When we think about Cory Monteith's (Finn) real-life love life, Lea Michele's (Rachel) face instantly springs to mind, as the two had the kind of relationship that the rest of us wish we could have. However, Cory had a girlfriend just before he and Lea started dating, and she is providing information about their time together.

Mallory Matoush says she met the Glee star in June 2011 and that they dated for eight or nine months, according to Us Weekly

"Cory was so normal  I didn't even know who he was when I met him," she  says. "I had to Google it because after the first night I stayed with him, I was on my way out of his hotel and there was a crowd of young girls waiting for him. They asked me if I had seen Cory Monteith inside the hotel, and I was so confused." 

Credit: Facebook Photo: Mallory Matoush

"He was always so silly and funny," Mallory says, adding that he was "just a happy guy."

Mallory says she never saw any problems of substance abuse while they were dating. "Cory kept me in the dark about his drug use," she says. "He told me about his teenage days and his past problems but he never used anything in front of me, ever."

Cory and Lea reportedly started seeing each other in early 2012, as the two spent Valentine's Day together that year. Mallory says that her relationship with Cory ended amicably and the two were on good terms.

"He had so much more to do," Mallory says. "He would have done such good things with his life. He was such a talented actor and an even better person. I will miss him." We will, too, Mallory.

Source: Us Weekly

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