But wait! The source dished much, much more:
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How has it been seven years already?!
While the Ryan Murphy series has suffered its fair share of tragedy since it debuted seven years ago, superstar Lea Michele took a moment to remember the good 'ole days in a heartwarming Instagram post on Thursday!
Apparently, Miss Rachel Berry stumbled upon a black and white photo featuring a dozen members of New Directions — sorry Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays, kids only — and simply had to celebrate the show's anniversary with Gleeks everywhere!
Lea's caption for the photo is especially touching as she indirectly references Cory Monteith's death and Mark Salling's problems with child porn, but we're glad she still has positive memories of her time in Lima.
Never stop believin'!
Ch-ch-check out Lea Michele's emotional Instagram epitaph (below)!!!
Our hearts break for Lea Michele.
The 29-year-old revealed on Monday that her beloved grandmother had recently passed away.
The beauty shared:
"I lost my beautiful grandma this week.. She wasn't your typical grandma. She gave me my first cup of coffee when I was 8 years old. She said something inappropriate to every boyfriend I've ever had. She never made pie or knit me a sweater. But she was my grandma and I loved her… More than anything.. I love you Grandma. ❤️ @prospect_tattoos Bronx NY"
Such a sweet honor!
Monteith played the star quarterback — donning jersey #5 — on the FOX hit show, so the tribute is extra sentimental.
Check it out (below):
Of course, this bonding time with her former on-screen beau comes only a month after Miz Michele's split from Matthew Paetz. As you may know, Matthew broke up with Lea after dating for two years and getting her past the highly publicized death of her late love Cory Monteith.
Oh man! Nonetheless, it seems that the Scream Queens starlet couldn't be happier as she and Groff were all smiles and on the verge of hysterics in the pic (above). She wrote:
We're so happy for Lea Michele.
In a appearance on the Fempire podcast with hosts Becca Tobin (Lea's bestie), Keltie Knight, and Jac Vanek, Miz Michele couldn't help but gush about her 30-year-old love:
"At the end of the day, this industry is really tough, and the only way to get through is to create a solid unit, and that's really what we've been since day one. We've stood by each other through anything that was thrown our way. [Matt] is a such a great man that he would never really let anything like that ever crack our lovely little core that we've created."
Paetz also completely respects Michele's past relationship and loss:
"He is very respectful towards the person that I was with, and that, again, is something I love so much about him. I really know that Cory would love him too."
All the feels!!
"I really would love to be best friends with Chrissy Teigen. I feel like she would cook for me, she would defend bullies for me. I would go to their house and John Legend would be singing or naked in a shower somewhere… I feel like me and Matt would be really good friends with them."
LOL! Join the club, sister!
Ch-ch-check out the full interview for more (below)!
Who knew a sweater could be so sexy?!
The Scream Queens star was ultra sultry as she revealed glimpses of shoulder and leg while seated on a furry bed cover.
In addition to skin, the 29-year-old also bares a bit of her inner self in the interview.
More than two years after Cory Monteith's passing, Lea reveals how she coped with it all:
"Getting to the other side takes a lot of work. All you can do is get to the other side. It's a struggle. When you do, there is happiness there. It's important to me to keep private some of that process with how I got here. But I am here, I am good, and I am very grateful for that."
She also talks about her boyfriend Matthew Paetz:
Especially so with former flame Lea Michele.
In the October issue, the 28-year-old shared how she found love after Cory's death:
Our hearts are so filled with love!
Monday marks the second anniversary of Cory Monteith's tragic death.
Although the Glee star succumbed to a drug and alcohol overdose, his memory still lives on in those closest to him.
Including his former flame Lea Michele.
That same day, the 28-year-old actress took to Twitter to remember her former co-star and boyfriend.