From battling an eating disorder to rifts with co-stars, Naya Rivera hasn’t held back in her book, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up. The Glee actress takes readers on a journey through her turbulent life, while opening up about some of her deepest secrets.
One of 29-year-old Naya’s revelations is that she discovered she was pregnant with now-husband Ryan Dorsey’s child at the tender age of 23, shortly after the couple split to allow her to focus on her hit show Glee. She confesses that she made the decision to terminate the pregnancy without telling Ryan.
The stunning starlet also opened up about her battle with anorexia, which she only identified when writing her book. 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.” Claiming such behaviour was normal among her peers when she was a teen, Naya admits to the sad reality that many girls are struggling with eating disorders today.
She also touches on a feud with a certain female Glee co-star who she says was impossible to get on with (Lea Michele, anyone?), and reveals how she found out that her wedding to Big Sean was cancelled… from the internet!
Fortunately, it isn’t all doom and gloom for the actress as she’s now happily married to actor Dorsey after rekindling their relationship. The pair also have an 11-month-old son, Josey, who she hopes will one day read her book. She says: “I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face.” The ultimate aim of the book, she says, is to help others: “It was scary to open up about everything, but I hope someone gets something out of it.”