Love is in the air!
Lea Michele and her boyfriend Matthew Paetz have been going strong for quite some time, leading many to speculate their love secret!
In an interview posted on Wednesday, the former Glee star revealed the TRUE reason why her and her hunky beau have such a loving relationship!
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And it turns out…
You gotta love yourself before you can love someone else!
The 28-year-old gushed:
"I think that the only way that anyone can really have a successful relationship is if they are totally okay on their own."
In fact, the singer had made a commitment to become the best person she can possibly be!
"For me, throughout my whole life, I've just really tried to grow and strengthen myself individually and become the most happy, healthy person on my own that I can become. And then whatever the universe brings into my life, it will."
But what does becoming happy and healthy entail?
For the New York native, it means getting your sweat on!
She even works out with fellow Scream Queens star Emma Roberts!
"I'm in a total workout kick now. Emma Roberts took me to a Pilates studio and I love it so much."
But sadly, being in shape means cutting out the OTHER love of her life…PIZZA!
"The reality is that food fuels you and you eat for energy. You want to eat carbs and pizza. That's like my favorite thing in the entire world but it does make you tired… My food is my fuel. It helps me with my long hours at work so I try my best to eat as healthy as I can."
Lea is beautiful on the inside and out!
[Image via Lea Michele/Instagram.]