Naya Rivera didn’t just spill tea, but all the tea in China. From dealing with anorexia, having an abortion and relationships with her Glee cast, the 29-year-old actress doesn’t hold back in her new book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes & Growing Up. Below are some of the OMG moments she shared.
On Getting Breast Implants At 18
“People have a lot of opinions about plastic surgery, but more than 10 years after I got my boobs, they still make me happy when I look in the mirror,” she writes. “It might have even been the best $8,000 I’ve ever spent.”
On Rumors She Keyed Mark Salling’s Car In 2010. (She actually covered it with bird seed)
“Whoever leaked the story to Us Weekly got it wrong, says Naya, because Mark didn’t even drive a Lexus.”
On Having An Abortion During Glee
“I think every woman should have the right to choose, and it scares me to think of a world where the decision of whether to have a child is not her choice to make,” Naya writes about her abortion she got shortly after breaking up with her now-husband Ryan Dorsey.
On Her ‘Feud’ With Lea Michele
“One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up,” Naya wrote. “We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that’s not a good mixture.”
She continued, “As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn’t like sharing the spotlight. On top of that, she had a hard time separating work from our outside friendship, whereas it was a lot easier for me. I’m not offended when people offer feedback or criticism, and if things get heated on set, I try to keep perspective. We’re all stressed, yes, but we’re all working toward the same goal, so laugh it off and keep it movin’. Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong.”
“If I’d complained about anyone or anything, she’d assumed I was b-tching about her,” Naya shares. “Soon, she started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn’t say a word to me for all of season six. Lea and I definitely weren’t the best of friends, and I doubt we’ll ever sit on her couch and eat kale together again, but the rumors of our ‘feud’ were blown out of proportion.”
On How Her Friendship With Cory Monteith Changed After He Started Dating Lea Michele
Rivera was shocked when Monteith and Michele started dating in 2011. “The more serious they got, the less Cory hung out with us and the more he seemed like a different person,” she reveals. “One year he came back from the break between seasons super skinny. He said he’d been spending a lot of time at the gym and was trying to be responsible — not spending money all the time and buying crazy cars like he used to.” But fitness guru Michele had positive impact on Monteith too. “My personal feelings for Lea aside, I knew that she wasn’t a partier, so I felt like maybe their relationship could actually be good for him,” continues Rivera. “I was happy for Cory to have a stable influence in his life, wherever it was he found it.”
For more juicy details, pick up her book, Sorry, Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes & Growing Up, on shelves now.