Teary Lea Michele Honors Monteith's 'Beautiful Heart'
'We're gonna get through this together,' she promises fans
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2013 7:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lea Michele won Best Actress in a Comedy last night at the Teen Choice Awards, and she used her time on stage to honor her late boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, Jezebel reports. "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult few weeks," said a tearful Michele. "I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory." Monteith died of a drug and alcohol overdose July 13.

"For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we're gonna get through this together," Michele continued. "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 he became a part of all of our hearts and that's where he'll stay forever."