(USA TODAY) Lea Michele has nothing but good things to say about boyfriend Cory Monteith in a newly-released interview that took place just weeks before his July 13death.

InMarie Claire Mexico, Micheletalks about Monteithand says she is thankful to have herGleeco-star in her life: '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.

"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.

"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."

Monteith even stopped by the magazine's photo shoot, which took place on June 7, to have lunch with his leading lady.

Marie Claire Mexico's editor in chief Ariadne Grant said in a statement that Monteith "showed up in great spirits" and that the couple were "very nice and obviously happy and in love. ... We are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea."

Michele is featured on the cover of the magazine's August issue.

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