Credit: Lea Michele on Twitter Photo: Lea Michele Makes Her “Serious Face” Backstage at the Hollywood Bowl on June 21, 2014

Lea Michele (Rachel) may have be keeping her budding relationship with Matthew Paetz on the downlow since the couple met on the set of her “On My Way” music video a few months ago and then began dating, but now it looks like she’s slowly introducing her new beau to the world! Case in point, the cute couple was spotted on their first public outing together, first picnicking in Los Angeles on June 27 and later heading off on hike to burn off some of those calories.

E! News has photos of Lea and Matthew, a lifestyle coach, smiling and enjoying the sunny day together and, we gotta admit, they look pretty darn cute. For the picnic Lea wore an above-the-knee printed dress with flip flops while Matthew opted for khaki pants and a denim jacket. If both of their broad smiles are any indication, it looks like the picnic was a great success

For the hike later in the day the pair changed into more workout appropriate ensembles, with Lea rocking a neon yellow tank top and cropped yoga pants and Matthew sporting a cut-off t-shirt and basketball shorts. In one particular photo Lea looks to be in awe of her new man’s bulging biceps, even playfully reaching out to touch one of them.


Lea hasn’t commented on the new man in her life (and neither she nor Matthew have responded to reports that he worked as a gigolo for Cowboys4Angels before he began seeing Lea) but by all accounts the pair seems very happy together. The 27-year-old actress apparently thinks Matthew is “amazing” and insiders say she is “really happy”.

Matthew is the first guy Lea has been linked to and publically spotted with since her former boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith (Finn) passed away nearly a year ago, and we’re thrilled that she seems so happy and at ease with this new fella in her life.

Do you think Lea and Matthew make a cute couple? Head on over to E! News to see photos of the pair and tell us your thoughts below!   

Source: E! News