Cory monteith dating
She opens up to Lizzy Goodman about love, mourning through music, and finding strength in Cory's legacy.
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were by some superficial measures an odd couple.
"One day we just looked at each other and we were like, 'You wanna do this?
' We knew." But by March of 2013, Monteith was back in rehab, and his history with drugs became public.
Real love has that effect: One person smooths out the other's rough edges.
Somehow, the seeming improbability of the Monteith/Michele union only added to the sense of communal grief when the actor died in July at age 31, alone in a Vancouver hotel room, of an apparent drug overdose.
By late 2011, Monteith and Michele were officially a couple."I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people. I don't know how." So far, Michele's response has been to just give herself time; the 27-year-old actress pushed back the release of her as-of-yet untitled solo record into 2014. "And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don't have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort." When we first met William Mc Kinley High's football captain, no one would have suspected the clean-cut actor playing him had a drug problem.Monteith was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, mostly by his mother, an interior decorator.Together, they became a spokescouple for the increasingly powerful brand.
Since its debut, the show has become a cross-genre phenomenon.
He was the big-hearted Canadian, a relatively late bloomer, by Hollywood standards—she was the born-for-the-stage Jersey-girl striver.