Star: Is Lea Michele sending herself flowers on ‘The Mayor’ set every day?

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I don’t know why, but this story made me laugh. Probably because I believe it’s true. Lea Michele got a job – she’s part of the ensemble cast of ABC’s The Mayor, about a kid who runs for mayor as a joke and actually gets elected. Lea Michele plays the young mayor’s chief of staff. I haven’t seen the show, but I’ve seen the promos and I can’t even understand what she’s saying because she’s talking so fast and refusing to enunciate. I bring up Lea’s job because someone on the set of The Mayor finds her annoying. Annoying enough to drop this little piece of gossip to Star Magazine: Lea Michele sends herself flowers every day on set.

Someone’s been a busy little bee at the florist! Lea Michele received so many bouquets on the set of her ABC show ‘The Mayor’ that the crew is convinced she’s ordering them to herself!

“She likes everyone to see them and makes a big song and dance about it. Every. Single. Time,” sighs the spy, adding that while Lea has been loved-up with clothing designer Zandy Reich since July, her coworkers don’t believe that her beau is behind the bonanza of blooms.

“The flowers arrive the same time every day, so we joke that she’s set up auto-delivery with the flower company,” says the insider. “Who knows, maybe Zandy IS just a hopeless romantic, but no one would be surprised if Lea was the culprit.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I think if you want to send yourself flowers, go ahead and you do you. Flowers make me happy. Flowers brighten the days of many people. But that’s not what this is. This is Lea Michele being Lea Michele, frankly: “She likes everyone to see them and makes a big song and dance about it. Every. Single. Time.” That’s what it’s about. It’s about “PAY ATTENTION TO ME!” It’s about “omg, someone sent me flowers HOW AMAZING, I’M AMAZING.”

Day 2 on set of @themayorabc!

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I could totally see this being true! haha
    She must be so annoying on set

  2. paranormalgirl says:

    I have flowers delivered to my office every week…. but that’s to keep the office looking pretty. Every day is overkill.

    • Erinn says:

      Everyday seems like a LOT of flowers. You’d be constantly rotating through them.

      I’m an allergy sufferer due to dust, pollen, certain trees, etc etc. Still buy flowers to put in a vase whenever I see some that I like. My grandparents always had a vase of flowers going in their house – and to me it’s just part of a ‘home’ kind of feeling. We also happened to buy a property from someone who was part of a garden club. I feel so bad for our outdoor plants. I love them – and thank god it’s a lot of shurbs and trees and perennial flowers… but I honestly don’t know how to take care of most of them.

      Lilies seem to be the ones that set off my allergies the worst. I love them but I bought a bouquet for my aunt recently and felt like I was dying being trapped in the car with them. Tulips are generally one of my go-to purchases because I don’t seem to have any real reaction from them and they’re so bright and cheerful. Roses are beautiful, but I rarely prefer them over other brightly colored, ‘different’ looking flowers.

  3. JA says:

    Hahaha this rings so true especially knowing lea! Girl who worked at my office constantly received flowers every week. She always said they were from her ex who wanted her back and she constantly rolled her eyes or acted like she hated that he did it. However she was always sure to leave them at the front desk so everyone could see em then be sure and tell people it was her man who sent them. She never shared how he cheated on her 2x within the 1st year of marriage or how she caught him texting other girls when they were considering getting back together. She told me about it over lunch one day…. Girl if it makes you better about your life, you can lie to yourself and others if you want!

  4. Margo S. says:

    OH MY GOD just please stop. She is nauseating. I’m sorry. I know she is my fellow woman, but she is just too annoying. I just can’t with how extra she is. But yeah Kaiser, she made me laugh too. We all need a laugh like this right now.

  5. Plantpal says:

    When I quit smoking tobacco, I sent myself flowers regularly at both the home and the office and I wasn’t shy about showing them off, either….just sayin’ she could be rewarding herself for something, and that makes her happy. She’s very positive, and upbeat; positive, hardworking people are often put down as ‘making others look bad’ and/or being annoying. Like the crab pulling the escaping crab back into the pot of boiling water. Whoever told this story, with this spin, is a crab.

    • Moon says:

      This. I love flowers and buy myself flowers from time to time to brighten up my room, don’t see why it’s a big deal.

    • Snazzy says:

      Oh that’s an excellent idea for the rewards for not smoking. Well done you!

      I mean, I buy flowers for myself for the house every week as well – I just don’t make a fuss and pretend someone else bought them for me. I think that’s the issue here, as opposed to her actually receiving the flowers.

    • Icantremembermyusername says:

      I love this.

  6. PIa says:

    Weird, this girl is so talented, could lead a production on Broadway, but is in the supporting cast of a LA-based sitcom?

    I mean, this sitcom could become the next big thing….but that does not really happen anymore like the ’90s (Frasier for example).

    And now this story. If I were her publicist, I’d shut it down ASAP.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Aw, PIa, it’s almost 1am here, and I’m sitting up with Celebitchy , waiting for the Frasier re-runs to start at 2am! Frasier and Celebitchy are the good things about my bloody insomnia. (Is that your name? Just asking, because it’s my daughter’s name.)

      • PIa says:

        It’s a nickname, but I love Frasier too! Am considering buying the DVD set. Those are not widely available anymore.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Supporting cast on a mediocre sitcom pays a hell of a lot more than a lead role on Broadway. I do think she’s still trying to make it in mainstream entertainment, but even if she eventually realizes that she’s never going to be the next It Girl, there are a lot of reasons for her to take these TV roles while they’re still available to her.

      • PIa says:

        That is a valid point, but sometimes I wish I could steer the careers of actors lol. I am a arm-chair publicist.

        I guess her L’oreal contract was cancelled too? Don’t see her ads for them anymore.

      • moon says:

        Most theater actors supplement their income, actually make most of their income, from tv shows so they can go and do theater. Same with playwrights writing for CW.

  7. lunchcoma says:

    Between a president who’s lost his mind and reading about Weinstein, Affleck, and whichever male celebrity we learn has been assaulting women today, it’s nice to read some good old fashioned silliness from Star. Even if this is true, the worst it means is that she’s insecure. So be it. I’ll mock her some other day.

    • staycla$$yKC says:

      Agreed. At first, I was tempted to laugh at the story. It’s not particularly funny, but I jumped on the high horse pretty quickly. Then I read your statement, and I agree. There are so many terrible, shocking things happening daily. The worst thing she’s done in this story is send herself flowers, and I agree, at worst it means she’s insecure. Scorn or chuckling, it’s still pointing and laughing at someone for something, and it doesn’t even matter.

  8. WendyNerd says:

    Is it me or does she look more like a Kardashian every day?

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I feel like an old idiot. I have never sent myself flowers. Ever. For anything. And as I’m reading this, first thing that comes to mind is, “Why the frak not?” Granted I wouldn’t claim they’re from anyone other than me to me, but damn. I see some flowers in my future.

    And yes, she’s looking Kardashianesque. Although she might say the Kardashians have morphed into her.

  10. happyoften says:

    Sending yourself flowers, I kinda dig. Making suprised noises as if you weren’t totally expecting them, and OMG!!! Aren’t they the most beautiful thing evar!… that’s something else entirely.

    If I was being sent flowers by someone every. day. I would immediately wonder what they had done. If it was by someone I didn’t know, I would alert the authorities. Because it’s creepy. If it was me, I would limit it to 1x week.

  11. island_girl says:

    Silly crap like this is the gossip I enjoy. I feel for Lea, because she seems so insecure and unsure of herself. She’s immensely talented, but such an eager beaver.

    • Erica_V says:

      I think Corey’s death really messed with her. I think she’s a type A planner (like myself) and when that happened all the plans she had got derailed. For their life together, for the show, for her music career.

  12. K says:

    Don’t know if this is true seems silly and expensive thing to do.

    But have to say I love this show. It’s so cute and Yvette Brown is fabulous, Lea is just there.

  13. bonobochick says:

    *shrugs* She’s harmless. Someone can just tell her to pipe down if she’s being too much, which she can be at times. Selling the story to Star just makes me look at the person complaining with a side-eye.

  14. gwen says:

    She has a beautiful singing voice but I think she has a bit of an attitude.

  15. Rosemary says:

    I send myself chocolate every Valentine’s Day. I started this when I was single, because I love me, and I’ve continued it since second husband and kids came along, because I still love me. This way, I make sure I get something I love! Though I must say that husband and kids are quite wonderful at doing that too.

  16. Mismom says:

    She is the reason why I have not watched this show.

  17. Adrien says:

    Pfft! If I want to make up a fake admirer I’ll send myself cake. CAKE.

  18. KiddVicious says:

    There’s nothing wrong with sending yourself flowers if that’s what makes you feel good, but I doubt that’s why she’s doing it. She’s thirsty as hell. Yesterday I saw a photo of her caught mid jump on her bed, naked but a pillow covering her bits (I don’t remember where I saw it, though). That photo combined with the flower story makes her look thirstier than a roll of Bounty.

    The Mayor is a cute show. I hope it does well. It’s after Blackish so it has a good lead-in.

  19. Lilybugg says:

    I know a girl who is the definition of extra, and I feel that she would totally do something like this. And I feel bad for Lea’s co-workers, because it is very difficult spending any amount of time with a person who is always “on”, and then having to be forced to be near them due to a work environment? Not fun.

  20. Molly says:

    Straight from the playbook of Cher Horowitz. Well played.

  21. booRadley says:

    just a note, the show is actually pretty good, and he’s not exactly a kid, he’s 27 y/o aspiring rapper still living with his mom (the adorable Yvette Nicole Brown), and his two hapless sidekicks/BFFs are members of his staff. Lea is still Rachel Berry without the singing. I was actually thinking last night as I watched it, “I guess RacheL’s Broadway career didn’t work out, and she was forced to take work as a political aide or something”. they could have marketed it that way and it would have been totally believable. she is one note, but the show is so far cute, better than Kevin probably saves the world (the other new comedy that is getting some buzz).

  22. fruity tooty says:

    I’m sure it’s not Jessica Lange. If Jessica Lange knew Lea Michele even existed, I’m sure she would send a nice assortment of poison oak, poison ivy, and sumac.

  23. Antonym says:

    Cher in Clueless comes to mind.
    “During the next few days I did what any normal girl would do. I sent myself love letters, and flowers, and candy, just so he’d see how desired I was, in case he didn’t already know”

  24. Mrs.K says:

    She is trying to rock the Kim Kardashian look as well. The ‘no smile,slicked down hair’look that Kim is known for. Lea is super insecure and annoying. Wont be watching The Mayor that is for sure.