3. 3

    How do we know that she didnt do drugs with him….how do you have a "loving" relationship with someone who's a drug addict….you dont. I dont believe her, she needs publicity. More publicity means more exposure and translates to more money.

  4. MichJB says – reply to this


    PLease get this miserable tribute show over with and then cancel this moronic show. I am so sick of the minute by minute grief of someone more interested in furthering her career than the druggie boyfriend that OD'd out of stupidity. And Perez - he wasn't going to be your butt buddy in life - he sure won't be in death - let the obsession go.

  5. 5

    You guys are awfully rude. Lea is such a nice person. Their love was real. I am so hurt by all of your comments. I have a soft heart, but I still don't understand how all of you can be so hurtful. I look through all of your comments and they are all so rude. Stop judging Lea, Lea is such a beautiful person inside and out, and I have also met her at a fan signing when they came to my city. She stopped to tell all of us to never give up, and to accept yourself for who you are. People always make fun of her nose, and people always told her to get rhino or she won't get into the industry wekk, but she pushed away those comments and told her that she is enough. Lea and Cory were very much in love, unlike other celebs.

  6. 6

    I look through all of your profiles, and it seems to me that you all just see the bad sides of things. Why guys? It hurts people, especially when you talk about Cory this way

  7. 7


  8. Kip says – reply to this


    I never realized what awful people Dianna Agron's fans were until recently. But reading their comments on some of these articles has really brought it into light. It's really sad.

  9. 9

    Re: allsmiles – I think people felt bad after the boy died. this is turning into BIG BUSINESS. soon, some poor actor will have to die in order for a show to get attention. think about it.

  10. Whitney says – reply to this


    "There was no greater man than Cory" Is that so? I hate to break it to her but I don't consider some loser who drops dead from heroin in a hotel room to be a great man, but I have standards, so you can't go by me.

  11. Zaina says – reply to this


    They were a really sweet couple.

  12. 12


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  14. 14

    Re: shaygirl1309 – Cory was such a beautiful person and he is well worth the attention, if thats what you call it. I woud not call it attention, its more like grieving. We want to know all of this because we miss him, and all of this attention is because we want to grieve with Lea and the others. People are grieving, and we just want to show our love for him. There is a lot of news about Cory's tribute episode, and thats because we are al going to watch it. Please have some respect :)

  15. Kelsey says – reply to this


    Everyone is shaming her for speaking out about his death, when in reality it took her over a month to finally write something about Corey. She wasn't on any social media site for a long time after he died, and when shes finally open about her grieving you guys say shes making money off of it?
    When your close relative passed away, and you grieved over them, how much money did you make? Really, I wanna know.

    And so what if he was a drug addict? Does that make him any less of a human being? Addiction is a fucking disease, and all you idiots shaming them need a fucking reality check. YES PEOPLE ARE NOTICING HIS DEATH: HE WAS FAMOUS! All you inconsiderate assholes always say "Fuck dead celebs, i'm crying for people who died and AREN'T famous." Whats the fucking difference?! WE'RE ALL HUMAN BEINGS. It doesn't matter if they were famous or not, they all had families who loved them. -

    I've lost relatives to drug and alcohol addiction and its hard. They don't just wake up one day and are like "OH HEY! I think I'm gonna start doing crystal meth today.". You shitheads have no fucking compassion for people who are mentally unstable. It can happen to anybody. But by the way you guys are talking, I know you'll find out what its like to watch someone you love go through an addiction, then die because of it.

    Karma is real.

  16. 16

    Re: shaygirl1309Re: The TruthinatorRe: lacroix
    The 3 of you are always the first to comment horrible things about Lea & Corey, do you not have anything better to do with your lives? Obviously not.
    How is she milking it? She is continuing to do her job & she only answers questions about Corey when she is asked. And it's not her fault she's now a money bag for paparazzi pictures, it's them milking his death not her!!

  17. 17

    Re: Kelsey – thank you for noticing this. :)

  18. lacey says – reply to this


    Bless her! It just sucks so bad what happened to Cory, and when Lea says that there was no better man than Cory, I truly believe her. He really seemed like such an amazing guy that so many people loved dearly and she was so blessed to have the time with him that she did have. It's sad because he really could have been the man that she married and had kids with and now that can never be. :(

  19. 19

    omg that was sad. poor leah. no one should have to go through this experience. glad shes able to keep moving forward.

  20. smr says – reply to this


    It continues to amaze me how mean-spirited the people in these comment section are, really.If you can speak so harshly about people who you don't know than you need to take a good look in the mirror because all the bitterness that you're projecting isn't doing you, or anyone else any good. Have some compassion for your fellow human being, its obvious just seeing pictures of them together they were happy, and to suggest she's "milking" his death is so inconsiderate, when something like that happens, people are going to ask you questions and its honestly good to talk about them, in her case she is in the public eye so theres even more pressure to do and say the right thing, and all of you by being so negative are not helping anyone. I can't begin to imagine what she is going through, I have been with my boyfriend for 2 years and if we were to die suddenly, I would crushed and irreparable for so long, so my heart goes out to Lea.