Cory Monteith’s Mom Speaks About His Death for the First Time: ‘The Loss is Horrendous’

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Days before his tragic death, Cory Monteith was planning to sign a lease on a new home in Vancouver, Canada, a possible sign he was ready to leave Hollywood.

“I think he was easing himself out of it,” his mom Ann McGregor tells Good Morning America in an interview that aired Thursday morning.

One year after his death, Monteith’s mom is speaking in public for the first time.

“The last few days, I’m beginning to accept it. The loss is horrendous,” she says. “Until three days ago I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory. So there’s been progress.”

McGregor, who spoke to GMA from Vancouver earlier this week, says she still keeps in touch with Lea Michele.

“I do. She texts me and e-mails me. She’s hurting too,” according to McGregor. “I mean, you see the sadness. I know her pain.”

McGregor also spoke about her son’s code blue when he was 15.

“I think that was the turning point,” she says. “He had a lot of emotional things. He was trying to figure out. A lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why.”

Watch the rest of the interview, below.

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