Lea Michele and Cory Monteith began working together on Glee in 2009, playing the roles of Rachel and Finn.
Though rumors began circulating in early 2010 that Monteith and Michele were a couple, the two adamantly denied any off-screen romance.
When asked during their Teen Vogue cover shoot if Lea’s boyfriend at the time, Theo Stockman, was jealous of Michele kissing Monteith on the show, she responded: “My boyfriend is an actor as well. So he understands.”
When asked if he was seeing anybody at the time Monteith simply replied, “No.”
In late 2011
In late 2011, Michele and then-boyfriend Theo Stockman officially end their relationship.
By mid-2012 the two are officially a couple.
Becoming virtually inseparable, the two begin taking trips together.
And appearing at public events as a couple.
In her January 2013 Marie Claire interview, Michele said the following about her relationship with Cory:"I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend.No one knows me better than Cory."
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"He makes me feel I can do anything. For the first time in mylife, I feel reaally, really settled and happy, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."
In April of 2013
In April of 2013, Monteith voluntarily admitted himself to rehab for drug addiction.
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Michele released the following statement to People: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
in late April 2013
Monteith completed his stay in rehab in late April 2013.
on June 8
Remaining a couple, Monteith and Michele were last seen together in public on June 8 in Los Angeles, Calif.
on June 18
Though on June 18, Michele tweeted this picture of her and Monteith from her Twitter account.
Monteith, 31, was found dead in his Vancouver hotel on Saturday, July 13.
On Sunday Michele’s reps released the following statement: “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”