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Lea Michele Wears
'Cory' Necklace In
First Public
Appearance Since His
Death

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Lea Michele is slowly returning to the public eye following the tragic death of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith
 
 
On Sunday, the 26-year-old actress was spotted out in public, driving in a car with a friend. With her hair swept back, Lea was wearing a black sweater, dark sunglasses, and a necklace that spells out 'Cory'. 
 
Rachel Berry, Lea’s character on Glee, was the inspiration behind the unique piece of jewelry. On the show, the wannabe Broadway star wears a similarly styled chain with her name spelled out on it. 
 
Yesterday, the Glee star was in better spirits as she sent out a tweet sending love to her fans. 
 
This is the second tweet the young actress has sent out after being silent for two weeks following the Cory’s death. When Lea returned to the Twitterverse, she sent out a heartfelt message thanking people for their support.
The next big step for the starlet is to return to work following this devastating tragedy. Glee's creator Ryan Murphy kindly gave his lead actress total control over the future of the show and Lea knew that she had to get back into the choir room.
 
“Lea blessed every decision,” the executive producer told Deadline.com. “I told her even I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to write about the death of someone I love. She wanted people to be together. She and Cory were the young leads of that show, the A story. Lea has been a leader all through this difficult process.”
 
Glee’s fifth season premieres September 26 on Fox.