Michele posted a tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith on the 8th year of his passing on 13th July 2021 and fans are wondering about the post as well as who she is currently with.

In recent years, Lea Michele has made headlines for her turbulent relationships with other ‘Glee’ actors she has worked with in the past. However, recently fans are taking note of her heartfelt tributes to late Glee members, Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith.

Michele had also posted a tribute on her Instagram stories, to late Glee actress Naya Rivera, who tragically passed away last year on 8th July 2020, from accidental drowning.

So, what was the tribute and who is Lea Michele married to?

Who is Lea Michele married to?

  • ‘Glee’ actress and singer Lea Michele, is married to businessman Zandy Reich, the two have a son together.

Zandy Reich was born on 23rd January 1983 in New York, U.S. He has a sister named Elena and attended Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from there with a degree in finance. He is currently the president of clothing company ‘AYR’ (All Year Round).

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Michele and Reich met at her best friend, Stephanie’s wedding. It was the bride who had prompted the two, to get to know one another. In 2017 it was confirmed the two were together and one year later, they were engaged. One year after their engagement the two were married, on 9th March 2019.

In May 2020, Michele announced that they would be expecting their first child and On 20th August 2020, the couple had introduced their newborn son to the world, who is named Leo.

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Her Instagram tribute to Cory Monteith

On 13th July 2021, Lea Michele took to her Instagram stories to post a tribute to Cory Monteith on the 8th anniversary of his passing. The image shows him waving at fans in a timeless black and white photo, taken from behind (presumably backstage at one of his performances).

Monteith had worked alongside Michele and had been in a relationship with her at the time of his passing. He died unexpectedly on 13th July 2013, in Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.

Each year since his passing, Michele posts a heartfelt tribute to her late boyfriend, saying to Us Magazine “I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful”. Fans can see the tributes from each year, here.

Michele and Monteith’s relationship together

In 2008, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele had met while filming on the set of ‘Glee’ (2009-2015), where they were cast as one another’s love interests.

In 2012, a few years after they met it was announced that they were dating. The two had been together for a year and a half before his passing in July 2013.

Michele had known about his struggle with drug addiction and had been by his side when he was admitted into rehab in the same year of his passing, she says “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction — unfortunately, it won”.

Before he had passed, the two were planning their future together and had even discussed children according to Us Magazine. She has since, moved forward with her life and started a family but fondly looks back at her late boyfriend each year.