Cory’s sad and sudden death on July 13 left his co-star, girlfriend and best friend, Lea Michele, absolutely ‘devastated,’ a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. In an effort to celebrate Cory’s life and their relationship, browse through our photos and take a look back at Cory and Lea’s best moments together.
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. They met and fell in love on the set of Glee. We can’t imagine the heartache Lea is experiencing after Cory was found dead on July 13, but we thought it’d be a good time to look back at how their relationship blossomed and enjoy photos of the couple in happier times.
Lea Michele & Cory Monteith Together Before Cory’s Death — Best Moments
In May 2009, Glee premiered on FOX. Later, Cory admitted he was very “nervous” when he first met Lea because he thought she was very talented. His infatuation with Lea clearly grew because they were often spotted getting cozy on set. At the end of season one, Cory’s character, Finn, told Lea’s character, Rachel, that he loves her. (So cute!)
At the end of season two, in the spring of 2011, Finn kissed Rachel on stage at Regionals. Off set, Cory and Lea were seen strolling through Central Park together. At the time, Lea was dating Broadway actor Theo Stockman,
but they broke up a few months later.
Soon after Lea’s breakup, rumors of a romance between Cory and Lea began to run wild. Finally, in February 2012, Cory and Lea stepped out as a couple, making their relationship official! While things were heating up off screen, Finn broke up with Rachel on the season three finale of Glee in May 2012.
As of April 2013, Finn and Rachel seemed to be heading for a romantic reunion. Off camera, Lea was heard gushing about Cory at the Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013. Sadly, it was their last carpet appearance together before Cory’s death.
How Glee will handle Cory’s abrupt departure from the series is yet to be determined, however, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that they may use old footage of the actor in order to give him a proper sendoff.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Which moment between Cory and Lea is your favorite?
— Chris Rogers