The Glee star covers the April 2014 issue of Seventeen and opens up about her late boyfriend, who died of an accidental drug overdose less than a year ago. "I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction—unfortunately, it won. But that wasn't who he was," the 27-year-old says of the fallen star. "Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, 'I'm your boyfriend,' I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful."
The "Cannonball" singer decided to release her debut album, Louder, on March 4 for a special reason. "Just think about it: we're going to 'March fo(u)rth.' We're going to march forth like a cannonball," Michele says. "I try my best to march forth and live my life as best as I can for me. I also feel an incredible, happy responsibility to keep the memory and light of [Cory, who] was the most amazing person. I'm so happy to make it my journey now to continue on and live my life as best as I can."