Lea Michele Reveals Her Cory Monteith Matchmaker

Celebrity News Mar. 4, 2013 AT 10:14AM
Lea Michele Reveals Her Cory Monteith Matchmaker Credit: Jonathan Leibson/WireImage

Romances between co-stars (or "showmances," as we like to call them) don't typically need a lot of help getting off the ground.

Take "Glee" stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, for example. Both are young, attractive, and worked around the clock when the Fox musical series began three years ago.

It would make sense to assume they'd eventually start hooking up on their own, but Michele is giving credit where it's due: to her boss Ryan Murphy.

"Yes, I would definitely say he is my matchmaker for sure," Michele told E! Online of Murphy, the show's creator.

The actress and Monteith attended a Monday night celebration for Murphy in Beverly Hills, where he received the first-ever PaleyFest Icon Award for his contribution to TV.

Murphy himself wasn't afraid to take a bow for his love connecting.

"I directed them in their first scene together and they had that sort of chemistry that you can't fake, and I said, 'Uh-oh,'" Murphy told the outlet. "So I did kind of know. I take credit."

Monteith, 30, and 26-year-old Michele mark one year of dating in April. Prior to the award ceremony, Samsung Galaxy hosted a cocktail reception that saw many stars from the Murphy Universe come to cheer.

Andrew Rannells, Justin Bartha, Georgia King, and NeNe Leakes from "The New Normal" were present. And Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch rounded out the "Glee" tribe, while Dylan McDermott came to brood on behalf of "American Horror Story."

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