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Lea Michele spotted cosying up to new boyfriend Matthew Paetz

3 July 2014
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Lea Michele's romance with her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz is heating up. The Glee star and her aspiring actor beau have been spending a lot of quality time together as Lea, 27, takes a break from filming the hit Fox show. The cute new couple were spotted enjoying a day out at the park last week and couldn't have looked more smitten.

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Lea Michele and her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz

Wearing a white mini frock that showed off her sun-kissed figure, Lea smiled up at her man as he placed a protective arm around her. The Louder singer left her hair loose over her shoulders and soaked up the warm weather in matching white flip flops. Matthew, who met Lea while filming her new single On My Way, looked just as relaxed in the company of his new famous girlfriend. The pair enjoyed a sit-down at a picnic table, which may have been needed as earlier that day the sporty couple had gone on a hike in Burbank, just outside of Los Angeles. Raring to go and donning their sports kit, Lea and Matthew powered through the hills while sharing plenty a joke.

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Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz have been dating for a few months

The couple are said to have been dating for the past couple of months after having met on Lea's music set. "He is very into being in a relationship and loves being in one," an insider told E! News of Matthew, who calls himself a "dating and lifestyle coach." "He is the kind of person who will want to be with that person all the time, but in a good way," the source added. "And he is a good listener."

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Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz hike in Los Angeles

This is Lea's first relationship since the death of her co-star boyfriend Cory Monteith last July. The actor tragically passed away from a heroin and alcohol overdose. On Sunday 11 May, on what would have been Cory's 32nd birthday, Lea paid tribute to her former love by posting a photo on Twitter.

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
"The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday," she captioned the snap of herself and Cory sharing a particularly tender moment. After his passing, Lea took some time out to grieve and recover. The pair had dated for two years and earlier this year Lea revealed that she had to feel "100 per cent ok" before she started another relationship.  

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