“The pair briefly dated at the beginning of Glee, but “no one really caught on”, the actress says.”
The pair briefly dated at the beginning of Glee, but “no one really caught on”, the actress says.
But there are so many personal aspects of this whole journey that people are not invited to know. We had a full life, and that had lots of different details that will be ours forever, for only us to know.
I’ve got to get out into the world again | I won’t hide inside | I’ve got to get out | Lonely inside but I’m going to light the fuse…and now I will start living.
It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.
By late 2011, Monteith and Michele were officially a couple. “One day we just looked at each other and we were like, ‘You wanna do this?’ We knew”
To help write a song about Monteith, she reached out to Sia Furler, the Australian singer-songwriter who has worked with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Christina Aguilera and has five songs on Michele’s album. When they met, “it took her a second and then I guess she read me right, and she knew that her secrets were safe with me,” Furler says. The cowrote “If You Say So” - named for the last words Monteith said to Michele. The track isn’t finished yet, but it will definitely be on the album, Michele says, as will another track added after Monteith died, called Cannonball.” While working with Furler on that song, the actress broke down in sobs. I said [to Furler], ‘I feel like I’m starting to just sink in it, and he would never want me to do that. I need to remember that you have to live, because you can want to die.”
From the minute I met Cory, I was like, ‘This is the most handsome man I’ve ever seen in my whole life.’
Cory Monteith in McCanick
Lea Michele for ELLE USA (December 2013)