"Their split is a huge shock to all their friends," a source tells ET. "Lea and Matthew were talking about getting engaged as recently as around the holidays. Everyone thought they would get engaged soon, but definitely not split."
If we're judging by her social media, the singer and actress is getting through her breakup with the help of her good girlfriends and some stress-relieving exercise. On Sunday, she shared a snap of herself hanging out with her former Glee co-star ,Becca Tobin, and her Scream Queens co-star, Emma Roberts.
"About last night... @RobertsEmma @becbecbobec love them!" she wrote, adding wine and heart emojis.
Last month, Michele gushed about her then-beau when she spoke with Fempire podcast hosts Becca Tobin, Keltie Knight and Jac Vanek. Michele said Monteith would have definitely approved of Paetz.
"At the end of the day, this industry is really tough, and the only way to get through is to create a solid unit, and that’s really what we’ve been since day one," Michele said. "We've stood by each other through anything that was thrown our way. [Matt] is a such a great man that he would never really let anything like that ever crack our lovely little core that we've created."
"He is very respectful towards the person that I was with, and that, again, is something I love so much about him," Michele continued, adding, "I really know that Cory would love him too."
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