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Lea Michele & New Boyfriend Matthew Paetz Aren't Afraid to Hold Hands at LAX

Lea Michele & New Boyfriend Matthew Paetz Aren't Afraid to Hold Hands at LAX

Lea Michele and her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz hold hands while arriving for a departing flight at LAX Airport on Tuesday (July 15) in Los Angeles.

“So excited to be nominated for a @TeenChoiceGirl Award this year! Have you voted yet??” the 27-year-old actress tweeted earlier in the day.

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Over the weekend, Lea wrote a touching message to her late love Cory Monteith for the one year anniversary of his shocking death.

30+ pictures inside of Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz jetting out of LAX Airport…

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  • lol

    the guy sooo doesn’t want to hold her hand! LOL… at least she stopped milking cory monteith’s death THAT WAS SAD. but look at this poor guy now… it’s like she just likes to DRAG THE POOR SOULS AROUND, just like she did with cory

  • Josie

    Makes you wonder, does he charge her by the day or by the month.

  • Dee

    Looks like she’s bring him to Italy with her for some photo sessions while she attends that kids festival. Must be nice getting a few trip out of it!

  • attention starved

    someone really wants their picture taken

  • Matt

    what is wrong with her? she’s nuts. who dates an escort? gross.

  • itstrue

    Aww Look!! is Lea Michele and her personal gigolo. I wonder who paid for that? …wait!

  • Lola

    Someone needs to teach Lea how to be tactful. Someone else needs to teach Paetz to stop intentionally looking angry. We know you like the attention.

  • JustSayin

    I’ve always stood by Lea, but she does this DAYS after the anniversary? I get that she’s trying to move on, which I get. But doesn’t she realize the message this is sending along with the timing of it?!

  • Wow

    Lea is disgusting

  • 4

    Lea Michele seems like a great professional.
    She goes from one contract-relationship to another.

  • Cate

    For someone as hyper aware of the media as Lea this is a strange move as it makes her look insensitive so close to the anniversary of her late boyfriend/s death. I’m not one of those people who thinks she shouldn’t move on but given that her relationship with Cory is very much on people’s minds so close to the anniversary of his death she could have got on the flight separately or at least not be clutching on to him for the paparazzi. that she knows will be at LAX.

    I don’t know. It’s a sensitive subject how people move on from the death of a loved one but it’s very weird how she’s introducing this new guy. From the set up paparazzi shots the other week to this. Along with the gigolo stuff it’s really setting him and their relationship up for a lot of hate.

  • HE is HOTTER than HER

    Lea SARFATI is far from being a beauty. She needs to pay guys to date her. At least she cast him well. He is way hooter than her, It’s almost embarrassing.

    She milked Cory’s death to the extreme, She sucked the life out of him.
    May God has his soul.

  • Wow

    This guy looks like the epitome of a douchebag, and we all know that Lea is a douchebag. Perfect match.

  • Rose

    Lea is a desperate attention wh0**. She calls the paps every time she feels the need to be in the spotlight. She’s completely full of herself and used Cory’s death as a way to sell her pathetic album. Now she’s already moving on with her next arm candy and doing staged photo ops with him. Is anyone really surprised by this?

  • http://finebutton.com/ Luke

    she still has to move on

  • Isabel

    Like others have mentioned, I’m surprised someone who loves positive publicity and goes to great lengths to make herself appear as a media darling would act so stupid. She chooses to date a “former” gigolo whose whose past is well-known and his intent couldn’t be more obvious (i.e. borrowing her vehicles, going on free trips, etc.).

  • JON M’SHULLA

    Why should he be afraid to hold hands in public? He has sex for money and has posed with a lot less on then that.

  • Dora

    Lea needs to buy him a new pair of jeans and some new shoes. Toyboy shows up wearing the same clothes in every PR picture.
    Sad how Lea tells the world Cory would have wanted her to move on…but that sweet man is dead and can’t really speak now can he? We do not know if he’s agreeing to her dating a “former” gigolo!
    Lets face it this rebound relationship is fake so we should not pay any attention!

  • Shane

    Guys, let her have her last months of fame…cause
    A) Glee will be off the air soon
    B) new album and book will flop (they only sold because of Cory)
    C) she’s getting older!!!
    D) she’s in love and moving way too quickly
    E) her new boyfriend is NOT famous.
    F) she changed publisist (bad move)
    G) thru Z) you can fill in yourself.

  • laura

    @Isabel: yeah, I don’t understand… and those photos of her smoking! right after publishing a book about being healthy ?

  • sannaleena

    @JustSayin: her pr relationship is over, now that Cory is dead. Of course she moves on, she doesn’t care about anyone than herself. So why should she care about the time? She is such a selfcentered b***ch

  • Teren

    @Cate: Very well said Cate!

  • Alice

    @Josie: I wondered the same thing. If she is paying his expenses, isn’t that income on his taxes – oh wait, prostitution is against the law so if she is paying his expenses they are both breaking the law. Double standard for men and women on this. She is sort of a female Charlie Sheen now taking prostitutes on vacation.

  • tina

    One of his many job titles is aspiring actor. Now I can see why the aspiring part is there. He better hold on tight if he wants to maintain this lifestyle..

  • Dude101

    @Cate: You are spot on! It can only mean 2 things: bad publisist or she’s letting hormones rule her mind…

  • Nat

    I really get the impression that this guy is a douche bag. He doesn’t look like a good guy. Lea can do better. She had better.

  • kate

    It is her choice who she wants to date and when she is ready to move on. But it was insensitive to make this relanshionship public at this time. It looks lke she is doing this on purpose and I don’t understand why.

  • ….

    Boy, he doesn’t seem happy to be there. Let me guess….She paid for the flight and everything else, and he still looks like he wants to bolt. She’s the most annoying person on earth.

  • Shut up

    @kate: Corey died a year ago, get over it. You sound like an idiot.

  • phoebe

    I just noticed their hands lmao what is happening there? she’s only holding onto his fingers, it looks weird :p

  • Vessy

    I like lea and i had no ides of this guy. I still miss Corey, but yes eventually she will have to move on. i just do not understand all the bitter comments. I mean, did she really do something bad? When you say she is getting old, this is offensive. She is talented, why do you think she cannot make carer after Glee?? i am beginning to think that people’s jealousy prevails, it is sad.

  • notsurprised

    @Dude101: Hormones, as it was with Cory.

  • notsurprised

    @kate: Anger at Cory or just cluelessness of a pathologically self absorbed person.

  • Linda

    He’s her boy toy. This is very sad. She has no respect for herself.

  • Renee

    This was a bad bad move on her part. I think it’s totally insensitive doing this on Corys death anniversary. Just totally disrespectful! And it almost seems like she’s been waiting for his death anniversary so she can finally be rid of Cory. She only wrote that post on twitter for the fans. All the other glee cast posts were so much more heartfelt. And Lea was the one who said Cory was her forever love. I just don’t see how you can move on that fast. But I think Lea leads with her hormones! She can’t be without a man. Sad!

  • nothing seems right for her

    I know its Cory’s 1 year death anniv…but nothing seems right to go for her.. talk about cory..shes using him … photo with a guy or new boyfriend…shes moved on too soon.. its really a lose lose sitch for her. Good shes moving on but I just wished she didnt do this during the 1 year death anniv though…

  • Elaine

    @Cate: I agree with you @Cate. It’s like she’s trying to prove something to everyone….like this relationship is ‘real’, but it’s all so posed and contrived. But then again, girlfriend does like to have her picture taken.

  • Alisha

    Of course she should find new love, but really?! this guy is gigolo, I think he uses Lea, he doesn’t even have his own car , now drives a Lea’s car… so?
    She could keep this a secret relationship for some time, not a year has passed since the death of Cory when she posed for pictures in a park with gigolo, you can see that the pictures were posed so she could show off her new relationship… I don’t know what she wants to prove? has recently she promoted the book and CD saying” is for Cory, Cory helped me with the book, he read my book, etc” and she was like so sad and now she quickly pulled herself together and poses to picture with her gigolo

  • Marla T.

    Her behavior and lack of decency is making me lose respect for her.
    Moving on is expected but flaunting a relationship w a gigolo is hard to understand. That said I wonder how much money she has shelled out for his company. I read that these guyslikehim can maintain paid company for a long time, then they move on. With Glee losing its steam, I doubt that her income will remain as high and I can only wish her well.
    Just when Cory’s mother spoke affectionately of her, I find these shots totally revolting. Wonder what mama Ann thinks of that choice.
    Cory’s mother seems like a very proper, classy and dignified lady.

  • Marla T.

    The way I see it I believe that in a way she has sort of lost it a bit with the aftermath of the tragedy. Her aggressive behavior and fixation on exposing her body on photos just a few months after his death is proof that she was trying to prove something. But looking at the situation I can see why, there is a myriad of feelings and emotions that went on w his tragic death. For Lea it was shock, sadness, grief, disappointment, anger and maybe even revenge at him for leaving her that way. I imagine that w that tragedy so many kinds of emotions she is dealing with and though she claims she’s very well, the truth is she is still struggling inside. No sane person gets out of this unscathed. One way to cope is finding comfort in company, and maybe he may be the person she connects with at this point.

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