“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."