Slowly but surely, Lea Michele is moving on. Almost a year after the death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith, the Glee actress dating again.
Lea, 27, is apparently seeing Matthew Paetz, an aspiring actor and model who appeared in the music video for her single On My Way.
According to reports, the couple have been dating for the last couple of months after meeting on set. A E! News source said of Lea, “she”s having fun, but it”s not extremely serious”.
Another insider said Matthew is “very sweet and a really great guy”.
He does, however, have a questionable past. According to TMZ, Matthew used to work as a male escort on the site Cowboys4Angels.
On his Twitter page, he describes himself as a “dating and lifestyle coach”, and recently posted a message that read, “If this isn”t what you have, Leave,” alongside a link to a story about not settling for the wrong person.
“He will be great arm candy and he is a very nice guy, and is a lot of fun,” a source said. Furthermore, “he is very into being in a relationship and loves being in one. He is the kind of person who will want to be with that person all the time, but in a good way. And he is a good listener.”
This is Lea”s first relationship since the death of Cory last July. After his passing, she took some time out to grieve and recover.
“I feel like it”s so important to make sure that I”m 100 per cent ok before I can get into a relationship,” Lea told Glamour back in February. “But people have to understand that I can”t be alone forever. Cory wouldn”t want that.”