Lea Michele reminisces about life with Cory Monteith, while admitting her ongoing struggle to deal with his death. Don't miss the emotional interview...
Lea Michele has given another touching interview about her tragic loss of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith.
Opening up about his death in July, Lea told Ellen she felt like the ‘luckiest girl in the world’ when she was darting her Glee co-star.
In her new interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Lea reminisced about the time Cory had confirmed their relationship when appearing on the show.
‘It’s one of my favourite memories. I remember when he came home that night he kind of puffed out his chest and he was like, ‘I talked about you on Ellen today.’ she recalled, giving the whole room butterflies.
‘I was so happy. He’s such a private person and I literally lived everyday of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world.
‘I just thought he was the greatest man and so at that moment, that memory, it means so much to me.’
Still struggling to come to terms with the loss of 31-year-old Cory, who died from a toxic combination of drugs and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room, Lea said: ‘I really feel like I’m still trying to figure out all of this.’
She also thanked Glee creator Ryan Murphy for his support in returning to the show, before adding: ‘This grief goes with you everyday whatever you’re doing. There’s great moments [and] hard moments so I’d rather, for me, be at work with the people who I love that are going through and it obviously has it’s own triggers, but at the end of the day I feel so safe there. And like I said, they’re my family.’
Another show of incredible strength from Lea, so brave.