Lea Michele Splits From Boyfriend – Report
Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz have reportedly split after two years of dating. The Glee star and Paetz began dating in 2014 following the drug overdose death of her former boyfriend and cast mate Cory Monteith in July 2013. The couple, which met on the set of her video for “On My Way,” moved in together months later in September 2014.
But the two have reportedly parted ways. “Lea is surrounded by her friends, who have rallied around her and support her,” a source tells People. “She’s doing fine, focusing on her working, her music and her album.” It is unclear when the couple broke up, but last month Michele opened up her about her relationship, insisting Monteith would have given her latest flame his seal of approval. “At the end of the day, this industry is really tough, and the only way to get through is to create a solid unit, and that’s really what we’ve been since day one,” she said. “We’ve stood by each other through anything that was thrown our way. (Matt) is a such a great man that he would never really let anything like (the pressures of Hollywood) ever crack our lovely little core that we’ve created. He is very respectful towards the person that I was with (Cory), and that, again, is something I love so much about him. I really know that Cory would love him too,” she stated.