Naya Rivera, who played singing teen Santana Lopez on Glee, has been through a lot in her 29 years. In her upcoming memoir Sorry Not Sorry, the actress reveals that she struggled with anorexia as a teen, and also that she once took a day off from shooting Glee to have an abortion. Though abortion is legal in the US and not uncommon, it's rare for a public figure to acknowledge the procedure, so big ups to Rivera for her honesty.
The actress says in her book that while filming Glee back in 2010, she became pregnant. Her boyfriend (now husband), actor Ryan Dorsey, was the father. She says she didn't tell him, and made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy during her one day off from filming an episode of the show.
Of the experience, she told People:
“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.”
The couple has been married since 2013 and have an 11-month-old son together, named Josey.
Rivera also opens up in her book about battling an eating disorder as a teen, which she says she didn't realize was severe until she wrote about it. She told People:
"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.
Rivera added that she hopes her son, Josey, will read the book one day. "I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face," she said. Three cheers for that!