Lea Michele Reveals She Dated Matthew Morrison Before Glee
Lea Michele has had an extremely trying year and, although she's dealt with tragedy, the 27-year-old Glee star proved that she can overcome anything. In addition to a successful music career and television show, Lea recently released her first book, Brunette Ambition, where she got more candid than ever before and revealed that she actually did date Matthew Morrison. That. Is. NUTS!
Lea wrote about getting cast as Rachel Berry and said, "When we shot the [Glee] pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time. I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we'd actually dated back in the day."
Matt and Lea had faced relationship rumors in the past, but always denied being anything more than friends. Back in 2010, Matthew even told Parade how outlandish the dating rumors were. He said, "We were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist, and she got a call a minute later and we looked at each other like, 'What the f—?' It's so laughable."
The duo technically were telling the truth, however, because their relationship lasted only for a "Broadway beat" and started way before they joined the Glee cast. The rumors died when Lea and the late Cory Monteith confirmed that their on-screen romance had blossomed into real-life love.
To read more about Lea's personal life, career and everything in between, be sure to pick up Brunette Ambition, on sale now.
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