“Glee” star Lea Michele let her baby bump hang out in her first outing since being trashed by her co-stars. The 33-year-old actress flaunted her growing belly by wearing a tight black sports bra, and a pair of high waisted yoga pants while stepping out with her husband, Zandy Reich, in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 24. Sporting a bare face with her hair back in a half-up, half-down style, the mom-to-be paired her relaxed workout look with a blue scarf tied around her neck.
Getting some fitness in ahead of the weekend, this was the first time anyone has seen from Lea Michele since she issued her apology after being accused of creating a “toxic” work environment while working on “Glee.” Her alleged behavior was exposed after she showed her support for the Black Lives Matter movement last month.
Her former co-star Samantha Marie Ware, who is African American, slammed Lea Michele, accusing her of making the “Glee” set “a living hell.” She did not hold back when bashing the star.
Ware also accused Michele of threatening to “shit” in her wig. Following Ware’s public accusations, several other former ‘Glee’ co-stars, as well as ones from different sets chimed in, even Matthew Morrison. Following the allegations, Lea Michele lost her job as a spokesperson for HelloFresh.
The company issued a statement saying, “HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”
HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.
— HelloFresh US (@HelloFresh) June 2, 2020
Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry on the hit musical series, later apologized over the controversy. “One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people’s perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address the injustices that they face,” she wrote.
“When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time.” Despite the apology, fans weren’t buying it. They called it a “weak” attempt and threatened to cancel Lea Michele.