It’s been less than a year since Lea Michele lost her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, and she’s already moved on, with an extremely unlikely suitor—a former gigolo named Matthew Paetz.
The Glee actress met the former escort, who operated on the website Cowboys4Angels under the pseudonym Christian, while shooting her music video for the song “On My Way.”
As a companion for women, Matthew charged $350 for an hour of his time, $6,000 for a whole weekend or an impressive $17,500 for a week of his company.
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While Lea and Matthew have allegedly been seeing each other for months, TMZ claims he last took on an “assignment” as recently as the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in April.
This is Lea’s first relationship since Cory’s death last summer. In January, she graced the cover of Teen Vogue and confessed she wasn’t ready to date yet—but hoped time would heal her wounds.
“I’m focusing on my job and taking care of myself,” she said at the time. “Maybe in a little while I’ll be like, ‘What do I want? But I’m not quite there yet.”