Cory Monteith tragically died on July 13, 2013. For the one year anniversary of his death, Lea Michele tweeted a loving message about her former boyfriend for the whole world to see. She also mourned privately — and “didn’t want to be out and about,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
It’s been a difficult year for Lea Michele, 27, as she grieves and tries to move on after her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith‘s shocking and sudden death. Lea’s heart has found happiness again with new man Matthew Paetz, but a source tells us Lea “didn’t want to be seen” with Matthew during the emotional weekend.
Lea Michele On Cory Monteith Death Anniversary: Inside Her Private Grieving
Besides posting a loving message online, Lea spent the one-year anniversary of Cory’s death laying low and relaxing.
“She spent the weekend and the day of with some friends and Matt, but she didn’t want to be out and about or on the beach or partying because she knows that would have been taken the wrong way,” a source reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“She grieved for a little bit but she mostly watched TV, some movies and hung out with Matt.”
We’re sure the weekend was VERY difficult for Lea, so we’re happy to hear the actress got to relax in private and grieve in her own way.
Lea Michele: Her Loving Message To Cory Monteith On The Anniversary Of His Death
In the morning hours of July 13, Lea posted an emotional Twitter message about Cory.
“We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always. ❤️,” Lea posted. She also put up an adorable picture of her and Cory on her Instagram.
We previously reported that Lea would mourn in this way — with a couple of public messages, but then mostly in private. “She’s not doing anything over the top, but will post about Cory — like she’s done already — and is going to “mourn on her own time,” a source revealed to HollywoodLife.com.
What do YOU think about Lea mourning privately, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Written by Megan Ross, Reporting by Russ Weakland