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Lea Michele Feels Cory Monteith's Presence, Had Plans to Have Kids & Grow Old Together

Lea Michele Feels Cory Monteith's Presence, Had Plans to Have Kids & Grow Old Together

Lea Michele is ultra-chic on the cover of Glamour UK magazine’s April 2014 issue.

Here’s what the 27-year-old Louder singer had to share with the mag:

On losing Cory Monteith: “I immediately started to try and process everything. I didn’t drown myself in anything toxic. Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. At the start, it’s hard because you’re so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped. Then gradually your mind catches up with your body. Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There’s something sad about that but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it.”

On feeling Cory in her presence: “Every day when I go running, I feel like he’s pushing me to run harder. I’m just so glad we’re in a new year. I feel physically and emotionally very strong. You don’t know how strong you are until you have to be. I lost my grandfather a couple of years ago and I always feel that he’s watching over me. I feel the exact same way about Cory. Every day when I go running, I feel like he’s pushing me to run harder.”

On her future with Cory: “I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I’m thankful for that. We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it. When you’re at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything.”"

On not being ready to date: “I’ve only ever had serious relationships so it’s an adjustment putting myself back into a place of being alone. And I was under a Cory Monteith spell…it’ll take time to readjust my mind and I’m really not wanting to do that right now. I feel like it’s so important to make sure that I’m 100% OK before I can get into a relationship. But people have to understand that I can’t be alone forever. Cory wouldn’t want that.”

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  • Red Head

    Good lord, Jared. How much are they paying you to post ad-nauseum about this mediocre milkmaid?

  • Deodat

    Weird interview… I just feel like she’s using her loss to get maximum publicity. Not a single word about her projects, her show, he music…

  • Billy

    I’m sorry but this is hilarious. I will give her credit at playing the grieving girlfriend excellent. Next time I’d like to her see say all this stuff in a video interview aka on the spot. Magazine interviews get messed around with so much.

  • W.

    Milk it, Lea! Milk it!

    I saw so many exclusive news from different articles in these few months and all of them are about CORY and not the album itself.

    I know the entertainment world is a despicable place; but good Lord, Lea. There’s a line.
    Are you really incapable to make money using your TALENT and not the name of the dead boyfriend? (heroin overdose, I might add. How happy were you Lea when he was shooting drugs in his vein?)

  • Dee

    Who wouldn’t use it to get maximum publicity? Since his death I’ve never see her grace so many magazine covers. And every song from her album was Cory ‘ s favorite or about him – even though she didn’t write any of songs. Her, nor her people are stupid. Those Glee tards eat anything up.

  • Cathy

    She is getting on my nerves with this constant milking of Cory’s death. And before the diehard Lea fans come running to defend her with “well, she can’t help it if people keep asking her about Cory!” The publicist lays the ground rules on the interview and what can or cannot be asked and what to focus on so she clearly wanted to talk about Cory, so please, don’t use that defense…

  • Ugh

    I’m so sick of her. Glee was SO 3 years ago…

  • Ash

    So, they were together for 1 year and half and he relapsed (after 10 years of sobriety) during the relationship. And yet Lea is still saying it was one of her happiest periods ever? I…… What the f-?
    Talking about kids and future with a struggling addict is out of the world! Who believe this bullshit?

  • Rae

    @Ash: Thank you! That was dead on.

  • http://Justared Dead man can’t talk

    Trying to pretend he was a straight man, sent him spiraling out of control.
    Why not let his soul rest in peace, he had no peace in life,with this fame ho.

  • TML


  • Meme

    You people are sick. I’d like to see what you would do if you lost the love of your life and people asked you questions about it. Now put that under a
    Giant microscope and times it by a thousand! I think she’s amazingly brave and stayed quiet for long enough. She’s ready to
    Talk about it. She’s being asked the questions. This is part of
    The grieving process. And she’s incredibly strong while doing so. I was never a big fan of Glee (just never got into it) or really knew much about her. But I have a new found respect
    For her. She’s a staple for people that life does go on even after something tragic that flips your world upside down. I think she’s a great role model to girls of any age. Not even a role model for losing a loved one but getting yourself to a happy and healthy place after being in the deepest dark low. It’s
    Possible to find peace again you just have to want it. Compared to other young celebrities in the media right now, I can’t believe people can even judge or criticize her. You people need a hobby.

  • Elly


    She could always blacklist questions if the Cory talk is bothering her but since It’s good for the album why not?
    People are weirdly attracted by the concept of a death celeb.
    And she’s using the sympathy card.
    I hope she sleeps well. Lea and the bosses of Columbia Records.

  • Sam

    @Meme: I agree. She’s just answering the questions with honesty, I don’t understand why that’s a problem. People just like to bully others in order to make themselves feel good. She is confident in her own skin, had someone who loved her for who she is, talented, and has been very successful. They probably can’t say the same. I’m not a fan of hers nor do I know much about her, but she exudes grace and courage and I respect that.

  • ace11

    Would loved to have heard Corey’s point of view on all this

    How are we sure he wanted all of the stuff she is yapping about?

    But obviously we can’t

  • Jeff

    What’s up with the Arianna Grande hair? Lea is probably one of the most unlikeable humans.

  • Sam

    @Elly: Talking about a passed loved one is very therapeutic and an important part in greif and dealing with those situations. No she doesn’t have to talk about him, but it’s good for her and clearly not bothersome. And there are actual fans of theirs who want to know how she’s doing and how she’s handling it. You may not, but there are some people who care what she has to say and find her inspiring for many reasons, one of those being able to overcome such a public, critiqued, and looked down upon loss.

    Grow up.

  • Good God

    Is it too late to dig him and bring him on tour?

  • What a Phoney

    I’m under “the spell” of the drive-thru dude right now who forgot to give me my fries.

  • Cory Pushes Me

    ……If Lea could only take up rock climbing

  • Love The Shoes

    Sorry, but I feel like she’s milking his death for all it’s worth and for as long as she can. Michelle Williams quiet dignity following Heath Ledger’s death apparently is something Lea Michele is unfamiliar with.

  • Love The Shoes

    @Meme: And you need to realize she DOESN’T have to answer one damn thing either. You didn’t see or hear Michelle Williams feeling some “obligation” to speak about Heath Ledger did you? Get a clue; Lea Michele is schilling this for all it’s worth and that should be obvious to even the most obtuse of amongst us.

  • Ellie

    I was criticized for saying she’s a fame w*ore and there it is again, talking about Cory. She’s getting pathetic. Just leave him to rest in peace, for the love of God!

  • Omfg

    @Cory Pushes Me: Roflmao! Post Of The Day! Absolutely hysterical!

  • Elly


    “Talking about a passed loved one is very therapeutic and an important part in greif and dealing with those situations” In public?

    “And there are actual fans of theirs who want to know how she’s doing and how she’s handling it” Something like 4 milions of fans. Public grieving.

    Totally normal.

  • sarah

    I…. I remember,, losing my grandpapah ,so sad, and my great grand papa,, my oma , really sad, my great grandmamma, and on my mothers side, my opah , my mema, my grand o’pa and grand mi ma and they’ve all completely forgot watch over me.

  • Elly

    @Love The Shoes:

    I was thinking… Okay, if Lea really wants to talk about Cory, it’s up to her.

    I mean, it’s like the album doesn’t exist at all.
    She talked about the album, at least? About how awesome was working with such a good group of songrwriters? She talked about the process of the album from the start til the end?
    It’s all about Cory there and here, Cory liked this song, Cory gave her notes. His name totally overshadowed everything.

    I swear, I know more stuff about Cory than the album.

    How sad this is, really?

  • JT

    I can’t believe she is still at it.

  • Jazmin

    Love u Lea!!!

  • Cathy


    “Talking about a passed loved one is very therapeutic and an important part in greif and dealing with those situations” – Yes, esp. with a stranger/journalist

    “And there are actual fans of theirs who want to know how she’s doing and how she’s handling it” – that’s what her Twitter is for. And judging by her constant posting of half naked photos & bikini selfies with her ass hanging out, I’d say she’s doing just fine

  • Meme

    I agree @lovetheshoes she doesn’t have to answer any questions but that’s her choice. She and Cory were open with their relationship in the public I’ll never forget an interview he did with Ellen and she was joking around the topic of them as a couple bc most celebs won’t admit it or they’re “keepin it private” but he said of course they’re dating. He was very open with his struggle with addiction and open with lea being such a huge support to him. I don’t think it’s invasive of his privacy at all (as others are claiming) I just think she’s brave and not milking this. She’s grieving and I also think she’s hoping to inspire others who are struggling with anything. Just saying people don’t have to be so mean if people don’t like her that’s fine, your prerogative, but just think Internet mean girls and bullies should get a hobby and find happiness in their lives. You’ll be a lot happier if you’re fulfilled in other ways and not trying to bash others.
    Wasn’t looking for a debate just think we should all lift eachother up and not try to bring eachother down, that’s all :)

  • Yeah

    She’s such a liar.

  • Jo

    @Love The Shoes: Quiet dignity? Ha! Michelle Williams played the Heath Ledger widow part for both of her Oscar campaigns. She may not have been as obvious as Lea about it but she sure did talk about HL a lot. I vividly remember her in her underwear on the cover of GQ talking about Heath Ledger as if they were still together even though they had separated for months and months and he already had another gf. Lea is milking Cory’s death, yes, but so did Michelle Wiliams. Don’t fool yourself! At least Lea was Cory’s gf at the time of his death, Michelle Williams was Heath Ledger’s baby momma Ex with whom he wasn’t on good terms after their split.

  • Mallory

    90% of you make me sick. You have no idea what their relationship was like, what she’s feeling, and if she’s milking it or not so quit acting like you do. You’re entitled to your own opinion but that doesn’t mean you can tell someone that its wrong to feel a certain way. She’s been through something extremely traumatic and had to deal with it in front of the world, none of you know what that’s like. And just keep in mind that immediately after his death she pretty much went into hiding. She didn’t speak about it, she didn’t hold a public service, and if I’m not mistaken I believe she went and stayed with Kate Hudson because she couldn’t get any privacy otherwise. Its not a crime to talk about someone you miss. Especially when majority of the people she talks to ask about him, particularly in interviews. So before you attack her via computer, take a moment to imagine what it must be like for her. You have no idea. And if you feel like she is milking it, then why are you taking the time to read all the interviews and comment?

  • Living in a box

    Few month ago, I said Lea will milking Cory death. I been called name but now everyone can see it. The truth is come out! Liam Nesson lost his wife 4/5 years ago just recently open up about her. Since Cory death how many cover she done and didn’t talk about Cory. She probably the most horrible person in Hollywood next to Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner.

  • Fercat

    @Living in a box:
    She’s grieving like she’s some love struck teenager.

  • Dv8

    I was going to say, but someone mentioned it already. Michelle Williams was quiet, quiet, quiet when Heath died. I’m a fan of Lea but she’s talking a little too much. But then again if that is how she’s dealing with his passing then fine. I just won’t be reading a lot of her interviews cause God knows it irritates me just a tad.

  • Effy

    I don’t know how I feel about her talking about him to magazines. I feel like that should be a private matter. Still, I feel sorry for her, losing a loved one – whether family or friend is never easy.

  • Jamie

    She really needs to go away and grieve in private. At first, I was very sorry for her loss but now she is just getting irritating and obnoxious. If they were really perfect and happy as she claims they were, why did he feel the need to find happiness in drugs? Why did he feel the need to get away from her and head to another country in order to do so???
    I have never seen her on so many magazine covers. Glee is going down the drain and her album is really mediocre at best. So, the only reason she is getting so much press is from her selling stories about Cory.
    Poor guy. If she is such a fame whore..fine. But don’t keep dragging poor Cory into it. Let him rest in peace.

  • Bianca

    These people that keep saying that she’s milking it are such sad people. If u don’t like Lea thats your right, but why keep reading the articles about her? Thats just saying that really you just are jealous of her popularity..
    SAD really

  • Tyla

    Damn. I’m listening to Lea’s album right now on youtube. The song “Battlefield” started just as I stumbled onto this post. I really feel for Lea. I think some people on here do not realize that when you lose someone you REALLY truly love and want to be with, you can’t help but talk about them. It’s actually a healthy part of grieving which Lea is still doing. Give her a break.

  • Lauren

    Can she please just go away, omg.

  • She’s Desperate

    Take a gander back at 20 pages filled with JJ posts on this attention ho’s milking of her friends death…I noticed many of the comments have been scrubbed, particularly the first couple posts in which comments predicting that Lea would do precisely what she has done,. MILK IT. I also noticed that this crappy album which they want you to believe was ready to go before his death actually had the “Cory” songs ADDED to it AFTER his death was reported ..look back and see for yourself

  • Sharon

    I am glad to see her talk about things. Eventually, little things will come out about their little whispers and secrets. That is how it happens…that is part of our mourning. First, everything is locked up inside and then the hurt is a little less and you can say little secrets that you shared, hopes and plans for your future. She loved Cory…there is no doubt in my mind and sharing things with the world can help you heal and it helps others heal to know that he shared these feelings with someone he loved. I believe and always will, that they fell in love the day that they met, it was just pushed to the bottom of the pile of importance of what was going on in their lives. Show him some respect. He is gone..let the man rest in peace. It is not up to us to pass judgment. This could happen to anyone and it does every day. Pray that it doesn’t happen to someone close to our hearts. I pray that he is at peace and the I know for a fact that the world misses him. He has left his footprints in the hearts of millions. Rest in Peace Cory..we all love and miss you.

  • Gunny

    @Elly: It’s good you keep trying, but some people choose to live on the dark side. These boards are more filled with hate than understanding and no celebrity gets a free pass. It doesn’t matter who it is. Fortunately, the dozen people on this board won’t make a bit of difference.

  • She’s a good person

    Lea is a good person and she went through a very hard time, there is nothing wrong with her sharing her life, and you guys make it into such a bad thing that she’s sharing about Cory when in reality she is sharing because it feels good to share with her fans and anyone who knew Cory through glee would want to know this stuff because it makes us feel more content and lets us know how she is doing. You all just immediately look at her in a negative way just because of that. How about you get your act together and learn how to recognize a good person because i am sick of seeing your bullshit nonsense opinions about her in the comment section.

  • EE

    These are just all the questions about Cory. That doesn’t mean thats all she talked about. It looks to me like these questions are taken out of context to prove a point.

    This is a gossip website, obviously thats gonna happen. Just like it’s happened to every celebrity. It’s meant to get attention.

    I don’t think Lea is to blame here.
    By the way she does have an album coming out, so she is promoting something.

  • ewww

    stop trying to make money off his death. He did drugs, got help, didnt work, he died. ThE END>

  • Emily

    She should go live on a farm, she’s so good at milking…