It’s been a year this month since former Glee star Cory Monteith passed away from a drug overdose. The road has been a long, difficult one for Monteith’s girlfriend, Lea Michele. The couple met on the set of their hit drama and began dating several years ago. At the time of Monteith’s death, he and Michele were reportedly stronger than ever. This month marks one year since Monteith’s passing and it’s also the first time that Michele has publicly stepped out with her rumored new man.
The pop star and former Glee actress reportedly met her new man, Matthew Paetz, at work. The 27-year-old singer and actress was shooting the video for her new single, On My Way this past April when she met Paetz on set. Speculation began to occur that the duo were seeing one another, though Michele has yet to speak out publicly regarding her new romance, or the death of Monteith.
A source close to Michele told the media that the new couple is allegedly very happy. “For a long time, Lea wasn’t close to even thinking about getting into a relationship. Cory’s death was and will continue to be a struggle for her. She’s doing much better now. She’s happy and she’s enjoying her life.” The couple was spotted walking together through a park in Los Angeles, smiling and laughing comfortably together. Witnesses tell reporters that the two looked happy, confident and as if they were thoroughly enjoying themselves on their outing.
Glee’s last episode aired in May of this year, marking the end of the hit series. Michele was one of many original cast members of the hit series. She’s now focusing on other aspects of her career, such as her music, which has helped her to move on and even meet her new boyfriend.
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