Squad goals: Lea Michele is nothing without her support system

(L-R) Keke Palmer, Lea Michele and Emma Roberts speak onstage during Entertainment Weekly's first ever "EW Fest" presented by LG OLED TV on October 24, 2015 in New York City.Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly

Having encouraging supportive people in your corner is extremely important, because everyone deserves to have someone cheering them on. Lea Michele knows the importance of having a great core group of friends and family to turn to during the good times and the bad. During a recent interview with People, the 29-year-old former Tenafly resident opened up about her squad and the special role they play in her life.

“I think it’s so important to surround yourself with really great people,” Lea told People. “All of my girlfriends, we’re all so supportive of each other. We’re really strong women.”

My girls ❤️

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With my girl @kekepalmer last night! Love you Keke! @screamqueensfox ????

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Lea has racked up a few close friendships throughout her acting career, including Scream Queens costars Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd and Keke Palmer, as well as, Glee costar Becca Tobin.

“I have the best support system from my family,” Lea said. “They’re so wonderful – and my friends, as well. I take really good care of myself. It’s important – you have to have a very strong circle of people around you and you have to take really good care of yourself. If you keep a really healthy and good balance lifestyle, it can help you through stressful work times or whatever life throws at you.”

Just the happiest girl in the world.. ❤️

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Our two favorite things in one.. Sushi and massages! Perfect day with @itsbeccatobin at @tomoko_spa ✌????️????

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Whether it’s getting away with friends for a mini vacation or introducing a new man in your life (hi Robert Buckley), there’s never a dull moment with Lea’s squad. Having good friends goes a long way!