It’s been four months since the passing of Glee’s Cory Monteith and Lea Michele is opening up to Elle magazine about who helped her get through the difficult time. Kate Hudson, who had a guest starring role on the FOX TV show last season, came to Lea’s side when she needed it the most.

“I called her and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].’ She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing,” Lea explained. “She let my family stay there, and my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favorite juices. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”

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Cory died of a drug overdose at the age of 31 last July in a Vancouver hotel room. Lea admitted that moving on with her life without him is a day-to-day struggle. “It’s very hard,” she said. “You have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”

She added, “I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people. I don’t know if I will. I don’t know how.”

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