Lea Michele Says Motherhood Was ‘Grounded’ After ‘Glee’ Reaction

Lea Michele says she’s come a long way since her days on “Glee.”

The Broadway star sat down with Drew Barrymore on Wednesday to talk about how to get married and become a mother has changed her perspective in life – especially after she cried for her rude behavior two years earlier.

“I just couldn’t see things clearly,” Michele, 36, said on Wednesday’s episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show.” “It was all about my career, you know, I was so focused on my career all my life. I think of a mistake. I think I just had this sense of drive that created a lot of blind spots for me in my life.”

The actress – who is now? starring Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” — suddenly found himself at the center of controversy in June 2020 after many of her former “Glee” castmates accused her of it “unpleasant to work with.”

Actress Samantha Ware was the first person to mention Michele’s behavior on Twitter, saying that the star perpetuated “traumatic micro-aggressions” and made her time on the show, which ran from 2009 to 2015, a “living hell.”

Actress and husband Zandy Reich were expecting their… now two year old son, Ever, at the same time that the allegations of her on-set harassment came out.

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Michele’s former “Glee” castmates accused her of making their time on set “unpleasant”.
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“When I met my husband it was a real sense of grounding for me, and when we had our son and experience the challenges we went through during pregnancy was something that unfortunately created a stronger bond in us that I would never wish for on everyone, but it did.”

The star of “Scream Queens” continued her relationship with Reich – who? she got married in 2019 – helped ‘transform’ her life and learned to appreciate the ‘great opportunity’ she got with ‘Funny Girl’.

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The actress and Zandy Reich share one son, Ever.

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The actress and Zandy Reich share one son, Ever.

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“As an artist – as a person – I just feel like what I’m doing with this now is up to me and how I deal with this. I’m really ready to take all this and put on a great show every night, But I also have fun with my cast, come home and celebrate with my family, something I’ve never done before.”

She continued: “I really enjoy being able to open my eyes to everything that’s going on around me because it’s all good and if it’s not fun then why are we doing it?”

Michele currently stars in Broadway’s “Funny Girl”.
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Michele apologized for her behavior in June 2020, when the allegations came out saying, “I’m a few months away from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to improve myself and take responsibility for my actions so I can be a true role model for my child and so I can pass on my lessons and mistakes so they can learn from me.”

It turns out Michele kept her promise, as insiders told Page Six the former diva tried her best be extra sweet behind the scenes of her latest Broadway venture.

Lea Michele and Zandy Reich.
The couple married in 2019.
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“She’s so nice, she makes Julie Andrews look like a bitch,” a source told us.

While another added that “she will be soooo nice, it’s crazy. She knows everyone’s name and their birthdays.”

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