Breakups are tough, but they can also be instructive. Just ask Darren Criss.
"When I was a junior in college, I'd broken up with a girl, but there were those residual months when I was still calling her all the time and wanting to spend time with her," the Glee star, 26, tells Cosmopolitan in their October issue, on newsstands Sept.10.
"Basically, she sat me down and said, 'Listen, you broke my heart. Accept responsibility for your actions, be a man, and leave me alone, because it's only going to make things worse.' I'll always remember that as a pivotal moment in my life. I hope she's reading this because I love her for it," Criss says.
If Naya Rivera has it her way, her career will resemble Jenny from the Block's.
"It's insane how gorgeous she is. Jennifer Lopez is a perfect example of what it means to be a mogul and have longevity, but still have people like you," the Glee star, 26, says in the October issue of Latina.
"She can do this until she chooses not to anymore. I hope I can say that one day,” she adds.
It looks like Demi Lovato is loving her new gig on Glee.
Naya Rivera, who plays cheerleader Santana, Tweeted a selfie on Thursday with the X Factor judge, who's her new love interest on the show.
The singer, 21, can be seen puckering up to Rivera, who suggested a new name for the couple: "Dantana."
Finn Hudson might be gone forever, but Lea Michele is making sure her on- and off-screen love is not forgotten.
Michelle, 26, Tweeted a photo of herself wearing a necklace with a "Finn" charm on Friday – the name of the late Cory Monteith's Glee character – simply captioned "Today" and followed by a little heart icon.
The Tweet comes the same day the Glee cast reportedly began shooting its tribute episode to Monteith, who died July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room after ingesting a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards were full of unforgettable moments.
In her first public appearance since boyfriend Cory Monteith's July 13th death, Lea Michele thanked fans at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards for their love and support during "these very difficult past few weeks."
Accepting the award for her portrayal of Rachel Berry on Glee, she tearfully dedicated her win to Monteith, who died from a a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.
"I promise that with your love, we're going to get through this together," Michele, 26, told the audience gathered at Los Angeles's Gibson Amphitheatre. "He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.
After Cory Monteith's death on July 13, the cast of Glee is relying on each other to get through their grief.
"We've all been leaning on each other. It's been a rough patch and a rough time," Harry Shum Jr. told PEOPLE at Saturday's Invisible Children Founders Circle Party in Los Angeles.
"I don't know when that will ever end, that rough patch of losing a friend like that. It's so unexpected, but we're all leaning on each other."
As the one-month anniversary of Cory Monteith's death quickly approaches, Lea Michele continues to reel from the devastating loss.
"Every day is so hard. Just getting up in the morning means remembering that Cory is gone," a source close to Monteith's girlfriend and Glee costar tells PEOPLE. "It's incredibly painful."
Michele, 26, returned to the set of the FOX hit earlier this week, but life without Monteith – who ingested a fatal mixture of alcohol and heroin on July 13 – continues to prove difficult.
There have been lingering questions about what Cory Monteith was doing and who he was hanging out with in the hours before he was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.
But his acting coach and friend Andrew McIlroy tells PEOPLE that the three pals who the 31-year-old spent time with on the evening of July 12 – before returning to his hotel room by himself in the early morning hours – were positive influences in the Glee star's life.
"They weren't strangers, they weren't bad guys. They were longtime sober friends. Cory knew them maybe 10 years. Essentially, he had spent time with [them] as sober people," McIlroy tells PEOPLE. "They were not using with him [that night]. There was no double life up here."
It's back to work for Lea Michele.
Following the July 13 death of her boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith, Michele, 26, shared of a photo of herself on set Tuesday.
"Feels so good to be home," she captioned a photo of her character, Rachel Berry.