‘Glee’ leading lady, Lea Michele, posted a heartbreaking and touching photo of her former boyfriend, Cory Monteith, on Sunday, May 11 – what would have been his 32nd birthday.
“The biggest heart and the most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday.”
Twitter radiated love and sympathy for Lea after she tweeted the photo yesterday afternoon. Fans replied with loving tweets and messages to help her get through the day, also being Mother’s Day.
Monteith died at age 31 of a drug and alcohol overdose in July of last year at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada. His death followed a what seemed to be successful and hopeful stay in rehab. In an interview for Seventeen Magazine, Lea spoke about about his troubled past and their relationship.
“I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction – unfortunately, it won. But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.”
It was very open, honest, and brave of Lea to share such a personal photo of the two on a difficult day.
[Photo credit: Mike Ownby]