Naya Rivera Opens Up About Getting an Abortion During 'Glee'

She holds nothing back in her new book.

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In her soon-to-be-published memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, Naya Rivera reveals for the first time that she had an abortion during a day off from filming Glee.

Weeks after breaking up with now-husband Ryan Dorsey, with whom she has an 11-month-old son (opens in new tab), Rivera discovered she was pregnant. She chose not to share the news with Dorsey at the time to focus on her career.

"It was very scary to open up about everything," Naya says in an upcoming issue of People (opens in new tab). "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."

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.