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'Glee' Star Lea Michele Says Co-Star and Boyfriend Cory Monteith "Inspires" Her

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Sep. 13 2012, Published 7:48 a.m. ET

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Tonight marks the fourth season premiere of Glee and diehard fans have been watching the real-life romance brewing between Lea Michele and co-star Cory Monteith.

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The duo didn't make their first appearance as a couple until August, but the duo have been involved for a little less than a year and things appear to be moving pretty quickly.

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"I love working with Cory, I always have," she People at the season 4 premiere at Paramount Studios in L.A. "He really, really inspires me, and he motivates me and I think he's just so talented."

The actress opened up to the September issue of Nylon hinting that she's been a much a more pleasant woman to be around recently, which no doubt has something to do with her romance.

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"I came to a place where I’m much happier personally in my life," she told the magazine. "Because of that I really don’t feel like I need to explain anything or be anything. I’m really proud of who I am.”

Regardless of all the diva rumors she's endured, she told People that working with Cory "has been one of the best experiences" and in her personal life she's "never been happier."

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