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Lea Michele in 2013: Glee Star’s Top 15 Most Popular Stories This Year

This was quite an eventful year for Glee star Lea Michele (Rachel), with notable highs and lows. On the happy side, Lea released her first-ever solo singles, along with nabbing People's Choice and Teen Choice awards. But of course, this year also brought Cory Monteith's (Finn) shocking death.

To look back on Lea's year, here are the 15 stories that you clicked on the most about her. Be sure to check out any stories that you didn't get to read when they were first posted! Are you surprised by which Lea stories were the most popular?

1. Cory Monteith Death: Lea Michele's Rep Says This is a 'Devastating Time'

Before Lea herself addressed Cory's death, her rep provided a window into Lea's grief.

2. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith Wedding: This Co-star Thought It'd Happen!

Like many of us, one Glee star was convinced that Lea and Cory would be getting married at some point.

3. RIP Cory Monteith: Glee Star and Girlfriend Lea Michele's Cutest Moments

Lea and Cory took countless cute photos together, and these were our favorites.

4. Lea Michele's New Ribcage Tattoo: In Memory of Cory Monteith — Confirmed!

In a touching tribute, Lea tattooed the last words that Cory ever said to her, "If You Say So," on her ribcage.

5. Lea Michele Breaks Cory Monteith Silence: “There Was No Greater Man”

Lea finally broke her silence to the press with this interview.

6. Lea Michele and “Super-Pregnant” Heather Morris at the Beyonce Concert!

Lea and a slew of Glee stars — including a very pregnant Heather Morris (Brittany) — attended the Queen Bey show, just two weeks before Cory's death.

7. Lea Michele Emerges After Cory Monteith’s Death — Wearing His Necklace!

In her first public appearance following Cory's death, Lea was photographed wearing a necklace of his name.

8. Lea Michele Releases Name, Cover Art and Release Date of Her First Single!

Lea finally dropped some big hints about her first single, "Cannonball." We still can't stop listening to the catchy tune!

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9. Cory Monteith Death: How Lea Michele Heard the News

Lea heard about Cory's death from a friend, just before the media found out about it. But as it turns out, there wasn't much time between Lea finding out and the story being reported in the news.

10. Cory Monteith Death: Lea Michele Breaks Silence — He’s Forever “in My Heart”

Lea's first tweet about Cory's passing was actually the most retweeted tweet of 2013.

11. Lea Michele: Cory Monteith and I Dated in Glee's Early Days — Nobody Knew!

As it turns out, Lea and Cory were much better at keeping their relationship a secret at first than any of us realized.

12. Lea Michele Confirms She and Cory Monteith Had Matching Tattoos

One more secret that has been revealed about Lea and Cory's relationship is that they had matching tattoos. But what did they get tattoos of?

13. Glee’s Rachel Gets a “Finn” Tattoo — So Similar to Lea Michele and Cory Monteith!

Rachel followed Lea's lead and got a tattoo to remember Finn by, just as Lea has done for Cory.

14. Lea Michele Spotted Wearing a Ring on Her Engagement Finger (PHOTOS)

Sadly, we'll never know if Cory was indeed planning to propose to Lea, as has been rumored to be the case. But Lea herself was spotted with a ring on her ring finger, not long after his death.

15. Lea Michele Shoots Music Video for Her Album's First Single! (PHOTOS)

One more sign that Lea's album release date is fast-approaching: She's been busy shooting music videos for it! This video isn't for "Cannonball" — but which song is it for?

12.31.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
Related: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Glee, News, TV Stars

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