Since Cory Monteith passed away in July 2013, his girlfriend and Glee costar, Lea Michele, has moved on. Unfortunately, some “Finchel” shippers think Michele should spend the rest of her days in mourning or something.
Lea Michele started dating model Matthew Paetz after meeting on the set of her “On My Way” music video in 2014, but the singer and Scream Queens actress has received tons of backlash from Monteith fans every time she posts a photo with her new man.
“Every time I post a picture, then it’s just a landslide of comments that talk about my past and bring that back up, rather than projecting positivity,” Michele said on the Fempire podcast this week. “And even though — I don’t think anyone is projecting hate; it is positive, it’s nothing so, so terrible. But at the end of the day, we have to remember that what we put out there, it manifests and it creates energy.”
Some comments on past photos included calling Michele a “bitch” for “disrespecting Cory” and saying “Cory is better.”
What happened to Monteith is beyond tragic, but jeez, people. Let this girl do her thing. Don’t you think that’s what Cory would want for her? Besides, Michele thinks Monteith and Paetz would get along.
She says Paetz has been “very respectful” about her past: “And that again is something that I love so much about him and I really know that Cory would love him too. And that’s all that we really hold within our hearts, and so does everyone else in my life.”
Check out some photos of Lea and Matthew below.
Listen to the full podcast with Michele here.