Glee star Lea Michele marries her boyfriend Zandy Reich

Lea Michele
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Actress Lea Michele tied the knot with her long-term boyfriend Zandy Reich in California on Saturday night.

The Glee star married her fiancé, who is the president of clothing brand AYR, in an intimate ceremony.

The wedding guests included Michele’s former Glee co-stars Becca Tobin and Darren Criss and actress Emma Roberts, who she worked with on Scream Queens, as well as family and close friends. Glee creator Ryan Murphy reportedly officiated the ceremony.

Lea previously said that Ryan’s approval for her relationship was crucial, telling People magazine, ‘When my boyfriend got the seal of approval from Ryan Murphy, that was it. Yeah, my parents, yeah friends, whatever. But Ryan Murphy, it’s a done deal – it sealed the deal.’

Wearing a flowing white dress with a sculpted strapless bodice and full, layered skirt, Lea looked like a princess. She completed her classically elegant look with a chic chignon, delicate drop earrings and a natural make-up look. Her new husband opted for a navy tuxedo suit with black lapels and bow tie.

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Lea shared an exclusive snap of the wedding from People magazine with her Instagram followers, captioning the picture simply, ‘3/9/19’. The image shows the new husband and wife walking down the aisle, looking radiantly happy. It has already been liked more than 900,000 times.

The couple have been together for two years and live together in Brentwood, Los Angeles. They got engaged in April 2018. Lea announced their engagement on Instagram by posting a picture of her diamond ring accompanied by the word, ‘Yes’.

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32-year-old Lea was born in the Bronx area of New York. She decided to use her middle name (Michele) as her stage name instead of her surname (Sarfati) because she was teased about it as a child.

She began her career as a child star, playing Young Cosette in Les Misérables on Broadway, and is most famous for playing the female lead in the much-loved musical comedy-drama series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

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