Cory Monteith Checks
Into Rehab, Lea
Michele Stands By His
Cory Monteith has officially checked into rehab. A rep for the Glee actor, 30, confirms he has voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment center for substance addiction— thankfully, he has girlfriend Lea Michele by his side for support.
At age 19, Cory sought treatment for substance abuse, having been rather open about his demons since. He hoped that remaining vocal about his issues would deter aspiring actors from following in his footsteps.
"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. "But for those people who might give up: Get real about what you want and go after it."
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As for Lea, 27, she says,"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision."
The pair, who were most recently spotted at a Los Angeles Kings hockey game on March 23, first met on the set of Glee in 2009. They took their love public for the first time last spring.