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Lea Michele shocked by split

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Lea Michele shocked by split

Lea Michele has been left shocked by her split with Matthew Paetz.

Friends of the 29-year-old actress have claimed that aspiring model Matthew left her "all of a sudden and without warning" two weeks ago, and Lea is heartbroken.

A source told E! News: "She got no reason or explanation for the split.

"She was also very supportive of him even when her friends were skeptical of him. Lea wanted to believe in love and wanted to believe the good in him.

"He ended up being an opportunist who took advantage and broke up with her in a very heartless way."

Yet sources close to Matthew insisted that the almost two-year relationship was on the rocks for some time.

One insider said: "They've been hot and cold for some time now -one day fighting and the next madly in love. Friends believe that Lea's success came between the two and Matthew began to resent Lea."

"The two just stopped working. He wanted to get out of town for a bit to clear his head."

However, according to Entertainment Tonight, Lea and Matthew had even been discussing marriage recently.

An insider said: "Their split is a huge shock to all their friends. Lea and Matthew were talking about getting engaged as recently as around the holidays. Everyone thought they would get engaged soon, but definitely not split."