Cory and lea admit to dating
We had a full life, and that had lots of different details that will be ours forever, for only us to know." Asked if she was worried about him, her response is quick. When Michele was in elementary school, her mom drove another girl to an open call for as a favor, and eight-year-old Lea, on a whim, decided to audition as well. "But it's also a little bit like, 'Whoa, they achieved it—can I as well?' " They raised Michele in Tenafly, New Jersey, where her dad worked in a deli and her mom was a nurse. "Both of my parents are such hard workers," the actress says.Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were by some superficial measures an odd couple.He was the big-hearted Canadian, a relatively late bloomer, by Hollywood standards—she was the born-for-the-stage Jersey-girl striver.By late 2011, Monteith and Michele were officially a couple.
"Before Cory passed away, Lea was definitely the leader on set, and so was Cory," says Jane Lynch, who plays conniving cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester. She's the reason we're back at work right now instead of taking a season off." In addition to the pressure of helping to keep the show together, Michele feels the pressure of knowing legions of grieving fans read into her every move: Is she already dating again?
He never finished high school, and after an intervention by friends and family, Monteith first went to rehab at 19.
It wasn't until years later, when he was caught stealing money from a family member to feed his habit, that he committed to getting his life together.
His parents split when he was seven, and Monteith didn't see much of his dad, who was in the military.
By 13, the actor was using drugs and alcohol; by 16, he was "out of control," he told in 2011, into "anything and everything," and "as much as possible" of it.