Michele will be spending the holidays with her parents and Glee co-star Amber Riley who has helped her get through the loss of Cory. ”I have the most incredible family. I love my dear friends. They are always there for me and so wonderful. I’m so thankful for them.”
Riley is the new Dancing With the Stars champion along with dance partner Derek Hough. ”She’s the best. I love her so much. I’m so proud of her and she’s been there for me so much through everything. I’m so thankful this year for those friends and my family.”
Actress Kate Hudson also helped Lea Michele through her difficult time, ”I called her and said, I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed with reporters. She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing.”
Man, I wish I could call up a friend and crash at their house when my house gets swarmed with reporters…wait…my house never gets swarmed with reporters. ”She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favorite juices. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”
Cory and Lea confirmed they were dating in 2012. In July, Cory died at the age of 31 from a “mixed drug toxicity” consisting of heroin and alcohol.
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