Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz
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Lea Michele is in 'love' with Matthew Paetz

LEA Michele is in "love" with Matthew Paetz.

The 28-year-old actress, who was left devastated when her boyfriend Cory Monteith died last year, has developed strong feelings for her new beau, whom she has been dating for four months, and took to her Instagram account to share her emotions with her fans.

She posted a photograph of a shadow of herself and Matthew holding hands, which she accompanied with the cute quote: "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."

It seems the couple's romance is progressing rather fast as it was reported last month that the 'Glee' star had asked the former dating coach to move into her $1.4 million Californian home with her.

The loved-up duo struck up a close friendship after meeting on the set of Lea's music video for her single 'On My Way' in April this year, and it didn't take long for them to start dating as they became a couple in June.

Meanwhile, despite falling in love again just 11 months after Cory passed away from a drugs overdose, the late star's father Joe Monteith has given Lea's new romance his blessing and is happy she's moving on.

Joe said previously: "She's a beautiful young woman, she's just getting to the top of her career and I don't expect her to go out and do it alone. She should enjoy life. She had a good time when she was with Cory, from what I understand, but life's gotta go on."