Former Glee star, Lea Michele, took to Instagram to reveal her engagement to Zandy Reich on Saturday. She posted a picture with her ring-bearing hand while covering her face and captioned it with a simple, “Yes”.
The 31-year-old actress and singer’s engagement ring is a four-carat diamond ring with an elongated cut that Reich personally designed alongside Leor Yerushalmi and The Jewelers of Las Vegas. A source close to the pair told People, “The couple couldn’t be happier.”
Michele has been dating Reich, the president of a clothing company called AYR, for over an year. The couple, who have been friends for a while, were first linked together in July 2017 when they were spotted holding hands after having grabbed lunch together in New York City.
Michele spoke about Reich on the Emmy’s red carpet in September 2017. She talked about how he got approved for dating Michele from her boss and collaborator, Ryan Murphy. The Glee star said, “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.”
In November 2017, Michele spoke to People about her relationship, saying, “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. 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 continued, “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.”
On Instagram, fans have poured in their congratulations to the newly engaged couple.
“I know Cory’s looking down on you and think that zandy is the luckiest guy in the world and that’s because he is we love you Lea congratulations,” one fan wrote.
“Wow honey that is some ring – congratulations,” another said.
Yet another said, “I’m so happy for you Leaaaa!! I will support you foreveeerrr.”
Another fan commented, “Congratulations @leamichele what beautiful news and omg bling bling!! He did well.”
“Omg!!!! Can’t wait to see your wedding dress,” wrote another.
Another fan said, “you deserve all the happiness in the world. Congrats hunny! Cory would be so proud.”
“Congratulations! May you have a wonderful life together…p.s. BEAUTIFUL ring,” another fan wished.
Michele currently has an upcoming LMDC tour planned with Glee co-star, Darren Criss, which will kick off on May 30 in Nashville and includes nine cities.