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"Glee" Fans Show Their Support For Lea Michele And Alex Newell's First Public Reunion Since The Series Ended

"I'm so happy we could share this season together! And thank you for celebrating me!"

Earlier this week, Alex Newell made Tony Award history by being the first nonbinary person to win an award for their performance in Shucked on Broadway.

Alex accepting their Tony award on stage

Alex first rose to prominence back in 2011 after appearing on the reality competition series The Glee Project. After coming in second place on the series, they were awarded a role on Glee as Wade "Unique" Adams, a trans teen who was assigned male at birth.

Alex as Wade standing next to Jenna Ushkowitz in a scene from Glee

Lea Michele, who notably starred on Glee alongside Alex, currently plays Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, and even performed "Don't Rain on My Parade" at this year's Tony Awards.

Lea Michele holding a bouquet of flowers and performing on stage as Fanny Brice at the Tony Awards

After the show, Lea posted a selfie of her with Alex and she congratulated them on their historic win, and the two seemingly reunited for the first time since Glee ended back in 2015.

Alex later shared the photo to their own story, saying "This was a moment for me! I'm so happy we could share this season together! And thank you for celebrating me! @leamichele look how far we've come!❤️"

This reunion comes three years after Glee costar Samantha Ware called out Lea for "traumatic microaggressions" while filming Season 6 of the Fox series.

A close-up of Samantha Ware on the red carpet

At the time, several other of Lea's cast members commented on the accusations, including Alex, who showed their support with a reaction GIF saying "Get her, Jade!"

Twitter: @thealexnewell

They also took to Twitter and said, "When my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it."

Twitter: @thealexnewell

Earlier this year, Lea also opened up about the criticism she faced and said that she "did a lot of personal reach-outs" when the allegations came to light. “I think these past two years have been so important for everybody to just sit back and reflect," she said, before adding, "I did a lot of personal reach-outs. But the most important thing was for everybody to just take a step back."

And now seeing the two together again, Glee fans have shown their support, commenting that it seems like they've "matured" and "moved on."

Now this is what you call GROWTH!!!! Congratulations
Maybe they both said "Look how far we've both come, the past is the past & let's move forward"
Rachel and Unique!!! The duo we've been waiting for [heart emoji]
You were both fantastic. Glad to see you together and supporting each other's achievements [two clapping hands emoji]

You can view Lea's post here and listen to Alex's Tony Award speech here.

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