Credit: Splash News Photo: Lea Michele's First Public Appearance Since Cory Monteith's Death

Yesterday was a big day for Lea Michele

The Glee actress made her first public appearance Saturday since former boyfriend Cory Monteith's death on July 13, and she was looking beautiful and strong, with many friends surrounding her during her time of need.

Sure, we saw Lea in the passenger seat of her friend's car a few days ago, but this is her first public appearance where she knew she would get photographed.  

With friend JoAnna Garcia by her side, Lea looked absolutely beautiful in a white lace dress, wedge heels, and dark sunglasses. She was attending friend Jamie-Lynn Sigler's baby shower at Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. We think it's only appropriate that Lea's first outing since Cory's passing was one celebrating life.

We know that even though she is starting to emerge from her mourning, like she has said many times before, Cory will always be in her heart. Still thinking about you, Lea!

Source: E! Online

Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!