Credit: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Photo: Ricky Martin Performs in Madrid on June 28, 2011

Looks like Lea Michele (Rachel) is in for a delightful reunion once Ricky Martin hits the set of Glee for his now-confirmed guest-star stint in 2012! Chatting with Access Hollywood while promoting New Year’s Eve (in theaters tomorrow!), Lea dished that this won’t be her first time sharing the spotlight with the Latin heartthrob!

“I’ve known Ricky since I was 8 years old,” she revealed. Turns out that wayyy back in 1996 they were both part of the Broadway production of Les Miserables — Lea as Young Cosette and Ricky as Marius. (For those keeping score at home, that’s pre-fame for both, with Ricky’s English cross-over soon to hit.)

On his upcoming Glee cameo as the new McKinley High Spanish teacher, she said, “I adore him. I think he would be great.”

How sweet!

And how funny that Lea is coming face-to-face with her past in more ways than one...  With Lea and Ricky’s reunion news hitting around the same time it was revealed that Lea has her eye set steady on a role in the big-screen adaptation of the hit musical. Could be a good sign!

Source: Access Hollywood