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Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz are kissers who need no kiss-cam at Lakers game

Lea Michele and Matthew Paetz are their own kiss-cam

Matthew Paetz and Lea Michele get their smooching on courtside at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

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Lea Michele and beau Matthew Paetz made the most of the L.A. Lakers’ 21-point loss Tuesday night to the Golden State Warriors, locking lips and sharing snacks at courtside.

Thank goodness someone from Los Angeles was scoring.

The “Scream Queens” actress, 29, and Paetz, 30, have been an item since mid-2014, and have reportedly lived together for more than a year, but Michele told the Fempire podcast on Tuesday that some of her fans still aren’t willing to move forward with her and her new love.

As in, move forward after the overdose death of Cory Monteith, who was her boyfriend and “Glee” costar when he died in May 2013.


“Every time I post a picture [of Paetz on Instagram], then it’s just a landslide of comments that talk about my past and bring that up rather than projecting positivity,” she explained. “And even though I don’t think anyone is really projecting hate -- it is positive, it’s nothing 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 and you should want to be the person who chooses to take that second to do something positive.”

Michele said she understands where her fans are coming from, but it’s also “really hard” for her to keep revisiting the past.

Paetz, however, stays pretty much unfazed by what he sees on her social media accounts.

“He’s such a great man that he would never let anything like that ever crack our lovely little core that we’ve created,” she said on the podcast. It’s one of the things she loves best about the guy, whom she met on a music video shoot.


Personally, we love that he hand-fed her nachos at the basketball game, but Michele has other priorities as well.

“This industry is really tough, and the only way to get through is to create a solid unit, and that’s really what we have been since Day One,” said the actress and singer. “We’ve stood by each other through anything that was thrown our way.”

Perhaps they could give the cellar-dwelling, 8-23 Lakers some tips.

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