Lea Michele’s Split From Matthew Paetz: Was He Just An Opportunist?

Lea Michele is trying to get over her heartbreak after being dumped by longtime boyfriend Matthew Paetz. As the Inquisitr reported, Matthew Paetz decided that he had enough and dumped Lea Michele.

As stated in an earlier report, Lea Michele was completely blindsided by the split. After dating for almost two years, Paetz broke it off, and has left the Glee star heartbroken. While the Inquisitr suspected it had to do with the mounting pressure of having a public relationship, and one that was under scrutiny, that wasn’t the reason Matthew decided to leave. Insiders told E! a different story.

According to E!, Paetz gave her no explanation or reason for their split. Additionally, he might have used Lea Michele for his own gain. When they met, he was a “male companion” turned model, who starred in her music video “On My Way.” By entering into a public relationship with Lea, Paetz was bound to get exposure on an enormous level.

“He ended up being an opportunist who took advantage and broke up with her in a very heartless way. Her friends were always concerned with the relationship because of his past. All of those fears were validated.”

It sounds like Lea Michele’s friends saw the writing on the wall as soon as Paetz entered the picture. Many were skeptical about his past as a love guru, but Lea believed that he shouldn’t be judged. The source elaborated on Lea’s frame of mind going into the relationship, despite her friends worries.

“She was also very supportive of him even when her friends were skeptical of him because of his past. Lea wanted to believe in love and wanted to believe the good in him. She didn’t think he should be punished for his past.”

As for how he broke up with Lea, friends say that Paetz was pretty heartless in the way that he decided to end things. According to friends close to the situation, Michele’s former boyfriend broke up with the Scream Queens star “All of a sudden and without warning. He is now refusing to speak with her or anyone else close to her.”

Although the singer’s boyfriend never gave the star a reason for the split, some friends believe that it might come down to jealousy. It’s said that some believe that Matthew began to resent Lea for her success and that in the end it came between the two them.

Friends also shared that the two weren’t working anymore. “[He] wanted to get out of town for a bit to clear his head.”

If there was any evidence that they were having problems, it doesn’t seem like Lea Michele knew. Recently, Michele gushed about her boyfriend on the podcast Fempire, which is hosted by her former Glee co-star Becca Tobin.

Of their strength as a couple, Michele said the following.

“We’ve stood by each other through anything that was thrown our way, and [Matt] is a such a great man that he would never really let anything like that ever crack our lovely little core that we’ve created. And, you know, he is also very respectful toward the person that I was with, and that, again, is something I love so much about him.”

Do you think Matthew Paetz was using Lea Michele for her fame?

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