NeNe Leakes is having a hard time with the death of actor, Cory Monteith.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star worked with the 31-year-old actor during her nine-episode stint on the hit show.
According to reports, she is in mourning over the sudden death of her young friend.
“She’s not taking it lightly at all,” a source told Hip Hollywood. “It’s just so tragic and it completely caught her off guard.”
Cory had battled addiction for years but seemed to be thriving in the months before his death.
“She has two boys of her own and if anything happened to one of them she’d be done — her life would be over. She can’t even imagine what his folks are going through. It’s just too much.”
“I really can’t sleep right now,” she tweeted after hearing the news. Later she posted a photo with Cory and his girlfriend, co-star Lea Michele. “These were fun times! I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon! RIP @corymonteith my prayers r wit u,” she tweeted.
“She thought he was sweet…a handsome young man with a bright future and a big career ahead of him. She liked working with him and thought he was charming and fun, the source said.”
The source said she admired Cory’s perseverance through his struggles with addiction. “She knows how tough it is and the struggles people have when they’re young and she admires him for pulling through in the face of adversity.”