After meeting Matthew Paetz on the set of her ‘On My Way’ music video, Lea Michele is reportedly dating him. As her first boyfriend since Cory, HollywoodLife.com has learned exclusively that she actually sees a lot of her late costar in Matt.
Lea Michele is reportedly dating again, and we’re so glad to hear that Matthew Paetz has been treating her “like a princess,” because she deserves it. A source close to Lea told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that she’s the “happiest she’s been in a long time,” which is great since she was so heartbroken by the horrible death of Cory Monteith.
Lea Michele’s Loves Matthew Paetz
“She has by no means found a replacement for Cory, but there are many similarities between the two,” the source told us about Matt. “She likes the way he treats her — like a princess. Plus he’s a complete gentleman and down to earth. She also likes that Matt has a great sense of humor and makes her laugh.”
Since Cory’s death in July 2013, Lea has been focusing on her music. She met Matt in her music video for “On My Way,” and it’s no surprise the attraction was there. Matt actually used to work for Cowboys4Angels, a company that provides male companionship to women and are featured on a TV show, Gigalos. However, Lea is happy she can be herself and that’s really all that matters!
“Lea feels like she can be her silly self with him, [and] that he brings that out in her,” the source added. “He’s also a huge animal lover like Lea and shares Lea’s fondness of Barbara Streisand movies like Funny Girl and The Way We Were. Matt is this good looking, muscular guy, but deep down is a softie with the biggest heart! Overall he’s a super nice guy and Lea is so deserving of being happy after all she’s been through.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that Lea should keep getting to know Matt or is it a bad idea? Let us know.
– Written by Maxine Studebaker, Reporting by Eric Ray