'Glee' Star Lea Michele Opens Up on Coping With Loss of Cory Monteith

Michele reveals how she keeps former boyfriend's memory alive in first interview since his death.
3:00 | 12/13/13

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Transcript for 'Glee' Star Lea Michele Opens Up on Coping With Loss of Cory Monteith
We're going to switch gears now. Lea michele is opening up in her first interview since cory monteith's death. The "glee" star is talking about how she's coping with the loss of her boyfriend and how she's keeping his memory alive. Reporter: Lea michele is singing her way through heartache. For the first time since boyfriend and fellow "glee" co-star, cory monteith's death, the actress is opening up and talking candidly to ellen DeGENERES. I'm still trying to figure out all of this. It's been only a few months. But my mom has experienced a lot of loss in her life. And she told me at one point -- she said there is an empowerment that comes with grief. At some point you find it. And it's very hard. Reporter: Monteith died in july of a drug overdose. Michelle grieved publicly. Her twitter said cory will forever be in my heart, was the most retweeted message this year. The singer and actress told ellen she mourned privately, at friend, kate hudson's" home. It was helpful to have a safe place to process and just have a minute to, you know, breathe before getting back to my house, which has a lot of memories. Reporter: Michelle teared up during the emotional interview. Telling ellen she found comfort in going back to the set of "glee" where the pair met and fell in love. Going to work is no harder than being at home, being at the house, and opening up the closet and seeing a pair of shoes. Grief comes with you every day. Reporter: But she smiled broadly when remembering the good times. I literally lived every day of my life, feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I thought he was the greatest man. Reporter: Memories that help her go on. ♪ for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. Looks like she's doing much better. Doing well like that. Absolutely. The holiday shopping season

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