It’s now been close to four months since Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel) lost her co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn) to a heroin overdose this July. Lea has only really spoken about the loss publically twice before, and she hasn’t really elaborated either time.
Now, in the new issue of Elle magazine, Lea opens up about Cory’s death more than we’ve seen before, but the Glee star firmly maintains that there are just some details she’s not willing to share with the public.
Though Cory had a history with drugs, he’d been completely clean for a decade. Then, in March of this year, he suddenly checked into rehab. Glee creator Ryan Murphy has said that Lea is the one who spearheaded the intervention that led Cory to make that decision. It’s clear she fought hard to save him.
But when asked exactly when she found out that her boyfriend was into drugs again, Lea stays vague on the details. "I can only imagine what it looks like from the outside," she says.
When asked for more specifics, Lea isn’t entirely forthcoming. But really, does anyone expect her to be? What the Glee star will say is this: "It was such a short period of time from when people found out to, you know, July.”
She continues, “There are so many personal aspects of this whole journey that people are not invited to know. We had a full life, and that had lots of different details that will be ours forever, for only us to know."
Cory and Lea’s relationship might have been all over the tabloids, but that doesn’t mean Lea wants everyone to know all the details. Now that he’s gone, their memories together, and the specifics of their relationship, will be hers to hold close. Don’t expect her to share them all with the world.
Source: Elle magazine, print edition