Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith On His Birthday

Cory Monteith will always be in Lea Michele’s heart.

The “Glee” actress remembered her late boyfriend and former co-star on Sunday, May 11 – what would have been his 32nd birthday – by Tweeting a sweet photo of the pair together.

“The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday,” she captioned the pic, which shows her and Cory laughing.

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Cory passed away last July after an overdose of drugs and alcohol in a hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

Lea released her first solo album, “Louder,” in March, featuring many songs dedicated to Cory and/or inspired by the pain and grief caused by his death.

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At a listening party for the record in February, the 27-year-old star opened up about reflections she’d had about Cory while writing songs for the album.

“I’m so grateful to get to say that I experienced true love. And I think that a lot of people, unfortunately, don’t,” she said at the time. “They’ll go a whole lifetime without experiencing it. And I did, and I consider myself so lucky that I got to.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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