Among the people who have been publicly sharing memories of Glee actor Cory Monteith (Finn) is Mallory Matoush, who Cory apparently dated just months before he started seeing Lea Michele (Rachel). If the two were an item, then kudos to them for being able to keep their relationship such a secret. We hadn’t heard about Mallory before — so who exactly is she?
Mallory made headlines this week when she revealed to Us Weekly that she met Cory in June 2011, and reportedly dated him for eight or nine months. This would mean that she and Cory dated just before he started his romance with Lea in early 2012.
As for Mallory’s background, the 22-year-old grew up in Medford, Oregon, before moving to New York City to pursue a modeling career. She is signed up on several model staffing websites, including Model Mayhem and Model Desire. Her height is listed as 5’10”.
“I’m currently living in New York City, working with a company called Models Brief,” Mallory writes in her Model Mayhem profile. “I learn fast and am very easy to work with....email me if [you’re] interested!! =]” She was last active on the site in November 2012.
In recalling their relationship, Mallory says that she didn’t initially know Cory was famous when she met him. She recalls him as “silly and funny” and says he was “just a happy guy." Mallory says the two parted ways amicably and remained on good terms.