Glee star Lea Michele reveals new tattoo in tribute to Cory Monteith

Published Tuesday, Apr 12 2016, 15:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Glee star Lea Michele has proved Cory Monteith is never far from her mind, after unveiling a new tattoo she has had inked in tribute to him.

Taking to Instagram, Lea touched fans by revealing the new addition to her collection of body art. She showed off a little number 5 she has had etched onto her side - the same number as that on the back of the football jersey of Cory's Glee character Finn Hudson.

Lea Michele gets new tattoo dedicated to Cory Monteith
12 April

© Instagram / @msleamichele

Alongside her photo, Lea posted a red love heart emoji and added the caption: "And one more.. for my Quarterback.. #5."

Clearly feeling sentimental, Lea had shared a photo - prior to posting her picture dedicated to Cory - of another inking she has recently had done. It was a small coffee cup on her finger in memory of her grandmother.

Lea explained her grandmother had given her her first cup of coffee at eight years old. She had passed away last week.

Lea Michele tweets a picture of herself and Cory Monteith, 29 July 2013

© Twitter / Lea Michele

The US actress had been dating Cory before his death over two years ago. The star was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver back in July 2013.

In the months following his passing, Lea paid tribute to the 31-year-old at the Teen Choice Awards while accepting the award for 'Best TV Actress - Comedy'. She said: "For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise with your love we'll get through this together.

"He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. Whether you knew him personally or as Finn, Cory reached out and became a part of our hearts and that's where he'll remain forever."

She has been seen remembering Cory on the anniversary of his death too. Last year, Lea poignantly wrote: "I hold you in my heart always and love and miss you so..."

Lea has since dated model Matthew Paetz, but reports revealed they split back in February earlier this year.

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