We’re not crying, you’re crying! All eyes were on Lea Michele’s sexy naked shoot for her ‘Women’s Health UK’ spread, but if you look closely, you’ll also see she has a brand new tribute for her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith, inked on her body — and if you’re a fan of ‘Glee,’ you’re going to LOVE it.
Just like her character, Rachel Berry, did on Glee, Lea Michele, 29, got Cory Monteith’s character on the show, Finn, tattooed on her body in real life! On the show, the ink was on Rachel’s ribcage, but her real tat is on her left hip — and she first revealed it while posing completely naked on the cover of Women’s Health UK. YOU GUYS, it’s too much!!
This isn’t the only tattoo the actress has in honor of Cory, either: She also has his Glee football number, 5, inked onto her skin and the quote “I love you more. If you say so” — their last words to each other — written under her chest. She actually wrote a song called “If You Say So” about this exact, heartbreaking conversation, so, understandably, it means a lot to her.
Lea and Cory were dating for almost two years when he sadly passed away from a drug overdose in July 2013. Obviously, the 29-year-old was completely devastated over losing the love of her life, but she’s ultimately come out stronger than ever from the heartbreak.
“I’m feel physically in my best shape and emotionally in my best place,” she admitted to the mag. “I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to represent myself as being some perfect girl, but I love myself, flaws and all.”
After Cory’s death, Lea dated Matthew Paetz for two years before their split in February. She briefly dated Robert Buckley, 35, this spring, although that romance fizzled out after just a few weeks.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Lea’s ‘Finn’ tattoo?