Tonight, former Glee star Matthew Morrison is taking the Troubadour Theatre stage to play the Grinch in NBC’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Musical production. Cheering him on from home will be the 42-year-old actor’s wife of six years, 36-year-old musician and model Renee Puente.
According to Matthew, he first met Renee at a Grammys party in 2011. As he was leaving, he heard her speaking pidgin (Hawaiian slang) and was instantly intrigued.
“I sang backup for a guy named Don Ho in high school, and spent summers in Hawaii. So when I heard her speak, I said, ‘Howzit, sistah?’ and she laughed,” Matthew recalled to The New York Post about his wife, who was born in Hawaii. “The rest is history.”
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Meanwhile, Renee found Matthew’s pickup line to be really sweet.
“When he came up to me, I had no idea who he was,” Renee told MarthaStewart.com. “I just started laughing because it was so adorable to see this cute white boy talking pidgin.”