Glee star admits to drinking from a very (very!) young age

Lea Michele has admitted that she was introduced to alcohol at a very young age, and by young, we mean a toddler…

Talking on the Chelsea Lately show, Lea blamed her Italian heritage for starting drinking so young.

“I’m Italian, so at the dinner table it would be like Pellegrino, a jug of soda and a huge thing of wine. Everyone was just drinking wine, like it was part of what you would have along with your dinner.”

Considering the legal age for drinking in America is 21, the Glee star admitted that her early introduction to alcohol didn’t go down well with a lot of other people: “Growing up, I’d be having dinner with my boyfriend and his parents and I’d be like, ‘Where’s the wine? Pass the wine.’ At like 17! And they’re like, ‘This girl’s crazy.'”

However, the girlfriend of the late Cory Monteith, does see the positive side of her early introduction to the strong stuff, believing it helped her to not go crazy when she got older: “It’s when they’re like, ‘You can’t have this,’ kids are like, ‘We gotta get that booze.”

The Glee star was promoting her book Brunette Ambition which claims you don’t need to have to give up drinking to be healthy – we’re loving this girl’s honesty!