Brave actress staying strong after losing Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has a new love in her life – a cute pooch.

After paying tribute to late boyfriend Cory Monteith in an emotional Glee episode last week, the brave actress is focusing her attentions on adoptedpet Pearl.

Lea, 27, shared a snap of her adorable four-legged friend on Twitter and excitedly told her followers: Today I would like to introduce you to Pearl. She’s 8 years old and is my new little love.. Welcome Pearl!

Pearl has already bonded with Lea’s cat and the actress posted a sweet photo of the duo sitting together.

My girls:),’ she captioned the snap.

Lea’s been busy shooting the cover for her debut album this week and she didn’t want Pearl to miss out on the fun.

The duo posed for a very cute picture together and Pearl seems quite a natural in front of the camera.

Pearls first photo shoot!Lea wrote on Instagram.

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Anna Francis