Lea Michele is engaged, if any of the rumors are right. The Glee actress was spotted wearing a very suspicious looking ring on her wedding finger. Many fans are torn between the news, wondering whether she has moved on too quickly from the late Cory Monteith.
Sources close to the actress have said that she would like to marry current boyfriend Matthew Paetz. She views him as “the one,” but is reportedly not engaged to him right now. The 28-year-old just happened to wear a ring on that finger.
One source told Hollywood Life that Michele has no plans to marry before Glee is over. She is focused on her career and filming is taking up a lot of time. The good news is that the show is almost over, and she will have time on her hands to consider marriage and a family. The source went on to say that Michele believes getting engaged while filming Glee would be a “slap in the face to” Monteith. Being on the set brings up a lot of emotion for her, and it is not something she currently wants to think about on the set.
However, she is happy with her new boyfriend. There are definitely signs that they are ready to move on with their relationship. It is all about finding the right time.
Rumors that Michele is now engaged started when she was spotted on January 21, wearing a gold ring. It had a black center, and looked strangely like an engagement ring. However, friends say that it is definitely not the case right now.
The couple has been together for less than a year, which may have had some Glee fans worried. However, there is nothing wrong with moving along quickly. The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary with her husband, who she married just six months after they started dating.
Paetz has reportedly been a rock for the actress and singer. He helped her move on after the death of Monteith in 2012, and supports her decisions for not marrying yet. They reportedly moved in together just four months after the start of their relationship, and they are still enjoying their time together.
Wearing a ring on the wedding finger does not necessarily mean an engagement. For many women it has become a fashion statement. Michele is not the first celebrity female to spark engagement rumors by choosing this form of fashion. Selena Gomez sparked similar rumors that she was engaged to on-again, off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber because of her decision to wear a ring on that finger. Many just cannot help but jump to conclusions because of a fashion choice.
There is the possibility that Paetz will pop the question as soon as Glee is over. However, Michele may not have that much time to plan a wedding. She has already signed onto Murphy’s new TV show Scream Queens, which will also star Abigail Breslin, Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande and Jamie Lee Curtis. However, not being at the Glee set will take away Michele’s reason for not currently being engaged.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham
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