Before Cory Monteith died at age 31 of a combination of heroin and alcohol, his girlfriend and “Glee” costar Lea Michele gave a tell-all interview with Marie Claire Mexico about their relationship. It is now being released and makes Monteith’s unfortunate early death seem all the more tragic as Michele discusses how much his love meant to her.
“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,” she tells Marie Claire, via Us Weekly. “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 co-worker.”
She adds, “It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.”
Monteith was present at Michele’s photoshoot, which she tweeted about back in June. Marie Claire Mexico editor-in-chief Ariadne Grant writes that Monteith “showed up in great spirits” and that he and Michele were “very nice and obviously happy and in love. We are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea.”