Lea Michele’s New Boyfriend Used to Be a Hooker (So We’ve Heard)

Lea Michele is dipping her well-manicured toes back in the dating pool, after nearly a year of mourning for her late love Cory Monteith — who died of a heroin overdose in July 2013.

Her “Weed Out the Bad Guys” Firewall, however, still appears a bit rusty.

TMZ Talking Heads have blown the lid off the scoop that the Glee star’s new boyfriend, Matthew Paetz, 29, was previously employed by Cowboys4Angels, a “companionship” company featured on the steamy Showtime reality show Gigolos. The series follows the lives of several male prostitutes, who earn a living providing pleasure for sex-starved socialites.

Who says “Love Don’t Cost a Thing?”

Paetz allegedly “worked” under the alias “Christian” and charged $350 an hour for services. Insiders say TMZ, Christian was a “known working companion for females,’ who described himself as “a bi-coastal certified life coach, model, dating expert and massage therapist.”

Massage therapist? Well, that’s one way of putting it.

It sounds like Lea’s getting a freebie of what other ladies have paid top dollar for. Drats!

Paetz was active as recently as April — when he accompanied a “client” to the Stagecoach Music Festival — but put distance between himself as his professional effer past after meeting Lea on the set of her “On My Way” music video.

For his Matt/Christian maintains that he’s merely a “dating coach.”