Cory Monteith and Lea Michele's Romance Remembered: Pics, Quotes, Video
Glee fans are mourning the loss of Cory Monteith, but celebrating the romance he had with his co-star and girlfriend, Lea Michele. Check out quotes from the couple, video clips and Monchele pics. One of the sweetest couples ever. %VIRTUAL-Slideshow-2986%
While the news that Cory Monteith was found dead still has us reeling, we have his friends, family and girlfriend, Lea Michele, in our thoughts and prayers.
We watched Lea and Cory on screen and off...and think it's safe to say that they seemed to have the love of a lifetime.
Fans fell in love with Cory's Finn and Lea's Rachel falling for each other on Glee, even dubbing them "Finchel."
We watched the relationship's ups and downs on screen--and, off screen, they got closer and started dating in real life.
When they finally revealed they were a couple, fans were ecstatic to find that Cory and Lea's real life love was so endearing.
After all, being a celebrity couple isn't easy when you're under the microscope--nor could it have been easy when Cory went to rehab earlier this year.
Lea stood by her man, releasing a statement at the time that she was "proud" of his decision to get treatment: "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
They met on the set of the first season of Glee, with rumors that they were dating coming the following year.
In 2012, Lea and Cory finally made their relationship public. Check out the video of Cory on Ellen DeGeneres, where he talks about them dating...so cute.
In September 2012, Lea told People.com, "I love working with Cory, I always have," adding, "He really, really inspires me, and he motivates me and I think he's just so talented."
She noted at the time, "Working with him has been one of the best experiences of this whole process."
In Marie Claire's January 2013 issue, Lea said, " I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory."
She added, "He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
And of course, everyone wanted to know when Lea and Cory would be getting married (they had plans to move in together).
We love Lea's response to the marriage question in this E! red carpet video, where she called the question "silly," but seemed so delightfully giddy about the prospect.