Lea Michele on Life After Cory Monteith's Death: "You Have to Be Very Strong"

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In the new issue of Elle magazine, Lea Michele talks about her life after the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith. Lea shares how she spent time with Kate Hudson after he passed away and how she continues to be strong and move forward. Lea Michele talks Cory Monteith death Elle magazineWhen Cory Monteith died, we had no idea how his girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele got through it.

In the new issue of Elle magazine, Lea sheds some light on those initial first days following Cory's death and how she manages to move forward in light of the tragic loss.

Having a great network of friends helps immensely, as she shares that Glee guest star and pal Kate Hudson stepped up in a big way after Cory's passing.

Lea revealed, "I called her [Kate Hudson] and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].' She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there."

She added, "I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me."

Lea was understandably shaken by Cory's death, explaining, "I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that's what I'm going to try to do."

"I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people," she added.

There's some uncertainty, however, as she said, "I don't know if I will. I don't know how."

As for finding the strength to carry on, she said, "It's very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don't have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort."

There are definitely moments where it's hard on her, of course, as she explained, "I feel like I'm just starting to just sink in it, and he would never want me to do that. I need to remember that you have to live, because you can want to die."

She's truly an amazing and strong woman, but she definitely wants to maintain some shred of privacy on the matter, telling the magazine, "there are so many aspects of this that people are not invited to know."

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