What Lea Michele Is Doing for Valentine’s Day

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

As half of one of the world’s cutest on- and off-screen couples, we figured that Lea Michele would have some great ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day. We were right. Lea doesn’t want expensive jewelry or a massive bouquet of flowers. Her idea of a lovely evening is laid-back and simple.

“My idea of the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day is staying at home, cooking a yummy dinner, and watching a really scary movie,” she told us.

Sounds like the real-life Rachel loves simply snuggling up under a blanket with her beloved. But Lea made it clear where we’ll never catch her canoodling: in a horse-drawn carriage

“The one thing I find the least romantic is taking a horse and carriage ride,” she said. ”I can’t express enough how unhappy these horses are and how much pain and suffering they go through each day. Please do not ride [in horse-drawn carriages]. Take a beautiful walk together with your loved ones instead of bringing more pain to these beautiful animals.”

Yeah, there are few things less romantic than watching horses breathe exhaust fumes and dodge traffic. Watching your loved one breathe in yummy aromas coming from the oven and dodge a playfully lobbed strawberry, however …

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