The Improper compared photos of the “Glee” Actress at the Elle event with photos taken on July 1 at a private party hosted by Dell for Beyonce’s concert in Los Angeles.
The difference is striking.
The July photo was taken 12 days before Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, his hometown. He’d been out drinking with friends the night before and heroin was found in his room.
He and Lea had been dating for about 18 months at the time of his death and there was talk they might be getting engaged.
Lea Michele Gaunt at Elle Women in Hollywood
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Sources says Lea is still struggling to come to grips with the tragedy. Tabloid reports haven’t helped. HollywoodLife reported that Michele had broken up with Montieth and both had moved on before his death. But her reps shot down the report.
Michele “still misses him every day” and “talks about Cory all the time,” a source told People.
Lea participated in a “Glee” episode, which aired last week, paying tribute to Montieth. She has continued working and will film what is expected to be the show’s final season.
At the “Teen Choice Awards” in August, she dedicated her award for Choice TV Actress to her late-boyfriend. “I just wanted to…tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these past very difficult few weeks,” she said. “I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory.”
At the Elle Women in Hollywood event, Lea wore a Calvin Klein strapless metallic dress with a bandage top that did not compliment her gaunt frame. Her arms, torso and face looked decidedly thinner compared with photos from early July.
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