Lea Michele is finding out the hard way that lying is part of her new man, Matthew Paetz’s, repertoire! The Glee star met her first post-Cory Monteith love on set of her music video “On My Way” in April, and while he bills himself as a “Dating and Lifestyle Coach,” he makes no mention of his reported previous occupation: a paid gigolo for wealthy woman with escort service Cowboys4Angels.
When a shocked Lea confronted Matthew about the report, a source tells Star, “He admitted he had gone on a few dates with clients but claimed it was just a form of research to get a feel for the job because he wanted to be a life coach to gigolos. It seems Lea totally believes him.”
Even Matthew’s own father is in the dark about his son’s reported career. “No, he’s a model,” Steven Paetz insists, in an exclusive interview with Star. “He’s an underwear model. That’s all I know.”
Now, Lea’s friends are worried that her new relationship may do more harm than good. “Everyone’s worried now that Matthew’s past has come to light,” an insider explains. “Lea is still raw and vulnerable, but it looks like she’s fallen for his smooth moves.”
For more from our exclusive interview with Matthew’s father, pick up the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now!