Glee's Lea Michele and Zac Efron find strength in friendship

Poor Lea Michele‘s still grieving the loss of boyfriend Cory Monteith, but she’s found a special shoulder to cry on: Zac Efron‘s.

Sources say the pair – who’ve been friends since they starred in 2011 film New Year’s Eve – have grown closer because the Glee actress is helping Zac through his drug struggles.

According to reports, the actor sought treatment for cocaine addiction in March before relapsing in April.

Now, after reaching out to Lea, 27, Zac‘s back on track and their friendship is stronger than ever.

They’re bonding over their mutual struggles,’ says our insider.

He had to dump many of his friends after he got clean and Lea‘s a welcome breath of fresh air.

‘And he’s been a constant for her too, boosting her spirits.’

Read more about Zac Efron in this week’s Now magazine dated 14 October 2013 – download the digital edition now

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