Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Oakley Photo: Lea Michele Poses in Front of Her Surfboard at the Oakley Learn to Ride-Surf Event in Cabo on June 23, 2014

Lea Michele (Rachel) and her rumored boyfriend Matthew Paetz have only been seeing each other for a few months, but the couple recently took a big step in their relatively new relationship: Lea introduced Matt to her friends!

According to E! News, the Glee star attended a private house party in the Hills on July 9 and brought Matthew along as her guest so she could have the opportunity to introduce the reported former gigolo to some of her closest pals. While meeting the friends can sometimes be nerve wracking, Lea seemed excited by the idea. “Lea was leading the way and she couldn't wait to introduce him to friends,” an eyewitness told the outlet.

The pair, who were holding hands for much of the party, were even overheard discussing their future together. The source continues, “They were talking to people about summer plans and looked like they were totally crazy for one another.”


Even though Lea has yet to confirm this new relationship — her first since boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn) died just about a year ago — Matthew and the 27-year-old actress made their first public appearance together last month when they went on a picnic followed by a hike in Los Angeles.  

Lea and Matthew only met a few months ago on the set of her “On My Way” music video, but the relationship seems to be going very well thus far. “They look so cute together and so into one another. She clearly really likes him,” the E! News’ source adds.

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SourceE! News


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