Lea Michele pays touching tribute to Cory Monteith 9 years after his death

How does she gear for a return to the spotlight Lea Michele pays tribute to her ex-boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

On Wednesday, the actress marked the ninth anniversary of Monteith’s death with a photo on her Instagram story. Photo appears was taken while filming a 2011 episode of “Glee” in New York City.

Michelle did not write a caption, but added a heart emoji to the image.

Michelle and Monteith met while filming the debut season of Glee in 2009. Although the exact timing of their relationship is unclear, three years later they publicly confirmed that they had become a couple.

The two actors were still dating when Monteith died from a drug overdose in 2013 at the age of 31. Since then, Michele has confessed to his death every year on social media and at least two tattoos in his memory.

“We talked about a lot,” she said. recalled to Glamor UK in 2014. “We talked about kids and how we’re going to look when we’re old, who’s going to be fat and how we’re going to stay thin. We talked about where we want to go and what we want to do. We’re done. We were them.”

Cory Monteith (left) and Lea Michele in 2013.
Cory Monteith (left) and Lea Michele in 2013.

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“When you’re in a place like this in your life with someone, you talk about everything” she continued. “But today I feel like I’ve been given the best part of Corey and I’m grateful for that.”

Michelle found love with Zandi Reichwhom she married in 2019. The couple first became the parents of a son Ever Leo in 2020.

These days, the actor’s career is in full swing again. Earlier this week, she confirmed that join the cast revival of the Broadway Funny Girl as Ziegfeld Follies comedian Fanny Brice in September.

This will be her first Broadway engagement since 2006.spring awakening”In which she originated the role of Wendla.