What a tragic love story.
A source tells Life & Style that Lea Michele was planning to take the next step in her relationship with beau Cory Monteith, who passed away in Vancouver, Canada on July 13.
"Lea was determined and convinced Cory was clean and they were going to marry and have kids one day," the insider tells Life & Style. "She did everything in her power to make him want to be sober and clean. She's blaming herself right now."
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At the time of his death, the pair were stronger than ever.
"They hadn't been fighting while he was in Canada. Their relationship was going well and they were 100% together," adds the insider. "She talked to him before she went to sleep and he was dead the next day. She can't believe it."
The duo met on set of Glee in 2009 and began dating a year-and-a-half ago. After going public, Lea gushed about their relationship to Life & Style.
“I really think finding someone that you are best friends with is the secret," Lea told the mag. “I’m dating my celebrity crush!”
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She even stood by his side when he decided to enter rehab to treat his substance abuse addiction in April. It was his second stint. He first went at the age of 19.
"She thought rehab helped and he told her there was no way he was doing drugs ever again," the source tells Life & Style. "There was no one else for Lea but Cory. She was in love with him."
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Cory's body was found in his room at Vancouver's Pacific Rim hotel on Saturday. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but many people are speculating that drugs and/or alcohol were involved. An autopsy was scheduled for today.