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Lea Michele Shares Shadow Picture of Boyfriend Matthew Paetz, Says She’s in Love

Lea shared a picture of herself and Matthew holding hands
Lea shared a picture of herself and Matthew holding hands

So sweet! Lea Michele shared her first picture of boyfriend Matthew Paetz via Instagram on Sunday, Oct. 12 — and revealed they're in love!

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In the arty snap, Michele is holding hands with her beau, and although the picture displays only the couple's shadows, it's clear from Paetz's distinctive haircut that it's his hand the Glee star is clutching onto.

The snap appears to be taken taken during a hike in the Los Angeles hills, which is a favorite pastime for Michele and Paetz. It's the first time the 28-year-old actress has shared a picture of her boyfriend, 29, via social media, and judging by the caption, it marks an important step in their relationship.

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"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides," the happy actress wrote as she shared the picture with fans.

It's been a hard time, relationship-wise, for the actress, who tragically lost her former boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith to an alcohol and heroin overdose in July 2013.

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But it looks like things are on the up for the once-heartbroken star. Despite only dating since June, the happy couple have already vacationed together in Capri, Italy, where they celebrated Michele's birthday in July. And as Us Weekly previously reported, last month, Paetz moved into the actress' Hollywood home.

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