Dot-Marie Jones is a married woman!
The Glee star and her longtime girlfriend, Bridgett Casteen, exchanged vows at their Los Angeles home Saturday night, their rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Close friends of Jones, 49, and Casteen were invited to a holiday party at the couple's home. The duo then surprised their guests by informing them that they were actually gathered to witness their nuptials.
Lea Michele is finding comfort in those closest to her and in her music.
"My family has experienced a lot of loss in their life and they've been so wonderful in being there for me and giving me the strength I need," the Glee star told PEOPLE at the L'Oreal Women of Worth event on Tuesday.
Michele, 27, who will release the first single, Cannonball, off her debut album on Dec. 10, says the song that she recorded in August following the loss of her boyfriend Cory Monteith is "more than just a song to me. It completely helped to lift me up at a time where I needed it."
Chord Overstreet of Glee was so stunned by his celebrity crush, Sandra Bullock, that he was unable to introduce himself to her.
"I've actually never met her," Overstreet admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday. "I saw her from a distance at one of these red carpet things and it was a little, a little bit like too scared to talk to her. She was that beautiful."
But when DeGeneres invited Overstreet, 24, to ask out the Gravity actress on camera, he jumped at the opportunity and pleaded for Bullock, 49, to answer him quickly.
While Lea Michele continues to grieve the loss of boyfriend Cory Monteith, the light at the end of her tunnel appears to be getting a little brighter.
"Lea is doing much better," a source close to the Glee star tells PEOPLE.
The days and weeks since Monteith's death in July from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol were "so hard" for the actress, says the source, but Michele has found solace in her work both on the set of her Fox show and while shooting a video for her upcoming album over the weekend.
They've done a Grease episode, they've done a Rocky Horror episode, and now it appears Glee may be doing a Muppets episode.
On Wednesday, star Lea Michele posted a series of shots of the Glee cast posing alongside specially made puppet doubles, prompting speculation that the FOX musical dramedy is about to unveil yet another high-concept episode.
When it comes to glamour, photographer Tyler Shields has a definition all his own.
He's photographed a topless Mischa Barton eating raw meat, Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson covered in mud and Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean in a pair of Christian Louboutins.
When Cory Monteith died at just 31 due to a mixture of alcohol and heroin, Lea Michele turned to a famous friend for help.
"I called [Kate Hudson] and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].' She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there," Michele says in the December issue of ELLE.
"I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me."
For Matthew Morrison, prepping his wedding to model Renee Puente has been a smooth production – just not a speedy one.
"It's going good," the Glee star told PEOPLE at his 4th Annual Halloween Masquerade in Hollywood on Saturday. "We're a little ways out. Probably not till like 2015 so we're just taking our time. But we're well into it."
Fittingly for a song-and-dance man, music will play a big role in the wedding.
There's more sad news for Glee fans.
Ryan Murphy, co-creator of the series, announced that the next season of the show (its sixth) will be its last, Variety reports.
Murphy, 47, also said that Cory Monteith's unexpected death has caused him to rethink the ending of the show, which he had planned around the Rachel/Finn romance.
"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn's story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end," Murphy said to TVLine.
Her Glee alter ego gave him a fond farewell on a tribute episode on Thursday, and in real life, Lea Michele is slowly moving on from the pain of losing her boyfriend and costar, Cory Monteith, who died in July.
"It's getting a little easier," a source close to the star tells PEOPLE.
Michele, 27 – who posted a photo of herself with Monteith on Instagram while the episode aired – "still misses him every day," the source admits. "She talks about Cory all the time."