Lea Michele’s been getting papped a lot. Yesterday she went out for a hike with friends and at least 3 pap agencies were around to take pictures. I’m not posting those. You can see those shots everywhere online.

These shots, however, are exclusive. To Getty. Very celebrity friendly. They were taken on June 27th in a park in Los Angeles. You will note, there was a costume change. It’s Lea with her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz. TMZ reports that he used to be a gigolo and somehow became a backup dancer/actor/model because they met while shooting her video.

Needless to say, with the arrangement of these photos, Lea is ready to present him to us as her bonafide. I’m sure he doesn’t mind. Strategically it’s obviously well thought out to have them released now, with a wide berth, 10 days before the anniversary.