In her new memoir, “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up,” former “Glee” star Naya Rivera opens up about her life and drops a few bombshells. In excerpts revealed by People, Rivera discusses her breakup from current husband Ryan Dorsey, an eating disorder she suffered from in high school and having an abortion during her time on “Glee.”
Check out five things we learned from the “Sorry Not Sorry” excerpts:
1. She Suffered From Anorexia
According to Rivera, by the time she was a sophomore in high school, she “avoided food at all costs.” Rivera reveals that when her mother would pack her lunch, she was just throw the food away or give it to someone else. “I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff.”
2. She Found Out About Her Pregnancy After Breaking Up With Ryan Dorsey
Although the two are now married, following a breakup with Dorsey in 2010, Rivera discovered she was pregnant.
3. She Had An Abortion
Rivera wanted to focus on her acting career and decided to have an abortion. “It’s not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should,” she told People. According to Rivera, she had her abortion during a day off from filming “Glee.”
4. She Wants Her Son To Read The Book
Although her son Josey is only 11 months old, Rivera hopes he will read her book one day. “I hope Josey will read it one day. I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face.”
5. She’s Lived A Lot Already
Rivera discusses getting her start in Hollywood before she was even in kindergarten. According to the actress, she’s “done a lot of living” and feels like a “79-year-old trapped in a 29-year-old’s body.”
While Naya has never opened up about her abortion before, the actress has been open about her relationship and pregnancy with Dorsey. In June, the “Devious Maids” star discussed her sex life with her husband while being pregnant.
“Things like sex with my husband became a bit odd for me due to the fact that I was now limited to about two positions in order to not squash — as my husband puts it— ‘it's roof’ or have the baby (my belly) staring him in the face,” she wrote in a blog post for People. “I feel like men are constantly imagining their baby winking at them when they make love to their pregnant wives thus making sexy times more few and far between.”