Michele and Buckley
Lea in love? Lea Michele opened up about her new boyfriend, Robert Buckley, for the first time while attending the Fox Upfronts in NYC on Monday, May 16.
“You know, I’m just feeling really great right now and superhappy,” the Glee alum, 29, told Entertainment Tonight. “I feel very, very, very lucky and grateful in my life right now, and that’s all that matters.”
Us Weekly exclusively revealed last week that Michele is dating the One Tree Hill star, 35. A source told Us that the relationship is new and that they met through mutual friends.
The twosome aren’t afraid to show some PDA. On May 9, they were spotted getting cozy at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica. “[They had their] arms wrapped around each other at their seats and rubbing each other’s backs” an onlooker told Us. “At one point … they had either just kissed or were superclose-talking.”
This is Michele’s first romance since ending her two-year relationship with model and actor Matthew Paetz in February. “He had enough. She was completely crushed,” an insider told Us at the time. “He won’t take her back.”
The actress and singer most famously dated her Glee costar Corey Monteith from 2009 until his death in July 2013. Last month, she showed off a new “5” tattoo that she got on her rib cage in his honor. His character, Finn Hudson, wore a No. 5 jersey for his McKinley High School football team.
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