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Lea Michele reportedly still dreams about Cory Monteith following the late actor's recent death, and her faith in God is said to be helping her cope with her loss.
The "Glee" star, 26, returned to work on Tuesday, almost one month after Monteith, who was Michele's co-star and boyfriend, died from mixed drug toxicity on July 13. While the actress recently revealed that she is pleased to be back at work, sources claim she is still distraught and struggling emotionally.
"Lea is moving forward. It's still an extremely dark time for her but she's incredibly strong and is clinging to the light. Her faith in God is helping her immensely," a source told HollywoodLife.com.
"She has been dreaming of Cory a lot, and she says she feels him with her all the time. Lea has been praying for guidance and help to get through this, and she's making major progress but it's still a struggle — especially the nights," the source added.
Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the hit TV series, reportedly died of a heroin overdose after losing his long battle with addiction. Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the musical TV series, is believed to have been a strong source of support for the actor.
Although Michele is still grieving her loss, returning to work is helping her cope with the grief and pain of losing the love of her life.
"The daytime is much easier for her because she can keep busy and not focus on her pain, but when night comes and things are quiet that's the hardest time," the source said.
"That's when she really counts on her prayers and her faith in God to help her," the source continued. "And her friends and family have been there a 110 percent for her. Lea hasn't spent a night alone yet; she's still not ready for that and who knows when she will be."