A Timeline Of Cory Monteith And Lea Michele’s Relationship

From costars to real-life couple.

1. Lea Michele and Cory Monteith begin working together on Glee in 2009, playing the roles of Rachel and Finn.

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2. Though rumors begin circulating in early 2010 that Monteith and Michele are a couple, the two adamantly deny any off-screen romance.

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3. When asked during their Teen Vogue cover shoot if Lea’s boyfriend at the time, Theo Stockman, was jealous of Michele kissing Monteith on the show, she responds: “My boyfriend is an actor as well. So he understands.”


Photos by Regan Cameron via Teen Vogue

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4. When asked if he was seeing anybody at the time Monteith simply replies, “No.”


Photos by Regan Cameron via Teen Vogue

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5. In late 2011, Michele and then-boyfriend Theo Stockman officially end their relationship.

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6. By mid-2012 the two are officially a couple.

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7. Becoming virtually inseparable, the two begin taking trips together.

— Cory Monteith (@CoryMonteith)

Cory Monteith


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8. And appearing at public events as a couple.

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Here we come! :) #SAGawards2013

— Lea Michele (@msleamichele)

Lea Michele


Here we come! :) #SAGawards2013

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12. In her January 2013 Marie Claire interview, Michele says the following about her relationship with Cory:

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14. In April 2013, Monteith voluntarily admits himself to rehab for drug addiction.

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15. And Michele releases the following statement to People: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”

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16. Monteith completes his stay in rehab in late April 2013.

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17. Remaining a couple, Monteith and Michele are last seen together in public on June 8 in Los Angeles.

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18. Though on June 18, Michele tweets this picture of her and Monteith from her Twitter account.

Me and my two favorite boys:)

— Lea Michele (@msleamichele)

Lea Michele


Me and my two favorite boys:)


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19. Monteith, 31, is found dead in his Vancouver hotel on Saturday, July 13.

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20. On Sunday, Michele’s reps release the following statement: “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”

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