Lynch has stepped up to pay tribute to her fallen friend and co-star, who died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol in July (13), during a special In Memoriam segment at the ceremony, and she admits the actor has left a huge hole on the set of Glee.
She tells People magazine, "I think that grieving comes in waves. Every day that I go to work, I walk past his trailer, and every time I look at a call sheet I see that his name is not on there.
"Every time I do a scene with the kids I realise that he's not there, so you're reminded in every moment. It's hard, and it feels like such a waste."
But whatever Lynch is feeling, she knows that Monteith's grieving girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele is suffering more than most.
She adds, "I know it's just been brutal for her. I never lost a boyfriend when I was 26 years old. I can't tell her what her experience is."
But the brave star is finding a way to cope and Lynch has nothing but admiration for her spirit: "She's a champion, and she is a rock star, and she is getting through this."