Looks like Lea Michele has found love with Matthew Paetz. After she posted a touching tribute to her former boyfriend Cory Monteith, she showed up with Paetz walking hand in hand at LAX.
This is a series of PDAs for Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz. According to US Weekly, the pair was spotted over the weekend, sharing a small kiss while having lunch at the Soho House in West Hollywood. Obviously this is not to be confused with the Soho House in New York.
Here’s the special tweet Lea Michele left for her former boyfriend last Sunday on the anniversary of his death.
We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/deA4PQUZNz
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 13, 2014
The Glee star followed that up with an Instagram post of the pair.
Anything that surrounded Michele’s life last week was very significant. As we reported, last week was the year anniversary of Cory Monteith’s passing. Perhaps to get away from memories of last year, Lea and Matthew decided to take a trip to Montecito, California with a few of her pals. It’s said that the two were staying at San Ysidro Ranch. The location is known as a luxurious hotel and resort located in the Montecito foothills. Perfect for hiking, which the star took up after Monteith passed away.
— LaetitiiiA’ (@Laetibouh) July 16, 2014
As we previously reported, Matthew and Lea met while on the set of her music video for her single “On My Way” from her debut album Louder. Since the spring, there have been reports that the two were getting close and that Michele was bringing the dating coach around her friends.
According to ET Canada, Cory Monteith’s father, Joe Monteith, had pretty much given Lea his blessing to move on from Cory.
“She’s a beautiful young woman. She should enjoy life. She had a good time when she was with Cory, from what I understand, but life’s gotta go on.”
It looks like Michele has decided to take Joe’s advice and has found happiness with her new beau.
Earlier, when photos were released of the new couple enjoying their time with each other in the park, a source close to Lea told Hollywood Life that Paetz is in no way a replacement for Cory.
“She has by no means found a replacement for Cory, but there are many similarities between the two. 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.”
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