In what looks like a case of life imitating Glee, longtime co-stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are reportedly dating in real life. The couple, who portray engaged high schoolers Rachel and Finn on the hit Fox musical series are a little older and moving a little more slowly off the show, but sources say that things are getting serious, nonetheless.
The two were spotted spending Valentine’s Day together at an LA restaurant. “They were into each other all night,” one witness told Life & Style magazine. “She was very happy, flirting and touching Cory a lot. He just stared at her with puppy-dog eyes.” If an intimate Valetine’s Day dinner weren’t proof enough, Cory and Lea were spotted out a couple days later dining at the Ritz-Carlton. Witnesses say the happy couple even went so far as to feed one another in public, proving that they may just be as corny in real life as they are on the show.
Neither Cory or Lea has spoken publicly about the relationship, but sources say it’s only a matter of time. A year ago, Lea stated in an interview that she had never engaged in an on-set romance, saying, “I think if it was ever going to happen, it would have happened by now.” In the same interview, however, she spoke of the first time she met Cory: “The moment I saw him, I thought ‘This boy is very cute.’”