• Thu, Dec 12 - 8:23 am ET

Even If Lea Michele’s Relationship With Cory Monteith Was Fake, She Makes Good Points About Grief On Ellen

Lea Michele Ellen Show empowerment in griefAs you’ve probably heard, Glee star Lea Michele dropped her first song this week. While I’m on a self-imposed “songs about dangerous balls” ban, word on the street is that “Cannonball” is pretty catchy. Which isn’t surprising. Despite what we may say about Lea Michele as a person, there’s no doubt that she’s a talented singer who knows what kind of songs make her voice shine.

She recently went on The Ellen Show to talk about her new music and obviously Cory Monteith came up. For the rest of her life, Cory Monteith will come up. It’s a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it makes her a sympathetic figure forever. No matter what she does (within reason), people will always excuse her because she lost her beloved boyfriend in a tragic overdose. On the other hand, she’ll move on long before other people do because she has to continue living her life — even if other people want her to act like a widow for the rest of time. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that she’s probably already at the point where she’d rather not talk about him in interviews. But she will because that’s what people want.

Even before Cory Monteith died, we suspected that their relationship wasn’t on the up and up. For years, rumors floated around them that it was a publicity stunt designed to drive up ratings for the show. A fakelationship, if you will. If it’s true, we’ll never know now. It’s too late for anyone to come forward now and point fingers at Lea Michele, the poor grieving girlfriend.

While her recent choices have rubbed me the wrong way, she still brought up some good points about getting through loss on Ellen. Because even if she wasn’t in love with Cory, I have no doubts that she loved him. You don’t fake a relationship with someone for years and feel indifferent towards them. At least that’s what I need to believe. I think the best point she makes on the show is that there’s no right way to grieve, but when you’re a celebrity, there are a million wrong ways. It’s a good thing to keep in mind the next time you see a celebrity smiling after losing a loved one.

Also, as Ellen’s self appointed fan club president, I have to add that she handles this entire interview perfectly.

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  • Haley

    The more important question here is will she ever ditch those awkward bangs?

    • Ria

      LOL Haley! Thank you for stating what I was thinking! It looks like she put a bowl on her head, started to chop away then decided “this is a bad idea”.

  • Cee

    YOU CANT TALK ABOUT THEM BECAUSE CORY IS DEAD *fake moral outrage*

    • Jenni

      Shockingly all is quiet today….I’m waiting

    • Cee

      Most high schools are having mid terms right now. They must be too busy putting their binders together and reading Of Mice and Men.

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    • crim

      Your life is sad. Hopefully they’ve realized the opinions of miserable, pathetic people like you are ultimately totally worthless and are allowing you to be the cunt you are to your fullest potential without comment.

    • Cee

      Here you are! You didn’t disappoint! You are the paragon of respectfulness and grace through all of this.

  • Liz

    Ok you’re literally the only person writing about how they were “fake” over and over again. Can you just get the fuck over it or do you not have anything new to say?

    • Jenni

      Can I have one more option? Both of those seem limiting.

  • Hannibal(1)

    I definitely met them at the Soho House about a week and half before he died and they looked pretty legit. I was sitting at the table adjacent to them and was raving about the Red Wedding to my friend who’s never seen it and Lea reached over and said, “Oh my god I’m obsessed I’m reading Dance with Dragons now.” Then Cory corroborated that she “hadn’t put the books down in months”. And we all had a great little laugh and went about our day. Yet I have to say they definitely looked like a super happy well worn couple and they were actually talking about when they should tell her parents they were moving in together at one point. Although I may have misheard.

    • Cee

      I dunno…my coworkers know that I can’t put Marceline and the Scream Queens down and can corroborate that to strangers too.

      They may have been a couple. Who knows? To me it doesn’t look like it was real. That they were friends? Yes. But I feel she liked the product that she is from the show more. I mean, after all, she didn’t want to graduate/leave Glee and now she is going to do a spin off.

      Who knows? I may be an asshole who is wrong or one that is right.

    • Mia

      A week and a half before he died she was in Hawaii with a friend and he was in Canada with his family so not sure I’m buying this story. They hadn’t seen each other for at least two weeks when he died

  • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

    um I’m sorry but this is kinda disrespectful. how would you feel if you saw an article about you online saying that your relationship with someone who you were grieving over was fake? probably sucky and annoyed.