There's a whole lot of glee in Lea Michele's life now! The actress & husband Zandy Reich welcome their first child together. Find out what they named their newborn son!
- Lea Michelle is a mom. The actress and singer gave birth to her first child with husband Zandy Reich. The news of Michelle's pregnancy came just one month after her wedding anniversary with Reich. Michelle and Reich became an item in July 2017 and got engaged in April 2018. The two officially wed in March 2019 in a romantic ceremony near Napa, California.
Although Michelle has kept her pregnancy life relatively private, she has shared a glimpse into her experience with fans online. She took to social media to share a few rare views of her cute baby bump. In May, a source told E! News that Lea has wanted to take it easy for the first part of her pregnancy. She has really enjoyed being present and getting to soak in being pregnant without distractions.
The news of the star's new bundle of joy comes a few months after Lea faced backlash about her behavior on the set of "Glee." After Michelle posted a tweet in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, her former "Glee" co-star, Samantha Ware, responded and called out Lea for her negative treatment of her on set.
"Remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?!?! Cause I'll never forget. I believe you told everyone that if you had the opportunity you would [BLEEP] in my wig! Amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood." Shortly after Ware's claims, multiple guest stars and castmates of "Glee" came forward with their own negative experiences of life on set with Lea.
Soon after, Lea took to Instagram to share her apology. The star wrote, "One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people's perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face." She added, "Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused. We can all grow and change, and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings."
Michelle concluded, "I am a couple of months from becoming a mother, and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes so that they can learn from me. I listened to these criticisms and I am learning. And while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience."