Lea Michele attends memorial for Cory with Glee co-stars
LEA Michele attended a memorial for Cory Monteith in Los Angeles on Thursday (25.07.13).
The heartbroken actress, 26, whose boyfriend of 14 months was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on July 13, after he overdosed on heroin and alcohol, joined her 'Glee' co-stars and the show's creator Ryan Murphy at a private service to remember Cory, 31, who battled addiction since he was a teenager.
A statement from 20th Century Fox Television said that Lea attended the memorial "along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith.
"We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
Lea and Cory were previously reported to have been planning to move in together after he returned from Vancouver and she returned from vacation in Mexico.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "Lea and Cory were planning on moving in together after he got back from Vancouver. [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 Lea's Los Angeles home] completely. He was already there all the time."
The source added: "She [Lea] didn't know what [he was planning] but she thought it could be a party and possibly a trip somewhere."
The couple were completely in love and the brunette beauty gushed about her boyfriend in one of her last interviews before his death.
She said: "It's more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life.
"But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker."
She added: "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."
Cory Monteith was planning a birthday surprise for his Lea Michele before he died.
The 'Glee' actor was hoping to surprise his co-star beau for her 27th birthday, which is on August 29 , and had been making arrangements before his untimely death.
The pair had been dating since early 2012.