Glee fans will be happy to hear that Lea Michele is reportedly pregnant with her first child with husband Zandy Reich, according to a People source. That means big changes for the actress, but judging from Michele’s net worth, she’s ready to take anything on. She always has been, really.
Michele’s career started back when she was a child actor. After making her Broadway debut in Les Misérables when she was just 8 years old, per Teen Vogue, Michele went on to appear in Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof and Spring Awakening. That being said, she’s best known for her role as Rachel Berry in the Ryan Murphy-led series, Glee, from 2009 to 2015. Michele was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance on the Fox series, and was nominated for a Grammy for music she recorded on the show. She also starred in Murphy’s Scream Queens.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Michele released her debut album, Louder, in 2014 and it debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. She has since released two other studio albums: Places in 2017 and Christmas in the City in 2019. In addition to acting and singing, Michele has written two books: Brunette Ambition and You First: Journal Your Way To Your Best Life.
With all of these big successes it’s safe to say that Michele has some cash stacked in the bank.
Lea Michele made a ton of money on 'Glee'
Lea Michele has worked all of her life and she has the dough to prove it. According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of this writing, Michele is worth about $12 million. The website suggests that she was making around $80,000 per episode, though it doesn’t specify whether that was on Glee, or her most recent gig, ABC’s sitcom The Mayor — although that kind of money for the 2017 show is unlikely given that it was canceled before it could even finish its first season, per Entertainment Tonight.
Unlike Glee, it was a total flop. Per ET, ABC President Channing Dungey told reporters at the time, “The Mayor was a little bit of a heartbreak for all of us. We really went for it full blazes with marketing. It was a top priority for us in terms of the campaign and for whatever reason, it did not connect with the audience in the way we were hoping it would.”
But that just goes to show you that in Hollywood, a total fail doesn’t mean you’re going to go broke.
Lea Michele is going to be a mom
Now, Lea Michele will be able to add “mother” to her lengthy resume. In late April 2020, a source told People that the former Glee star was reportedly pregnant with her first child with husband Zandy Reich. Michele has not announced the news herself, but the source said, “They’ve always wanted to be parents.” The two began dating in 2017 and were married in 2019 in a romantic ceremony near Napa, Calif. according to E! News.
The outlet reported that the couple loved their wedding and married life, with a source saying, “They are loving the feeling of being married and getting to call each other husband and wife. They were so ecstatic about the entire [wedding] weekend and just keep talking about how magical and incredible it was. They didn’t want it to end and are still remembering more and more details that they had forgotten.”
Between her growing family and non-stop hustle — not to mention all of that money in the bank — Michele is definitely doing pretty well these days.
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