Lea Michele's Big Reveal: I Dated "Glee" Co-Star Matthew Morrison
During a chapter in her new book "Brunette Ambition," the 27-year-old star reveals that she did indeed date the 35-year-old long before teaming up for the Fox series.
Miss Michele was romantically tied to her other co-star Cory Monteith beginning in 2011, up until his shocking death from an alcohol and heroin overdose in July 2013.
While dishing out personal details in her book, Lea writes, "When we shot the pilot [for 'Glee'], 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 for a Broadway beat."
This statement goes against Lea's comments in 2010 when she first started filming "Glee" with Matthew. When the press asked about a romantic tie between the pair, she stated, "I've known Matt for years. He's been a friend of mine from New York. People are going to make things up. I think it's just because we really are so close."
Matthew also addressed the rumors in the past, claiming, "We were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist [about Lea], and [Lea] got a call a minute later and we looked at each other like, 'What the f**k?' It's so laughable."