April 13, 2016 2:45 pm
Updated: July 15, 2016 9:13 am

Lea Michele gets tattoo in honour of late boyfriend, Cory Monteith

Lea Michele now has a permanent reminder of late boyfriend, Cory Monteith. She posted a photo of a tattoo dedicated to Monteith on social media on April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Fox, Adam Rose, File)

(AP Photo/Fox, Adam Rose, File)

Lea Michele posted two photos to Instagram this week, showing off some new tattoos.

One is a permanent reminder of actor Cory Monteith, her former Glee co-star and boyfriend. The pair had been dating for almost two years when the actor died in July 2013.

READ MORE: Cory Monteith found dead: A look at his life and career

To honour him the Scream Queens star got a simple number five tattooed on the side of her rib cage.

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And one more.. for my Quarterback.. #5 ❤️

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She captioned the photo with: “And one more… for my Quarterback.. #5.”

The number five represents the football jersey digit Monteith’s Glee character wore as quarterback at McKinley High.

READ MORE: ‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver

The actor played Finn Hudson until his tragic death from a drug overdose at the age of 30.

Michele also showed off another small tattoo on her finger. The coffee cup is dedicated to her grandmother who passed away this week.

In her caption she said,

“I lost my beautiful grandma this week.. She wasn’t your typical grandma. She gave me my first cup of coffee when I was 8 years old. She said something inappropriate to every boyfriend I’ve ever had. She never made pie or knit me a sweater. But she was my grandma and I loved her… More than anything… I love you grandma.”


READ MORE: Lea Michele remembers Cory Monteith as ‘the greatest man’

Emotional fan responses to Lea Michele’s tattoo were all over Twitter.

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