Remember that Finn tattoo Rachel got in season 5 of Glee? It’s a real thing, and our hearts are breaking.
Lea Michele went completely naked on the cover of Women’s Health U.K. and showed off more than a few of her assets. Most notably, the actress shared some ink in an intimate place. Right above her bum is a dainty tattoo that plays tribute to her onscreen-and-offscreen boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson on the show), who tragically passed away after overdosing in 2013.
That isn’t the only Monteith tribute tattoo Lea Michele has gotten. She has the jersey number of his Glee character (No. 5) and the last words they ever said to each other: “I love you more. If you say so…”
Needless to say, the actress’ road to recovery after the heartbreaking passing of her paramour has been a long one. She told Women’s Health that she’s still has some pretty tough days.
“I have down days. I accept those days as much as the happy ones,” She said, admitting that to get over them she “[makes] some macaroni cheese, [calls her] mom, [pours] a glass of red wine and [watches] some reality television. There’s nothing that can’t fix.”
Things are still looking up for Lea who admits to being in the best physical and emotional shape in her life, despite all that happened.
“Right now, I feel physically in my best shape, and emotionally in my best place…I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to represent myself as being some perfect girl, but I love myself, flaws and all,” she said.
Lea Michele is also looking for love. The 29-year-old admitted that she’s a fiercely independent woman who needs a man who can take care of himself.
“I take care of myself,” she said. “And I spend a lot of time and energy doing that, so I need someone else to look after themselves too. It’s only then that you can come together and be a really good team.”
Lea Michele’s issue of Women’s Health U.K. hits newsstands on Wednesday. Check out more of the actress’ stunning photos below.