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Exclusive: Lea Michele and Her New Boyfriend Heat Up Italy With PDA

Jul 21 2014 - 4:15pm

Lea Michele [1]'s vacation in Italy just got hotter — and POPSUGAR has the exclusive pictures! The Glee actress had a picture-perfect Saturday with her boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, with whom she shared several passionate kisses. To kick off their romantic day, Lea and Matthew joined friends for an alfresco meal. The couple was surrounded by fellow diners when they wrapped their arms around each other, leaned in, and locked lips. Lea wore a flowing white dress for the occasion, while her new beau donned a black button-down shirt and gray shorts. The hot pair showed a lot more skin during their boating excursion — Lea wore a flattering pink bikini she showed off on Instagram [2], and Matthew went shirtless [3], revealing his bulging biceps and pecs. While sipping cocktails and chatting up pals, Lea and Matthew took in the stunning views of the water. At one point, they cuddled up away from their pals, with Lea sitting on Matthew's lap as he showered her with kisses.

The trip comes during an exciting yet bittersweet Summer for the star. Just last week, Lea took to Twitter to remember her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith [4], on the one-year anniversary of his death. "We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always," she tweeted with a picture of Cory. She spent the sad day resting and relaxing at a pool [5] in Santa Barbara, CA. Meanwhile, Lea's new romance with Matthew, an actor and model, has been garnering headlines. As rumors of a romance between the two spread, reports about Matthew's alleged past as a male escort [6] emerged. Although Lea has publicly remained mum on the subject, she showed her feelings for Matthew when the duo stepped out for a sweet stroll [7] earlier this month. Keep reading to see pictures of Lea and Matthew's romantic getaway!

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