Lea Michele: "Cory's death will continue to be a struggle"

Lea Michele can’t help but smile while heading out of the Kate Somerville Spa on Friday afternoon (June 12) in West Hollywood, Calif.

This is our first sighting of the 27-year-old Glee actress since reports surfaced that she is dating Matthew Paetz, one of the guys who starred in her “On My Way” music video.

Matthew reportedly is a former gigolo who used the name “Christian” for a profile on the escort website Cowboys4Angels. His profile has since been taken off the site, according to TMZ.

“For a long time, Lea wasn’t close to even thinking about getting into a relationship,” a source told People. “Cory‘s death was and will continue to be a struggle for her.”

Matthew Paetz:

(paper bag it i guess)

Brunette Ambition quote for funsies:

“We live in a world of self-deprecation, and while it’s healthy to make fun of ourselves from time to time, it bothers me when I see women of all ages belittling their accomplishments because they don’t want to appear boastful or overconfident. You don’t see a lot of guys out there underplaying their strengths or making light of what they’re good at, so why should women? While I get that there’s a fine line between owning your accomplishments and reciting every line of your résumé, there is absolutely no shame in being proud of what you’ve managed to achieve! Own it!”

he's such a flop. she's probably just missing sex or smth