Before her on-and-off set boyfriend Cory Monteith”s sudden death, Lea Michele revealed the level of her love for the “Glee” star in the August 2013 issue of Marie Claire Mexico.
During her Q&A session with the publication, the 26-year-old actress opened up about her relationship with the 31-year-old and what it”s like to date someone she works with.
“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,” Miss Michele explained. “But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and notonly to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker.”
In regards to her time with Mr. Monteith, Lea said, “It is important to have someone that supports and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.”
On July 13, Cory passed away while staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver. His autospy revealed the star died from a mixture of toxicity including heroin and alcohol. His death was concluded to be nothing more than a “sad and tragic accident.”