was last seen in public at the Teen Choice Awards
, where the Glee
star gave a tearful and moving acceptance speech. She dedicated her award to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith
, who tragically passed away at just 31 in July. Holding back tears she said, "For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we're going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful heart."
Speaking of smiles, Lea gave a glimpse into her current world by posting an intimate photo collage of herself on twitter. In the shot, which is actually made up of four frames, Lea can be seen getting ready for a shoot. It's not clear what exactly she is prepping for, but the photos seem candid and could be snaps from her debut book, Brunette Ambition
. In the photo at the top left, Lea is getting her face done by a makeup artist, Melanie. The picture to right of that is the celebrity stylist Estee talking on her phone while sitting in a chair and donning some shades. Just below, Mark, a hairstylist, is doing Lea's hair while Melanie is applying makeup. Lea is sitting in the chair wearing what looks like a plain white t-shirt with her knees bent up to her chest. The last photo in this set is of Melanie, Mark and Lea all smiling and playing around with an iPhone.
The photos are candid, and more importantly, she seems to be doing well. It's so admirable that she's putting such a brave face forward.
Along with the photos, Lea wrote a caption with a shout out for her team:
"Beautiful shoot w/ my glam family... I love them so much @EsteeStanley @marktownsend1 & @melaniemakeup ❤"
She followed up the twitpic with another post, "Such a sweet TT.. You guys are the best.. Thank you for making me smile:) Love you all ❤."
To which Mark posted a matching photo on Instagram with the caption:
"A family that glams together, stays together! @msleamichele @melaniemakeup @esteestanle"