“Sorry Not Sorry,” the memoir of new-ish mommy
Naya Rivera comes out on September 13—and if you think you know everything
there is to know about the former “Glee” star who brought Santana Lopez to
life, you would be wrong.
While most of the book chronicles the amusing
recollections of her life as an actress who got her start before kindergarten,
she also drops a couple of major bombshells. Ready? She struggled with anorexia
as a teenager, and while she was on “Glee,” she had an abortion.
Rivera never realized how serious her eating disorder was until
she wrote about it for the memoir.
"I was so young and it just seemed
to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff," she told
People. "I had no way of knowing if I was going through it worse.”
Hopefully, her candor will help other young women who are going through a similar
struggle and don’t realize they are in danger.
And then there's Rivera’s abortion story.
A few weeks after breaking up with Ryan Dorsey, whom she dated in 2010, she found out that she was pregnant. Having
just broken up and wanting to focus on her career, Rivera did not tell Dorsey what
was going on and terminated the pregnancy on the only day off she had while
filming “Glee” episodes.
Wow, inquiring minds must be DYING to know how
Dorsey feels about Rivera not telling him she was pregnant and choosing to
terminate, especially since they ended up getting married in a surprise
ceremony in Mexico in July 2014. The two are now the proud parents of a baby boy,
Josey Hollis Dorsey, who was born on September 17, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Why reveal such personal details that will certainly lead to
people judging and attacking her?
"It was very scary to open up about
everything," Rivera told People. "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."