Are Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith dating?

Feb 22, 2012 at 10:46 a.m. ET

Listen up, Gleeks: The Interwebs are abuzz with dish that Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith -- perhaps best known as "Finchel" to fans of the series -- are dating in real life.

It's no secret: Glee's Lea Michele and Cory Monteith aren't afraid of a little public display of affection on-screen, but a new report by Life & Style magazine claims the pair is taking their lovey dovey-ness from the halls of McKinley High straight into the real world!

Has Lea's on-screen beau become her real-life boyfriend?

The pair plays engaged high school seniors Finn and Rachel on the Emmy-winning Fox musical-comedy. But the cameras were nowhere in sight as sparks reportedly flew between the twosome on Valentine's Day.

Word is Lea, 25, and Cory, 29, spent the holiday of love together, enjoying a romantic night out at Los Angeles restaurant II Covo. Spywitnesses say the couple couldn't hide their affection for one another as they giggled and even held hands throughout the evening.

We've also heard dish about the twosome feeding one another from across the table. (There's a visual that should help you keep your breakfast down.)

An spywitness told the glossy, "They were into each other all night. She was very happy, flirting and touching Cory a lot. He just stared at her with puppy-dog eyes. "

A few days later, Lea and Cory were allegedly spotted on another date -- this time at the Ritz-Carlton.

"Cory is totally into her," a Glee crew member reportedly chimed in.

Neither camp is talking, but if the rumors are true, the relationship would be Lea's first since her split from Theo Stockman. The actress parted ways with her boyfriend of 17 months in September.

This isn't the first time Lea's been the subject of rumors of an on-set romance. The pop powerhouse and Broadway alum has been trying to kill the dish about her and Gleekster Matthew Morrison -- who plays Will Schuester on the show -- for more than a year.

"On romance between cast members… I think if it was ever going to happen, it would have happened by now," Michele told Glamour magazine in 2011. "I mean, for me, if it was going to happen with anybody it would have happened with Cory. The moment I saw him, I thought 'This boy is very cute.'"

Hmm, telling, huh?

The last time a pair of Glee stars tried to take love into the land of living, Naya Rivera ended up egging Mark Salling's car (allegedly, of course).

Let's hope things end up on a rosier note for Lea and Cory.

Would you like to see "Finchel" become an item in real life?

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