Happy Birthday Lea! Today, Aug. 29, the ‘Glee’ star turns 27, and it will be a bittersweet occasion, as this is her first birthday without her beloved boyfriend Cory Monteith. Look at her pictures here.
While birthdays are normally always a happy occasion, this one will be bittersweet for Lea Michele. Lea turns 27 just six weeks after the death of her Glee co-star and love of her life, Cory Monteith, so this will probably be a very tough occasion for her.
Lea Michele’s Birthday — Turns 27 Without Cory Monteith
On Aug. 29, Lea turned 27, and faced her first birthday alone, after her boyfriend Cory died on July 13 from a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin at age 31.
This has absolutely been the hardest year of her life. While Lea’s life couldn’t be going better professionally — she has just begun filming season five of Glee – her personal life fell apart when Cory, the man she called her “forever” died.
However, just like her alter ego Rachel Berry, Lea proved what a true star and trooper she is, as she has already returned to the set of Glee, and a smile has started to creep back on her face.
What makes her special day even sadder however, is that Cory had a big birthday surprise planned.
Lea Michele: Cory Monteith’s Birthday Surprise — Romantic Plans Before Death
“[Lea] didn’t know what [Cory's surprise was],” a source said. ”But she thought it could be a party and possibly a trip somewhere.”
Furthermore, Lea and Cory reportedly had long-term plans for the future.
“Lea and Cory were planning on moving in together after he got back from Vancouver,” a source said. They ”weren’t talking engagement or marriage yet, but it was heading that way. The first step was [that] Cory was going to move in [to Michele's L.A. home] completely. He was already there all the time.”
“They were 100 percent happy and together and in love at the time of his death,” the source added.
It is also believed that Cory was planning to propose to Lea. Lea’s love for Cory is evident in her last interview prior to the actor’s death.
Lea Michele: Cory Monteith ‘Made My Life So Incredible’
“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,” Lea said, when the interview was conducted on June 7.
Here at HollywoodLife.com, we are wishing Lea a happy birthday, and we are keeping her in our thoughts.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you praying for Lea on her birthday?
– Eleanore Hutch
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