Lea Michele Looks Shockingly Different 3 Months After Cory's Death (PHOTOS)

Lea micheleSaying that Lea Michele has been strong since the passing of boyfriend Cory Monteith is an understatement. Heck, her cast mates, friends, and family have all been praising the way she's handled this tragic event. But I think it's safe to say that Lea Michele has lost weight during the past few months. A lot of weight. As in take a look at this photo (right). You're lying to yourself if you think Lea looks good.

I'm not trying to be mean. Quite the opposite, actually. I love the Glee actress (as much as you can love someone who has no clue you exist). She looks happy here at Elle's 20th Annual Women in Hollywood event ... naturally beautiful. But all of this stress, the effects of this loss, they're most definitely getting to her. And in the process, she's dropping pounds.

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I don't think Lea has any shortage of friends and people to lean on at this point. Granted, no one can undo the horribleness that is the loss of a loved one. However, even during the tough times when you want to cut someone a little slack, there's a time to step in. In my eyes, with Lea, that time is now. I mean come on -- look at how much healthier she looked back in January of this year at the Screen Actors Guilt Awards:

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It's never easy, that's for sure. It takes some serious love to step in and speak to someone you care about when they're putting their health at risk. There are ways to handle grieving in a healthier way. Surrounding yourself with good company, for starters, but also making sure that you're eating and not avoiding food. When it comes to exercise, working out can be a good pathway for your aggression as long as you're not overdoing it.

I firmly believe that Lea's too bright to let this all spiral out of control. She's got an amazing career and life ahead of her. Come on girl, you got this. Take a step back, and evaluate.

Would you say something if you noticed your friend was handling a tragic event in the wrong way?

 

Image via Javier Rojas/ ZUMA Press/ Corbis, FRED PROUSER/ Reuters/ Corbis

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