Lea Michele, her lovely brown bangs and cleavage cover the August 2013 issue of Marie Claire Mexico, which is on stands July 30. However, what should be an exciting occasion is marred by the fact that she is suffering through an immense tragedy.

In the interview, conducted before boyfriend and 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith's death, the actress raved about her relationship, making Monteith's death from a drug and alcohol toxicity overdose that much more devastating. She called him "the best person I know" and gushed that he "made my life so incredible."

Poor Michele. She much be in so much pain now that the love of her life is gone.

"It’s more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life,” Michele said in the piece (quotes via Just Jared). "But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible, and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a co-worker."

She further said, "It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him."

Those two must have been so in love...

Ariadne Grant, the publication's editor-in-chief, said that Monteith attended the shoot, recalling, “Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done."

What a crying shame. This cover feature takes on new significance for Michele, since it is a snapshot of her relationship right before it ended due to Monteith's death. It's an unintentional memorial. *Sigh*