After the passing of Cory Monteith, Lea Michele's rep told PEOPLE Magazine that the 'Glee' star is spending time with Monteith's family.

The rep issued a statement saying, "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them." We totally understand Lea spending this difficult time with Cory's family -- they knew him better than anyone else.

The statement continued, "They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family." We just hope the Monteith family and Lea can actually have their privacy after thier tragic loss, considering the great public interest in Cory's sudden passing.

It was announced yesterday that Monteith passed away with both heroin and alcohol in his system. Earlier this year, Cory finished a stint in rehab and those close to him said he was looking healthy and seemed to be on the right track as of lately.

Our thoughts are with both Cory's family and Lea Michele at this difficult time.