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A promo photo for the book of Naya Rivera "Sorry Not Sorry."

Naya Rivera reveals she had an abortion when she was still on ‘Glee’

25 August 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Glee” alumna Naya Rivera said in her book that she had an abortion when she was still on the show and she took to Twitter to ask everyone to respect her intentions of sharing the matter.

Rivera played the role of a lesbian cheerleader named Santana Lopez on “Glee.” Her book is titled “Sorry Not Sorry” and the 29-year-old mother-of-one said that she terminated her pregnancy with Ryan Dorsey during a day off from filming “Glee” back in 2010.

Rivera said that weeks before the abortion, she and Dorsey decided to break up because she wanted to put her career first. However, the two reunited in 2014, got married, and now have an 11-month-old son. She shared about the abortion in a recent interview, “It was very scary to open up about everything. It's not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should. I know some people might read it and say, 'What the hell?' But I hope someone out there gets something out of it.”

In a recent tweet, Rivera said that she hopes people who will read her book will enjoy and respect her intentions in sharing them. She also said in the interview while promoting her book that she was inspired to write about it because of her son, Josey . Rivera said that she hopes her son will read it one day and will give him a better perspective on issues that women face.

The book of Rivera will be hitting the stores next month. Rivera started acting at the age of 4 and she talked about battling anorexia when she was still a teenager. She also said that she had a difficult time coping with the divorce of her parents.

For the problem regarding anorexia, Rivera said that she was a sophomore that time and it started as a game that she refused to eat food. However, when her mother packs lunch for her, she would give it away or throw it.

Rivera continued to say that she felt like not eating was a norm but she had no way of knowing that it will become worse. She said that it makes her sad that there are still other teens going through what she went through before.

“Sorry Not Sorry” will be out this September 13.