It’s not easy to fall for someone you love. Matthew Morrison’s love life has made headlines through the years — long before he found The One in his now-wife, Renee Puente.
“Honestly, [Renee] loves the fact that I went through all that — a lot of relationships, some one-night stands,” the Glee An alum shared his story with the New York Post April 2015. “I learned a lot about who I was and, more importantly, the person I wanted to be with. My wife came into my life at such a great time.”
Sparks quickly flew between Morrison’s and the native of Hawaii. They were married in October 2014 after they met at a Grammys party.
“When he came up to me, I had no idea who he was,” Puente told MarthaStewart.com about meeting Morrison for the first time. “I just started laughing because it was so adorable to see this cute white boy talking pidgin [Hawaiian slang].”
Morrison and the Divergent The actress welcomed son Revel in 2017 as well as daughter Phoenix in 2021.
“My wife’s name is Renee, and I’m Matthew, obviously,” the Broadway alum exclusively told Us Weekly In March 2018, he shared his first child. “We wanted our boy to have an R name . . . We just happened to have different R names. We were just having a chat about how we want our child to be happy, and just love one another. It’s not really a typical name, but it’s not so weird.”
Long before Morrison fell for Puente and expanded their brood, he notably dated ex-fiancée Chrishell StauseBetween 2006 and 2007.
“We’ve run into each other a few times over the years and even though I sounded a little angry on Selling Sunset, it’s always cordial,” the Netflix reality star wrote in her Under Construction Memoir, which was published in February 2022. “Looking back I know it never would have worked out, and we were so young and we each other still had a lot to learn.”
The What to Expect When You’re Expecting star’s love life made headlines in May 2022 after he was fired as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance for allegedly sending “inappropriate” flirty texts to a female contestant.
“The messages contained sexual innuendos and were flirty to the extent he was overstepping boundaries,” a source told Use The contestant was not present at the time. “He didn’t have sex with the contestant, but she complained to producers about him because the messages made her feel uncomfortable and awkward and then they took it to HR.”
Morrison had been previously invited to join JoJo Siwa Stephen “tWitch” BossAs part of the judging panel for season 17 FOX competition, I appeared in the auditions.
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” he said in a statement to Us Shortly after the news broke, he was gone. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show. After filming the audition rounds and selecting the 12 finalists, it became clear that I didn’t follow the competition production protocols. This prevented me from being fair in my assessment of the competition. I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching alongside you all on what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”
Morrison and Puente have not yet publicly addressed the incident.
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