“Glee” actress Naya Rivera has revealed that, while she and her husband Ryan Dorsey were dating but on a break, she made the decision to abort a pregnancy so she could concentrate on her career.
She made the revelation in her new memoir, Sorry Not Sorry, according to an excerpt obtained by People.
Naya, who is now a mother to 11-month-old son Josey Hollis Dorsey, got pregnant in 2010. The father was now-husband Ryan Dorsey, whom Naya later reunited with and married in 2014. At the time the actress, who played Santana on Fox hit show “Glee”, opted to focus on her career and scheduled an abortion on her day off from filming.
Talking about opening up in the book she says “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.”
On if her son sees it she says “I hope Josey will read it one day. I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face.”
Naya Rivera also took to Twitter to explain her reasons for sharing her story.
She said “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. I hope that you all enjoy my story and respect my good intentions in sharing them with you.”
Talking about her battle with anorexia she says
“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. If my mom had packed a lunch for me, I’d either trash it or find some excuse to give it away. I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff. 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.”
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