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Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are apparently dating, as the two were seen in Vancouver, Canada - Monteith's home town. The two "Glee" stars' budding romance has been seen on and off-screen.
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele were spotted dining on sushi at one Vancouver's cozy hotspots.
"They came in Saturday night for dinner," an eyewitness told Bang Showbiz. "Cory is well known here because he comes in all the time. They say at a table at the front of the restaurant in the corner."
The two stars, easily recognizable by any fan of the popular "Glee" musical show, tried their best to keep low profiles.
"They wore hats and both ordered Ichi rolls," said the source.
Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, and Cory Monteith, who plays Finn on the Emmy-winning musical comedy show, "Glee," were reportedly seen twice before together on a secret, romantic rendezvous.
The first time came on Valentine's Day. Lea, 25, and Cory, 29, were reportedly seen at Il Covo, a cozy lover's restaurant in Los Angeles. Sources told Life & Style that the two were inseparable and very, very affectionate. They even fed each other spaghetti from across the table in a public display of love.
"They were into each other all night. [Lea] was very happy, flirting and touching Cory a lot. He just stared at her with puppy dog eyes," the source divulged.
They were so into each other, they didn't want their night to be interrupted by onlookers, according to Life & Style.
"A woman recognized the pair," an insider told the publication. "Though they politely said that they were trying to lay low, they were still they were still very nice to her. No one else bothered them."
Several days later, the pair was spotted on another romantic outing. The two actors went to the Ritz-Carlton for another private date.
Apparently, art imitates real life, as Lea and Cory's characters -- Rachel and Finn -- have been romantically involved on "Glee." On screen and off, one relationship had to be ended before another one could begin.
Michele broke up with her boyfriend, Theo Stockman, in September, but she could have been dropping clues as to her next beau earlier.
"On romance between cast members …I think if it was ever going to happen, it would have happened by now," she told Glamour magazine in 2011. "I mean, for me, if it was going to happen with anybody it would have happened with Cory."
"The moment I saw him, I thought, 'This boy is very cute,'" she revealed.
The couple, who media outlets are already dubbing "Finchel" after their two characters, are very passionate about each other.
"Cory is totally into her," a "Glee" crew member told Life & Style.