Credit: Cory Monteith on Twitter

This time last year, the hearts of Glee fans around the world burst with excitement when Cory Monteith (Finn) confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres what most of us had assumed for a while: He and co-star Lea Michele (Rachel) were officially dating!

The couple spent Thanksgiving together, then went their separate ways in order to spend Christmas with their families before reuniting at New Year’s for a romantic Hawaiian vacation.

Now it’s December 2013, and everything has changed. Cory passed away suddenly this July of an accidental heroin overdose, which means he won’t be by Lea’s side during the holidays.

So how will Lea be spending the season? She was asked that same question earlier this week at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event in New York City. This time of year, the reporter noted, can be very rough if you’ve just lost a loved one.

Lea maintained her positive, upbeat attitude as she answered the difficult question. “I have my amazing family with me, my mom and my dad, and we’re just going to do something, the three of us,” she said, before ending on a note of thanks: “I have the most incredible family, and my dear friends are always there for me, so wonderful, I’m so thankful for them. “

Source: Extra



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+!