Lea Michele gushed about how her "incredible" boyfriend Cory Monteith had changed her life in an interview just weeks before his death.
The 31-year-old actor was found dead in a hotel room in Canada earlier this month (Jul13) after a drink and drugs binge, and the tragedy was especially painful for his Glee co-star and real life lover Michele.
It has now emerged Michele opened up about the couple's relationship in an interview with Marie Claire Mexico magazine just a month before Monteith's death on 17 July (13).
She told the publication, "It's more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life (sic). But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker... It is important to have someone that supports you and encourages you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him."
The brunette beauty also conducted a photoshoot for the magazine and she was joined by Monteith during the day.
The magazine's editor-in-chief Ariadne Grant admits the timing of the article was unfortunate, saying, "Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke (drink) and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done. They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love, we are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."
The magazine hits shelves on 30 July (13).