20/08/2013 06:35 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Lea Michele Posts Instagram Pics Following Death Of Boyfriend Cory Monteith

Glee star Lea Michele has been grieving after the unexpected death of her fiancé Cory Monteith, who died following a heroin and alcohol overdose last month.

But it seems things are starting to look up for the actress as she took to Instagram and shared shots of herself prepping for a photo shoot for her upcoming book, Brunette Ambition.

"Beautiful shoot w/ my glam family... I love them so much!," she wrote alongside the pics. Her post was met with reams of support from her Instagram followers, prompting the star to respond: "You guys are the best.. Thank you for making me smile :) Love you all."

Lea made her first public appearance following the tragedy at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month, where she paid tribute to Cory as she accepted the Choice Comedy Award for her portrayal of Rachel Berry in Glee.

"He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent," she said.