Recently , we lost a friend , a mentor , a brother , an actor and most especially the love of her life . Lea looked absolutely stunning where she made her first public appearance since the tragic death of her boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith, with an incredible and emotional speech.
At the teen choice awards held on August 11 , Lea Michele Gives a Strong & Emotional Speech .
“Thank you guys,” she began tearfully. “I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out here how much all of your love and support as meant to me over these very difficult past weeks. Not that I had any doubt before, but we certainly do have the greatest fans in the world. I want to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved Cory as much as I did — I promise you we’ll get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts — and that’s where he’ll stay forever. So thank you guys so much.”
She attended the show with her Glee costars at Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale
Before Michele’s emotional speech, the Glee cast took the stage to dedicate their show’s award to Monteith, who passed away last month from a drug overdose.
Cory was like a brother to us,” Amber Riley said. “He was always ready to sign an autograph or take a picture with a fan and he loved his gleeks.”
Jenna Ushkowitz added, “So on behalf of our brother and our castmate, we know that Cory would have wanted to dedicate this award to you guys.”
After the Glee cast’s speech and Michele’s tearful address, a photo of Monteith was shown on stage.
After the cast took home the award for Choice TV Show: Comedy, they then presented Lea with Choice Actress. Looking absolutely STUNNING, Lea took the stage to thank everyone — donning her gorgeous “Cory” necklace.
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