… And not out of the pain of having to watch her pretend to be Barbra Streisand reincarnate (I laugh to keep from crying!). Instead, Lea Michele gave an incredibly touching tribute to her on screen and real life boyfriend Cory Monteith, whose death last month was a sudden and shocking tragedy that hit a lot of people far more than they thought it would – myself included. While Lea kept quiet about Cory’s passing for several weeks following, she has since thanked fans for their support and gave a tearful and really, really sad speech at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards after she won for Choice TV Actress: Comedy.
Here’s a bit of her speech if you’re too sensitive and/or PMSing and can’t bear to watch the video:
“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very difficult past weeks,” 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, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.
“So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts – and that’s where he’ll stay forever.”
I can’t even imagine. Seriously, I would not be able to get up in the morning, so good for her for trying to make the best of a really, really awful situation. :(