Lea Michele is ready for the world to see her with her hunky new man.
Six months after meeting on the set of her "On My Way" music video, the Glee star, 28, and her model boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, went public with their romance at Wednesday's amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala in Hollywood. The pair happily posed for photographers while cuddled up at their table. Lea, in a low-cut gold Versace dress, had her hands resting on her beau while he wrapped an arm around her.
Lea and Matthew were in sync all night long. They were spotted laughing and whispering to each other while flipping through the program for the event, which was hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and featured a surprise performance by her soon-to-be ex-husband, Chris Martin.
They were also hand in hand as they worked the room together. They even chatted up her Glee boss, Ryan Murphy.
The duo met in April and, as their relationship started taking off, rumors about his past — TMZ reported that Paetz is a former gigolo — seemed likely to derail things. However, they stuck together and were soon showing PDA, going on vacations together, and he became her hiking sidekick. (She has never spoken publicly about his past.)
Two weeks ago, Michele posted a photo of their shadows during one of their sweat sessions. They were facing each other and holding hands.
Regardless of the rumors, Michele seems to be happy, which is the most important thing. In 2013, she suffered the loss of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Last year on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said she knew Cory would want her to move on: "He would want me to live my life." And that's exactly what she's doing.
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