The actor’s ex, Chrishell Stause, reportedly told America’s Star magazine she called off her engagement to Morrison after suspecting the actor was cheating on her with his Broadway pal Lea Michele, who now stars opposite him in Glee.
The actress told Star, “I decided to break off our engagement because I believed he was seeing other people and just wasn’t ready to fully commit.”
Stause even went public with the love split on her official website in October, 2007, blasting Morrison for his wandering eye.
She wrote, “This is obviously a serious matter, but laughter makes it easier. Besides, it’s not Matthew’s fault that he thought MONOGAMY was a type of tree!”
However, Stause has since come to terms with the break-up and insists she wishes nothing but the best for her ex, who has shot to stardom with the TV musical.
She tells the publication, “I am really happy for Matthew and his success. I still love and adore him. It’s been a long time since we ended our relationship, and looking back, it was for the best. Everything happens for a reason.”
But now Morrison has addressed his split with Stause and rumours he once dated Michele in a new Parade magazine article – and insists his ex never spoke to Star.
He says, “(Apparently) my ex-fiancee (went) to the tabloids, which so isn’t true. I have a great relationship with her. I feel like I can handle this stuff because I don’t really care. I’ve never gotten into tabloids and I don’t really care about it now, but I just feel bad for other people in my life who are getting dragged into it. It just kinda sucks.”
And of the ongoing rumours he and Michele briefly dated, he adds, “We were literally on set and I got a call from my publicist (about it), and she (Michele) got a call a minute later, and we looked at each other like, ‘What the f**k?’ It’s so laughable.”