After meeting on the set of Glee in 2009, the costars began dating in early 2012
On Saturday, July 13, police announced during a press conference that Monteith was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate," the actor's rep said in a statement to Us. "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss." Michele didn't have a comment, but a rep for the actress told Us: "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."