Lea Michele talks of her happiness with boyfriend Cory Monteith in a newly released interview with Marie Claire Mexico – which she gave just weeks before his tragic death.
Lea Michele, 26, reveals the support and encouragement she gets from Cory Monteith as she tells Marie Claire how thankful she is that they met.
“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 told the magazine.
“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.”
Lea Michele added of her fellow Glee star: “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.”
Cory Monteith was found dead on July 13 after a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Lea Michele gave her interview on June 7, with her boyfriend visiting her on the set of the photo shoot so they could have lunch together.
Marie Claire Mexico’s editor in chief Ariadne Grant said that he “showed up in great spirits”.
In a statement Ariadne Grant added that the Glee couple were “very nice and obviously happy and in love”.
“We are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea.”
Lea Michele, who apparently learned of her boyfriend’s death during a girl’s night, graces the cover of the magazine’s August issue and the stunning image has now been released.
She smoulders in just a black blazer and matching underwear.
The gorgeous brunette looks strong and powerful with lashings of eyeliner in the image.
During the shoot last month Lea Michele shared a snapshot of her nutritious meal and wrote alongside it: “Today’s healthy lunch! #Tofu #Greens #MyboyfriendsEatingpizza #yum lol.”
Lea Michele clearly had a great day and tweeted later: “What an awesome shoot today! Such a pleasure gracing the cover of one of my fav mags! So excited for you guys to see! Xo.”
In her interview Lea Michele also revealed her style icons.
“I think that is one of the hardest questions because they are so many, but I have always looked up to Penelope Cruz,” she said.
“She always looks beautiful, classy and sophisticated. I probably would say that she is one of the most beautiful women in the world.”
Lea Michele went on to describe her own personal style as “very relaxed and simple: jeans, flats and a leather jacket”.
“Lately, I have mixed the Californian style with the dark side of New York. I would wear black every day if I could. For red carpets I love experimenting.”