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Naya Rivera: Monteith is amazing

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Naya Rivera

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Naya Rivera

Glee's Naya Rivera is proud of co-star Cory Monteith for checking into rehab.

The two stars found fame thanks to musical show Glee, the series which also paved a career for Lea Michele and Dianna Agron.

Recently Cory checked into rehab voluntarily after admitting to a struggle with substance abuse.

Many of his co-stars have shown their support with Naya speaking about her love for the 30-year-old.

"He's such an amazing person, and it takes a lot to be able to admit that you have a problem and then seek help," she told People magazine.

Cory is currently in a relationship with Lea, who has apparently been a great support to her troubled beau.

Naya says the whole cast of Glee have been helping the couple through this difficult period.

"We're all one big family, and he's a member of our family so we want to see him better," she explained.

Cory has struggled with addiction in the past, entering rehab for the first time at the age of 19.

In 2011 he spoke out about wanting to be a good influence on the younger generation.

"I don't want kids to think it's okay to drop out of school and get high, and they'll be famous actors, too," he said.

Glee star Mark Salling also recently applauded Cory for his courage.

"It takes balls... to go through that publicly. Period," he told Us Weekly.

"It takes balls to go through that privately, but to go through it publicly like that - balls."

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