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It’s been two and a half weeks since Lea Michele (Rachel) got the devastating phone call that her boyfriend, Cory Monteith (Finn), had been found dead in his Vancouver hotel room. The Glee star stayed silent in the weeks that followed, but over the past few days, she’s starting to open back up and begin a return to her new normal.

On Sunday, July 28, Lea was photographed out in public for the first time since Cory’s passing. The next day, she broke her silence on Twitter by thanking fans for their support... and sharing a sweet personal photo of she and Cory.

Now, on July 31, it looks as though Lea is finding some comfort in loved ones. “Spending the day surrounded by great friends.. Hope you all are having a good day.. Sending lots of love to you all..” she wrote in the early afternoon.

We’re glad to hear that Lea is spending time surrounded by people who love and care for her. Though the death of her longterm boyfriend must be heartbreaking, Lea is still doing her best to stay upbeat and have a positive outlook on life. The strength and bravery that she has shown these past weeks cannot be overlooked.

Lea will go back to work on Glee Season 5 this Monday, August 5, and writers are currently penning a Cory Monteith tribute episode to air early in the season.

Source: Lea Michele on Twitter