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As the cast of Glee prepares to pay tribute to their friend and fallen castmate Cory Monteith, Lea Michele is breaking her silence. The actress spoke out about losing her on and off screen boyfriend just days before his tribute episode is set to air.

“For me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” the 27-year-old actress told TV Week Australia. “We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the castmembers sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.”

“Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’ but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life,” Lea went on. “So we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”

Lea went on to explain what it was like waking up knowing her man was gone and reflected on the time they were able to spend together.

“I woke up every single day feeling like I was in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life,” Lea said. “There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together, I consider myself very lucky.”

Glee‘s tribute to Cory Monteith, aka Finn Hudson, airs tonight on FOX.


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