Cory Monteith's Mom Opens Up About His Death for the First Time

"We will love you and miss you always."

Most Popular
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

One year after the untimely death of Cory Monteith, his mother, Ann McGregor, has spoken out for the first time in an emotional interview with Good Morning America. "The loss is horrendous," she said. "Until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory...So there's been progress."

Most Popular

While still unable to discuss the night of her son's death, she is willing to discuss his past. McGregor talked about Monteith's first "code Blue," the hospital emergency code indicating a patient needs immediate attention, usually due to a cardiac arrest. "[When] Cory was 15, he did a Code Blue," she said. "I think that was the turning point. He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out. A lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why. I remember after Cory's first OD, the drive we took, and all we did was stare into his eyes and hug him and look at him, because I had this feeling: I really wanna know him because I'm not going to have him my entire life. That was way back then."

Monteith was estranged from his father for most of his life following his parents' divorce in 1989, People magazine previously reported.

McGregor mentioned that she still speaks with Lea Michele, and they are grieving together. "She texts me and emails me," McGregor said. "She's hurting, too. You see the sadness. I know her pain." Michele and other Glee cast and crew posted their own tributes to Cory on the anniversary of his death last weekend.

McGregor reavealed that no one in the star's life was able to help him. "I don't think we have power to change the choices they're making," she said. "I think with the kind of connection Cory and I had, if we couldn't prevent that situation, I don't have the answer."

Watch the heartbreaking interview, below:

ABC News | ABC Sports News

Photo Credit: Getty Images

More from Marie Claire:
Jenna Dewan Tatum Sam Heughan dancing Outlander
Celebrity
Share
Jenna Dewan Tatum Just Danced With 'Outlander's Sam Heughan at Comic-Con
Sophie Turner's Wore a Denim Jacket
Music
Share
Sophie Turner Just Wore DNCE Merch While Traveling With Joe Jonas
Celebrity
Share
'Stranger Things' Fans Can Visit a "Justice for Barb" Shrine at Comic-Con
Celebrity
Share
Sophie Turner Revealed the One 'GOT' Character She'd Bring Back from the Dead — And It's the Last Person You'd Expect
Celebrity
Share
Kim Kardashian *Completely* Exposed Her Nipples in Her Most Shocking Outfit Yet
'Game of Throne's Comic-Con Panel 2017 Alfie Allen Puppy
Celebrity
Share
Alfie Allen's Puppy Was the Real Star of the 'Game of Thrones' Panel at Comic-Con
Ben Affleck as Batman
Celebrity
Share
Ben Affleck's Days as Batman Might Be Numbered
Celebrity
Share
See Daenerys Targaryen and Melisandre Finally Meet
Celebrity
Share
Petty Party: The Most Guiltily Satisfying Celebrity Things That Happened This Week
Celebrity
Share
Prince George Going on a Helicopter Ride Is What Pure Joy Looks Like