One time in particular, after our horseback riding, we went along this beach in Hawaii. We just had a beautiful day surrounded by the things we love: nature and each other. " I think that's when it became like, "Are you sure? I was the one who was always sticking up for others.

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, which features standards and classic Broadway tunes, including "Send in the Clowns," "Ease on Down the Road" with Smokey Robinson and "On the Street Where You Live," the song Morrison said he has sung at every audition, including being referred to as the "gayest show on TV," much has been written about Morrison's sexuality. Some of my best friends in the world are gay, and if this is bothering me, then that means I have an issue with that." Once I figured that out for myself, I thought, "I don't care what anyone thinks about me." That's why I think I've become an ally for the gay and lesbian community. Working with Phil Ramone, who was just an incredible genius. The other was having Smokey Robinson sing on the album. The three of us in the studio together was one of the coolest days I've ever had. I was lucky, I feel, in that sense that I didn't get bullied. The only reason you are getting bullied is because those people who are bullying you are so insecure in themselves.

But make no mistake: Morrison, with his boy-next-door smile, curly hair and chiseled abs, is not gay. After all, he's been singing and dancing since he was in the fifth grade and says he's heard it all. I just got [an Ally for Equality Award] the other day in Atlanta. Morrison: I want to say it's like the organization, It Gets Better. Of course it hurts and makes you feel awful, but these people aren't your friends.

Then I was like, "This is so stupid that this bothers me. Morrison: Two different things, but I'll put them together. I can throw a football further than probably a lot of the jocks.

] pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin Mc Hale, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer for the first time," the singer-actress wrote.

"I had worked on Broadway with Jenna Ushkowitz and Matthew Morrison before.

Matt had been a friend of mine for years, and in fact we'd actually dated back in the day for a Broadway beat."The co-stars downplayed their fling in previous interviews.

Speaking to in 2010, Michele said, "I've known Matt for years.

PHOTOS: Glee stars' high school yearbook photos The revelation comes late in the book, during a section about her getting the role of Rachel Berry on Fox's hit show about high school glee clubbers.

(The Ryan Murphy-created musical dramedy is now in its fifth season.) PHOTOS: Glee stars' love lives "When we shot the pilot, I met Cory Monteith, Kevin Mc Hale, Amber Riley, and Chris Colfer for the first time," Michele writes.