Credit: Frazer Harrison/Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Photo: Lea Michele and Boyfriend Cory Monteith at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards on January 27, 2013

Cory Monteith’s (Finn) sudden death on July 13 has affected us all, so we can only imagine what those who were close to him must be going through, like his girlfriend of 1 1/2 years, Lea Michele (Rachel).

People reports that Lea is spending time by herself and doing her best to stay out of the public eye. “She needs to be left alone to grieve,” according to a friend. “Everyone is worried about her.”  Another source points out that Lea and Cory’s romance was as strong as ever at the time of his death. “They were very happy and very in love,” the source adds.

But Lea hasn’t been entirely isolated during her grieving process. People reports that she spend the day’s after Cory’s death receiving visitors in her Hollywood home. After that, she flew to Canada to be close to Cory’s family. Lea went to a private viewing of Cory’s body on July 16 with Cory’s mother and brother, and his mother had Cory cremated shortly after.

Also, Lea has reportedly been staying busy by planning Cory’s entire funeral on her own. "She's been talking with Cory's family the entire time and wants to plan the whole funeral," says a source.

We think it’s extremely sweet for Lea to want to plan Cory’s funeral. However, we hope she isn’t trying to do too much, as we can understand that she would want some time to herself as well. Our hearts go out to Lea and anyone else who was affected by Cory’s untimely death.

Source: People



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