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Though the Glee co-stars have denied romance rumors in the past, Michele finally copped to dating Morrison in an excerpt from her new book, Brunette Ambition. "When we shot the [Glee] pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer for the first time," the singer-actress wrote. "I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before. Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we'd actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat."
The co-stars downplayed their fling in previous interviews. Speaking to Hollywood.com in 2010, Michele said, "I've known Matt for years. He's been a friend of mine from New York. People are going to make things up. I think it's just because we really are so close." That same year, Morrison denied the romance reports in Parade, saying, "We were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist, and she got a call a minute later and we looked at each other like, 'What the f--?' It's so laughable."