Lea Michele has thanked her boyfriend Matthew Paetz for ‘making her smile again’ in a gushing Happy Birthday post.
The Glee star posted a snap of her beau kissing her, as she leaned back laughing, and posted a romantic message thanking him for “bringing such a bright joy into my every day”.
It comes almost two years after the star’s former boyfriend Cory Monteith was found dead, and Matthew is her first partner since.
She wrote: “Matthew, thank you for bringing such happiness into my life. For making me smile again and bringing such a bright joy into my every day… Thank you for loving me and my family… And of course Sheila too.. May this be the happiest Birthday ever!”
The brunette beauty recently paid tribute to her fellow Glee star and former love on what would have been his 33rd birthday.
The 28-year-old actress – who dated Cory from November 2011 until his untimely death from an overdose in July 2013 – honoured him on her Twitter account where she shared a touching message alongside a photograph of him playing the drums.
She wrote: “I know you’re serenading everyone right now…We love you Cory! Happy birthday(sic).”
More stars from the Fox show paid tribute to their former cast mate on the day, as fans continue to mourn his death.