Lea Michele tried. She really did.
Aware that Cory Monteith had a history of substance abuse, Michele did all she could to protect her fellow Glee star during the year-plus they dated.
According to a TMZ insider, Cory - described as sweet but naive - was surrounded by a "a zoo of piranhas" in Hollywood, with danger around every corner.
But Michele stood by her man and took the lead in convincing him to attend rehab this spring after his addiction cropped back up.
Unfortunately, she could not control Monteith's behavior in his native Canada, which, as previously reported, contrasted greatly from his actions in Hollywood.
He died last Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room after a night out with friends.
This same source says Michele was instrumental in arranging Monteith's cremation and memorial. She took the reins and made it a lot easier on Cory's mother in the wake of her son's tragedy.