After Cory Monteith passed away, Lea Michele was obviously going through a rough time. And she recently opened up to Flare magazine about how she fell in love with her current boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, after the Glee star's death.
“I wanted to make sure that I was okay with me, feeling strong and feeling happy on my own. I wanted to make sure that I was a whole person again and that no one was coming into my life to put me back together," she said.
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"I needed to do that on my own. I worked very, very, very hard and I got back to that place where I was genuinely happy and strong and ready to live again and see the world and, you know, bring in more beautiful experiences. And that’s when someone miraculously came into my life.”
It must have been extremely rough going through this, and we're glad that the actress was able to get to that place of feeling comfortable enough to be open to love.
Click through to see old photos of Cory and Lea, and let us know what you think about her answer in the comments!