Naya Rivera opens up about having an abortion while starring on “Glee.”
In her soon-to-be-published memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, the 29-year-old actress reveals for the first time that she got an abortion in late 2010. “It was very scary to open up about everything,” Rivera reveals in People’s September 5 issue, out Friday, Aug. 26. “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.”
As for the father, “Devious Maids” star divulges that she discovered she was with child just weeks after breaking up with actor Ryan Dorsey, whom, as you know, she later went on to marry in 2014. In fact, the pair have a 11-month-old baby boy, Josey Dorsey.
In case you missed it, shortly after the news of her abortion went public (and received some backlash), Rivera took to Twitter to respond to her critics. “I set out to write a book that was true to myself and would hopefully help others along the way. Media will always distort anything,” she tweeted. ” I hope that you all enjoy my story and respect my good intentions in sharing them with you. Xoxo #sorrynotsorry,” she tweeted on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Of course, Sorry Not Sorry is filled to the brim with more juicy tidbits regarding the starlet’s past, including a battle with anorexia. “By the time I was a sophomore, I started feeling that what had begun as a game had maybe gone too far. I just avoided food at all costs,” she writes in the book, as excerpted by People.
“If my mom had packed a lunch for me, I’d either trash it or find some excuse to give it away.” It wasn’t until she began writing a memoir, Rivera says, that she realized the seriousness of her eating disorder. “I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff,” she explains. “I had no way of knowing if I was going through it worse. I was juggling my feelings and it makes me sad that there are girls still going through that 15 years after I went through it.”
Love it or hate it, Rivera’s memoir hits stands on September 13. Will you be buying? Sound off in the comment section below.