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Before their chemistry publicly spilled off-screen, Glee's power couple hit all the right notes in character together at an N.Y.C. "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour stop in May 2010.
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A HOLD ON YOU
Days later on the east coast, the couple let their hands do the talking on a stroll through N.Y.C.
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SEALED WITH A KISS
Any questions about the Glee costars' relationship status were answered when the twosome were caught on camera smooching during a New York Rangers playoff game at Madison Square Garden in May 2012. "He really, really inspires me, " Michele later told PEOPLE, "and he motivates me and I think he's just so talented."
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The couple kicked off 2013 on the ultimate high note with a romantic getaway to Hawaii. "In paradise and I've never been happier!" Michele Tweeted.
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Michele and Monteith walked the January 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet the same way they ruled the hallways of William McKinley High School on their hit show: side by side.
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HAVING A BALL
In their presumed last event together, Monteith and Michele were all dressed up for June 8's 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in L.A. "Lea is an excellent influence on him," a Monteith source previously told PEOPLE. "She's really calmed him."
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Staying on the move after retreating to Mexico the month prior, the couple made a hand-in-hand arrival at the Los Angeles International Airport in June. Just weeks later, upon news of Monteith's death due to a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol, Michele's rep released a simple statement: "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."
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