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While we try to come to terms with the death of Cory Monteith (Finn) — a story that has become all the more tragic today with preliminary autopsy reports confirming our worst fears — we have continually worried for Cory’s girlfriend, co-star Lea Michele (Rachel).

Where is she and how is she coping with this unimaginable loss? Thankfully, according to People, Lea is with exactly the right people as she comes to terms with the loss of a co-worker, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

People reports that Lea is with Cory’s parents, (presumably in Vancouver) according to a statement from her rep: “Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them."

Just as she did when Cory entered rehab in April, Lea also acknowledged her fans.  “Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans.”

We can’t begin to imagine how hard the last few days have been for Lea and Cory’s parents, so it’s somewhat of a relief to hear they are there to support each other through this difficult time. In late 2012, Lea gushed to Marie Claire: “No one knows me better than Cory.” Though the two had only been dating for less than a year, Lea’s feelings for her co-star boyfriend were clearly strong. “I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend.”

Source: People