Is Lea Michele dating an escort?

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 01:  Actress Lea Michele attends a private event at Hyde Lounge hosted by Dell for the Beyonce concert at The Staples Center on July 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Dell)
Lea Michele may be enjoying the company of a former male escort.
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Dell)

Matthew Paetz, Lea Michele’s rumored new boyfriend, is very handsome. So handsome that he may have turned pro.

Sources say Paetz and Michele are dating, but they haven’t exactly been spotted snuggling on the red carpet. One possible reason they’re keeping the relationship quiet: Paetz used to be a male escort named Christian, according to TMZ.

TMZ has screenshots of “Christian’s” profile on Cowboys4Angels, an escort service that provides male companionship to lonely ladies. According to his profile, Christian is a certified life coach, dating specialist and massage therapist. His companionship was available for $350 per hour, $6,000 for a weekend, or $17,500 for the whole week.

That’s not to say Lea Michele is a client – she reportedly met Paetz on the set of her music video. Sources say he hasn’t been taking on clients since April.

Look. I feel bad even writing about this. When a celebrity is maybe dating a prostitute, one obviously must write it up, but 1) Michele hasn’t confirmed that she’s dating Paetz, 2) we don’t know for sure that Paetz and Christian are one and the same (though the resemblance is striking), and 3) who cares? Everyone’s had an embarrassing job or two. I once got fired from a pirate-themed nightclub. Lea Michele, your boyfriend is fine.


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