Lea Michele is married! 'Glee' alum gets hitched to boyfriend of two years Zandy Reich in a private ceremony
The actress tied the knot with boyfriend of two years Zandy Reich, on Saturday night, during an intimate ceremony in Northern California
Lea Michele announced her engagement last spring, and one year later, the 'Glee' star can finally call herself a married woman. The actress tied the knot with boyfriend of two years Zandy Reich, on Saturday night, during an intimate ceremony in Northern California.
The happy couple confirmed the news on Saturday in a conversation with People. Issuing a statement to the magazine, they said, "We are so excited to be married and grateful to be surrounded by our friends and family. And most of all, we’re so happy to spend the rest of our lives together."
The couple got married in the presence of close friends like Darren Criss as well as 'Scream Queens' castmate Emma Roberts, among others. The newlyweds got engaged on April 29, 2018, and confirmed the engagement with a picture of her ring in an Instagram post.
Reich, who is the president of clothing company AYR, and Michele had been dating for about a year before he put 'a ring on it'. As previously reported, Reich took the traditional road and asked Michele's parents for her hand in marriage before proposing her with the mighty 4-carat sparkler designed by Leor Yerushalmi and the Jewelers of Las Vegas.
When asked about the engagement in April last year, the 'New Year's Eve' actress said she first thought that her now-husband was joking. "I think the first thing I said to him was, "Stop joking around!" So I was super surprised," she said. "Everyone said, "Try to be present because it’ll happen so quickly." Which I didn’t listen to at all and blacked out and I barely remember," she added. "We both blacked out and were like, 'What? Did we say yes? Is this happening?'" she concluded jokingly.
The actress even talked about Reich passionately in a 2017 interview, where she couldn't help but feel lucky at the fact that he is what keeps her grounded in life. “When I’m not working, I’m at home with my cat, with my family, with my boyfriend, with the people that I love — and that’s how I reset, and that’s how I center myself,” she said.
“It’s so important to tune out the noise and the unnecessary, and just focus on the people that you love because they know you better than anyone.” She added: “I’m very happy and I think that you can tell. I don’t really talk a lot about my personal life, but I’m also the kind of person where I always say, ‘You will see how happy I am just by looking at my face.’ I can’t hide it.”