Lea Michelle is still growing strong with her boyfriend Matthew Paetz. In fact, as recent as this month, they attended the InStyle and Warner Bros. party after the Golden Globes. Now that Glee is in its last season, she will definitely have more time for him once the show ends.
Here’s what you should know about the couple.
1. They Went Public in October
In October, they attend the amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala in Hollywood together.
She shared her first Instagram photo, shown above, of them together on October 12. The caption was, “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
When they first started dating, an insider told Perez Hilton, “She’s glowing and healthy ever since being with Matt. He takes care of her, and people are glad to see her happy again.”
In July, when US Weekly asked her Glee costar Chris Colfer what he thought, he said, “I have not met him but I remember her talking about him. I’m very happy for her.”
2. There Were Early Reports that He Was an Escort
That escort site explained that Paetz was a “certified life coach, dating expert and massage therapist.”
His rates were $350 for one hour. All this information was since removed from the site.
On his YouTube channel, he posted this quote, “Be apart of a true life “If I can do it, Anyone can” journey. This is a real time, behind the scenes look at someone starting from scratch to reaching my goal to become a motivational coach and speaker.”
In July, TMZ posted a picture of them on a hike, which they said looked staged, especially since they were wearing matching sneakers.
3. He Moved in After 4 Months
In September, TMZ reported that Paetz moved into her Hollywood home.
At the time, a source close to the couple told E!News, “It just made sense for them to move in cause they spend so much time with one another. He treats her like a queen.”
4. They Got Tattoos Together
In December of 2014, the couple both got tattoos at Shamrock in Hollywood. Michele, who reportedly has 15 tattoos, posted the picture above on Instagram.
When her ex boyfriend, Cory Monteith passed away in July of 2013, Michele honored him by tattooing his last words to her, “If you say so,” on her rib cage.
In an interview with Glamour, she openly spoke about her former relationship, saying that she was planning a future together with the Glee star. “We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old, and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do…We were done. We were it. When you’re at that place in your life with someone you talk about everything.
5. They Met on This Video
They met in April on the set of Michele’s “On My Way” video. The songs lyrics seem to speak directly to her life at that moment, mourning Monteith while falling for Paetz:
And my heart’s too drunk to drive
I should stay away from you tonight
But in this blackout state of mind
Baby all I want is you tonight