Matthew MorrisonHis wife may be better-known than her husband Renee PuenteBut the Hawaii native has always admired the actor.
“When he came up to me, I had no idea who he was,” she told Martha Stewart.com about meeting the GleeAt the Grammys afterparty in 2011, he was a star for the very first time. “I just started laughing because it was so adorable to see this cute white boy talking pidgin [Hawaiian slang].” As Morrison said, “The rest was history!”
The Music and lyricsTwo years later, the actor proposed to her on a romantic horseback ride in her state. “I didn’t realize what was happening until I saw the tears in his eyes — and Matthew’s not a crier,” Puente told the outlet in April 2015 of the proposal. “The whole world just stopped. And so I hadn’t answered him yet, and he asked, ‘So will you marry me?’ Then I finally said, ‘Oh, yes!’”
The actress and model also confessed that she wasn’t particularly interested in marriage until she fell in love with her now-husband. “I was always that girl who dreamt of her wedding until I got older, and then I didn’t want to get married anymore. But Matthew changed my world,” she noted. They welcomed son Revel in October 2017, and daughter Phoenix in June 2021.
Puente opened up again about how her life had changed 10 years after their first encounter in February 2021. “The tapestry we have created together is so complex, so colorful, wild & free. I couldn’t have imagined a life like the one we’ve manifested for ourselves,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “Full of wonder, imagination, play… Thank you for helping me become the expression of the woman I AM today.”
Puente continued: “Thank you for the purest, most precious love. Thank you for being there for me, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It sounds so simple as we do not have the language that represents what you are to me.. but thank you.”
However, the duo’s romance was hit with controversy when Us WeeklyThe news broke that Morrison was leaving So You Think You Can DanceSeason 17 is in the midst. “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 in May 2022. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show. After filming the audition rounds for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow competition production protocols, preventing me from being able to judge the competition fairly.”
The source then told the story. Use that the musician had sent text messages to a female contestant that “were deemed inappropriate and broke protocol” by Fox and he was fired as a result.
“The messages contained sexual innuendos and were flirty to the extent he was overstepping boundaries,” the insider said. “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.” Puente has not yet publicly commented on her husband’s firing.
Continue reading to learn more about Puente