Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith’s Passing: Performs “Cannonball” (VIDEO)

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Lea Michele's interview with Ellen 2013

“Glee” star Lea Michele made an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, where she discussed the tragic death of her costar and boyfriend, Cory Monteith.

Lea, who performed her new song “Cannonball”, said she felt like “the luckiest girl in the world” when she dated Monteith.

Lea Michele dated Cory Monteith until his death earlier this year due to a fatal combination of alcohol and heroin.

Ellen told Lea she remembered how sweet Cory was when he appeared on her talk show discussing his romance with his costar, something they had kept quiet.

The 27-year-old actress replied, “It’s one of my favorite memories. I remember when he came home that night he kind of puffed out his chest and he was like, ‘I talked about you on Ellen today’. I was so happy. He’s such a private person and I literally lived everyday of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man and so at that moment, that memory, it means so much to me.”

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele

Lea Michele, who appears to be strong, but admits she is still struggling to come to terms with his death.

Michele stated, “I really feel like I’m still trying to figure out all of this. It’s been only a few months, but my mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life and she told me at one point, she said, there is an empowerment that comes with grief, at some point you find it. It’s very hard but you will find it and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that’s what I’m just trying to do my best for him because I know that that’s what he would have wanted, and to just do my best and to you know, hopefully make something positive for where I go in the rest of my life.”

Lea also performed her new song called “Cannonball”, which was written by Sia.

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