Glee star Lea Michele is reportedly dating again, nearly a year since her longtime boyfriend Cory Monteith passed away.
According to People
, Lea, 27, is dating aspiring actor/model Matthew Paetz, whom she met in April while filming her music video for On My Way
Paetz is not the main love interest in the super-sexy video
, but still gets some screen time playing one of her friends.
"For a long time, Lea wasn't close to even thinking about getting into a relationship," a source tells People. "Cory's death was and will continue to be a struggle for her."
Lea opened up to Elle magazine
last November about still grieving from Monteith's death.
Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on July 13, 2013 from "mixed drug toxicity" including heroin and alcohol.
"It's very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort," she told the magazine. "There was no greater man than Cory. So for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky."