Lea Michele Gets Surfing Lesson in Mexico Amid Reports She’s ‘Falling in Love’ With Gigolo Boyfriend

By: Barbara DeFranco / June 24, 2014

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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith talked about children before his death.
Lea Michele isn’t letting a little thing like lackluster album sales get her down. The 27-year-old Glee star was spotted in Cabo San Lucas yesterday at the Oakley Learn to Ride-Surf event and the petite brunette was all smiles as she spent over two hours in the ocean, chasing the waves and learning to surf.

Of course, the actress’ good mood might have something to do with the new man in her life.

Lea, who was joined by Expendables 3 actor Kellan Lutz and model Chanel Iman in Mexico for the event, is reportedly “falling in love” with her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz. According to OK! magazine (via contactmusic.com), Lea’s friends are worried about the new relationship. Paetz may or may not have previously made his living as an escort. A source told OK! “She goes from Cory [Monteith], who was very sweet but clearly troubled with drugs, to a gigolo. It doesn’t make sense to anyone.”

Lea and Matthew met back in April on the set of her music video for the song “On My Way” from her debut studio album Louder. While the Spring Awakening star has yet to be seen out on the town with Paetz, 29, she certainly seems to be the happiest she’s been since the Monteith’s passing nearly one year ago.

To see more pics of Lea and the other celebs learning to ride the waves, launch the gallery above.