Michele staying strong for Monteith

Lea Michele

Lea Michele is putting on a “brave face” for Cory Monteith.

The actress lost her Glee co-star and boyfriend to a heroin and alcohol overdose recently.

Despite appearing in public since then, she would prefer to hide out until the shock of his death gets easier.

“If it was up to Lea, she would just go to bed and not come out for months,” a source told America’s OK! magazine. “Her depression is bad and she even complains that her limbs feel too heavy to get up and move around.

“But she knows Cory would want her to be happy, so she’s putting on a brave face and moving forward.”

Lea tearfully dedicated her Choice TV Actress: Comedy award to Cory at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month and thanked fans for their “love and support”.

The prize meant a lot to the couple because Cory always had a blast at the ceremony.

“The Teen Choice Awards was always Cory’s favorite event,” the insider continued.

Glee bosses are planning a tribute episode to the actor, who played Finn Hudson on the show.

The 26-year-old brunette wants the best of her late beau to be reflected in the special edition.

“Lea wants to show Cory’s amazing range and his abilities as an actor,” the source added.

Lea has been proving just how strong she’s being by posting pictures from her Glee trailer.

The star used Instagram to share snaps of herself getting ready for the popular program, with a smile on her face.

“Beautiful shoot w/ my glam family… I love them so much! (sic)” she captioned the photo collage.

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