Cory Monteith’s death from a drug overdose in the summer of last year brought with it an in-depth look at his relationship with his colleague Lea Michele, who has recently revealed that her and the late Glee actor were planning on becoming parents.

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"We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do,” she revealed to Glamour. "We were done. We were it. When you're at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything. But today I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I'm thankful for that."

The 27-year-old added that she is getting used to her life since Monteith's death a passing that shook fans of the show due to the actor’s popularity and relatively young age. "At the start, it's hard because you're so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped," she said.

"Then gradually your mind catches up with your body.” Yet to hit 30 and with an ostensibly glittering career ahead of her, Michele is ready to look forward again. “Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There's something sad about that but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it,” she explained.