Lea Michele feels “very very lucky” to be with Robert Buckley.
The ‘Scream Queens’ star is thrilled to have the ‘One Tree Hill’ actor in her life and admits she is “super happy” at the moment.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “You know, I’m just feeling really great right now and super happy. I feel very, very, very lucky and grateful in my life right now and that’s all that matters.”
Meanwhile, Lea, 29, and Robert were spotted at dinner together at Milo & Olive in Santa Monica, California earlier this week, fuelling speculation they are a couple.
A source said at the time: “They were sitting at the bar all cuddly. He pushed her chair in for her and everything …
“They were interlocked the whole time they were sitting at the counter, like arms wrapped around each other at their seats and rubbing each other’s backs. At one point … they had either just kissed or were super close talking.”
However, fans and friends alike were shocked when she split from boyfriend Matthew Paetz earlier this year.
An insider shared at the time: “She got no reason or explanation for the split. She was also very supportive of him even when her friends were skeptical of him. Lea wanted to believe in love and wanted to believe the good in him.
“He ended up being an opportunist who took advantage and broke up with her in a very heartless way … Their split is a huge shock to all their friends. Lea and Matthew were talking about getting engaged as recently as around the holidays. Everyone thought they would get engaged soon, but definitely not split.”
However, their relationship had been on the rocks for some time, according to Matthew’s pals.
They said: “They’ve been hot and cold for some time now – one day fighting and the next madly in love. Friends believe that Lea’s success came between the two and Matthew began to resent Lea. The two just stopped working. [He] wanted to get out of town for a bit to clear his head.”