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Lea 'leaning on ex'

Lea Michele has reportedly been supported by her ex-boyfriend since the death of Cory Monteith in July.

The American actress has been struggling to come to terms with the loss of her Glee co-star and real life boyfriend, who died in July from a drug and alcohol overdose.

As she tries to look to the future Lea is apparently leaning on her former flame Theo Stockman, who she dated before Cory. He has apparently been her rock during this tough time and is trying to cheer her up throughout her grief.

"Of course, Lea is broken by Cory's death. That isn't going to change in the near future, and I think she's accepted that things will be tough for quite a long time," an insider told British magazine Look. "But Theo's support is definitely helping her. The fact he got in contract wasn't a surprise, but his unwavering optimism and ability to make her laugh is really helping."

It is thought Theo, 28, still has strong feelings for Lea and wants to help her get back to her old self. He even set aside time to visit his ex-girlfriend while she filmed her hit TV show last month.

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