Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith at 2013 Teen Choice Awards

Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith at 2013 Teen Choice Awards

During her acceptance speech for Choice TV Actress: Comedy at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, Lea Michele paid a special tribute to her late boyfriend/co-star Cory Monteith.

While on stage Sunday night (August 11), the “Glee” beauty joined her cast mates and gave a lovely speech while fighting back tears. Thank you guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very past few difficult weeks.”

Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world and I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory,” Lea added during her first official appearance since Cory”s death.

“For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love were going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and thats where he will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you.

Watch the 26-year-old”s full speech below: