Lea has made a brave decision to make her first public appearance, since Cory Monteith’s death, at the Teen Choice Awards on August 11, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively!
After Cory Monteith was unexpectedly found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, Lea Michele has laid low while quietly mourning the death of her boyfriend of a year and a half. Lea has decided it’s time to step back into the spotlight for the first time since Cory’s death, because a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Lea will likely be attending the Teen Choice Awards on August 11! We hope she doesn’t change her mind.
Lea Michele At Teen Choice Awards — First Appearance Since Cory Monteith’s Death
“Right now Lea is planning to attend the Teen Choice Awards next week with the entire [Glee] cast,” the source reveals.
Although Lea will be appearing with her fellow Glee cast members, the source explains that Lea was the one who decided to attend the awards show. “Ryan Murphy has given her total control on all the decisions for Glee, even the promotional stuff. It was Lea’s choice that they skip the FOX summer party last week — it was just too soon for her — but she feels like she wants to do the Teen Choice Awards because it has a lot of personal meaning for her — but also for the fans.”
Lea Michele Planning A Cory Monteith Tribute For The TCAs?
The source adds that the TCA’s hold special meaning for Lea and Cory, so it will definitely be an emotional night for the Glee actress.
“It’s going to be really hard because she has so many memories there with Cory, but she thinks it’s the right event to do. She’s also talking about doing a tribute to Cory because he really loved that award show and it would be a good way for the cast and the fans to honor him. Things go up and down for Lea every day and everyone is making sure that she knows she can do whatever feels right for her, but right now Lea’s plan is for her and the rest of the cast to attend.”
It will definitely be difficult for Lea to make an appearance for the first time after Cory’s death. We admire her strength in the wake of this terrible tragedy!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Lea should attend the Teen Choice Awards?