Lea Michele Gushes About Cory Monteith in Tearjerking Pre-Death Interview

Lea MicheleAs if my heart isn't heavy enough already from the details surrounding the July 13 death of Glee star Cory Monteith, there's a new interview out that's literally making it hurt. Back in June Lea Michele and Monteith took a vacation to Mexico where she shot photos for the August issue of Marie Claire Mexico. Inside the magazine, Lea touches on her relationship with Cory, saying that he made her life "incredible."

It's eery. In fact, there's no more appropriate word for the interview than heartbreaking. Marie Claire Mexico's editor-in-chief Ariadne Grant recalled Monteith showing up for the photo shoot in "great spirits," and told E! that the couple was obviously "happy and in love."

Go on. Read the highlights from Lea's last interview about her and Cory before he died, here:

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. 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 coworker.

Lea continues on to talk about the importance of being in a relationship with someone who makes you feel "unstoppable" and "encourages you." For Lea, that person was most obviously Cory.

It's been rumored that Lea and Cory were nearly engaged at the time of his death. The kind of love that they had, from the sounds of it, is the kind so many women hope for. The kind of love they had took years and years to develop based off of such a strong friendship. Sure, the couple played on-screen lovers for some time, but it wasn't until February 2012 (three years after Glee's premier) that they came out as a real-life couple. Maybe that's what made them so supportive of one-another, that time period where they were the closest of friends ... first.

My heart continually aches for Lea. My thoughts and prayers are with her and Cory's family and friends during this tough time.

How do you feel about Lea's interview with Marie Claire Mexico?


Image via Marie Claire Mexico



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Trina_ Trina_

I truly feel really bad that Cory Monteith passed away. I'm trying to be sensative here but he was a hardcore drug addict from what I read. How could their relationship be as "wonderful" as she says it was? It sounds like he was high all the time and in a huge whirlwind of addiction. There's no way she could have been this happy unless she was in complete denial as Cory spiraled out of control. She sounds to me like THAT girl who overindulges and brags about how great her relationship is with a guy when it really isn't so good just so she can feel better about it. I'd rather her be realistic and discuss the issues they were going through at the time rather than paint a false picture.

dirty... dirtymoon

^^I'd thought that too. But seeing as they were apart when he passed, not every one knows how addicts get their fix, or when. From what i think is this was possibly his first time using since rehab, and just over did it after being off drugs. Anyways that's what i'd like to think. Celeb couples aren't together every day so he had plenty of times to squeze in a fix. But I think its odd he never showed any weight lose or anything seeing as he was on Herion at the time. But love is love, no matter what the package looks like, if she loved him as much as she said, and was that head over heels then that should be enough for us. She might have just looked the other way not wanting to believe what he was doing either. We'll never know, we aren't her.

bills... billsfan1104

I can't believe that you are this distraught that he died. He was just another hard core drug addict that took too much. It's sad, but he did it to himself.

nonmember avatar CeCe

Yes, he may have been a drug addict, but he was a human being too...we all have struggles in our life and just to tear him down just because he got caught up in a bad thing? People need to stop being so judgmental, celebrities are human too and we tend to forget that. Maybe she was in denial, maybe she wasn't, maybe their life was awesome, but who are we to judge? If she was happy, then what was the problem? It is sad that he lost his battle so young, drug addiction is no laughing matter and it is a serious problem. No matter how much help he got, it wasn't enough and I'm sure there is going to have times where she thinks that "why couldn't i help him? was it my fault? did i push him too hard? did i not push hard enough? why could't i have helped him?" etc. Let her grieve the way she wants to grieve and not judge Lea Michele. She loved him and he obviously loved her, just let it be.

chell... chelly214

yes he may have chose to take drugs in the first place but once an addiction occurs, you are an addict for life. from what i've read he was clean around lea and the cast of glee but when he went home to canada he would get high and do drugs. it's not just another case of a hard core drug addict gone wrong. it's sad that people don't realize that addicts might need more help than they are letting on and that this is a disease. in the end it wasn't 100 percent his fault. it is a tragic thing to happen and i hope his story and others help bring to light just how bad addiction to hard drugs is

nonmember avatar Sally

Bills, it's called empathising. It's part of being a decent human being. You should try it sometime.

stara... starandseen

I've never watched the show but from reading this interview, I was touched when she said she found someone who made her feel unstoppable and who encouraged her. 

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