Lea Michele may still be grieving the loss of her boyfriend Cory Monteith, but the actress is slowly making her return to the public eye. She was spotted in the passenger’s seat of a friend’s car in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The Glee star kept it low key, wearing sunglasses and her hair pulled back, but the most notable part of her ensemble was her necklace, which read “Cory.” Although Lea’s been seen wearing the necklace before, it obviously has a much more important meaning since his sudden death on July 13.
This Lea-sighting comes just days after she returned to Twitter to address Cory’s passing. “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,” she wrote, with a photo of herself and Cory smiling by the water.
Lea will get back to work on Glee next week, when production of Season 5 begins. Producers consulted the show’s star before making any decisions about proceeding, and it was her idea to get the cast and crew back together sooner rather than later. Glee will return on Sept. 26.
Check out the video below for more pix and details from Lea’s first public appearance since Cory’s death: