Lea Michele has been depending on the things she loves the most to keep her strong — her music and her family.
After losing her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith in July, Lea Michele has been finishing her first album and spending a great deal of time with her family. The 27-year-old actress’ first single will be out Dec. 10, and she says that in a way, it saved her.
Lea Michele Gets Strength From Music & Family
“My family has experienced a lot of loss in their life and they’ve been so wonderful in being there for me and giving me the strength I need,” Lea told People at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event on Dec. 3.
Her parents are two people she’s really leaned on while trying to move forward. She just finished her first album, and they supported her during all of the recording.
“I brought my dad to the studio and he cried the entire time,” she added about the day she recorded “Cannonball,” which is set to be her first single. She recorded it in August, just a month after Cory’s tragic death.
Lea On Her First Single: It ‘Helped To Life Me Up’
It’s “more than just a song to me,” she told the mag. “It completely helped to lift me up at a time where I needed it. It’s very empowering. I’ve used this song as a rock.”
She’s also hoping the song will help others get through tough times like it did for her.
“Music can really help you in times of need, and that’s what this song did for me and I hope that’s what it does for others as well,” she said.
We’re so happy to hear that Lea’s doing better and leaning on her loved ones, especially with the holidays coming up. “Maying [we’re] going to take a little holiday over New Year’s and just enjoy ourselves.”
Sounds perfect — she deserves a good holiday after a tough year. Are you excited for her new single to drop?
— Emily Longeretta