Stella Dimoko Actress Naya Rivera Opens Up About Her Secret Abortion, and Telling Husband Ryan Dorsey Years Later


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Actress Naya Rivera Opens Up About Her Secret Abortion, and Telling Husband Ryan Dorsey Years Later

Naya Rivera is talking in depth for the first time about her decision to get an abortion in late 2010.
ET recently sat down with the 29-year-old former Glee actress to discuss her new memoir, Sorry Not Sorry – which hit shelves on Tuesday – in which she gets extremely candid about her personal life. 

Rivera reveals in the book that she got an abortion six years ago, after she found out she was pregnant with her now-husband Ryan Dorsey’s baby. Shortly before she found out she was expecting, she and Dorsey broke up so she could focus on her career.

Rivera says she “absolutely” still thinks about the difficult decision to this day.

“I think it’s always on your mind, and it’s one of those little scars in life,” Rivera exclusively tells ET’s Nischelle Turner. “When I was writing the book, it was really important for to include that, because this is … a part of my story and a part of who I am. And like I said, the statistic is crazy – there are so many women out there that are going through this and nobody gets to talk about it.”

Rivera says there were multiple reasons why she decided to get an abortion. She likens the feeling of finding out she was pregnant to first hearing that her Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, had died. 

Monteith died in July 2013 of a drug overdose.

“It was a bunch of different factors, you know, and I was so young,” she explains. “It was kind of that same feeling when I had the call about Cory, it was like the world stops, and you kind of black out for a minute. And you are like, ‘What is going on? I have all this other stuff to do, you know?’ So it was just never a real question.”

These days, Rivera is mostly at peace with her choice.

“Like I said, it’s something that is one of life’s little scars that you get along the way, and the scars are never really healed,” she muses. “They are always kind of still there – they are just not bleeding anymore.”

Rivera eventually married 33-year-old Dorsey in July 2014. The couple now have a son together, Josey, who turns one on Sept. 17. 

In her book, Rivera also reveals that she actually decided to tell Dorsey about the abortion only years after she had already undergone the procedure on a day off from Glee.

“That was really nerve-racking,” Rivera recalls. “I didn’t know how he would react, obviously. It had been so many years. He ended up saying, you know, one of the best things that any man in that situation could have ever said. And I think that it’s just a true testament to him and us, and I’m grateful for where we are now.”

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*Lucky her!...if you tell this t some men,just say byebye!


  1. Replies
    1. Don't try dis with naija men even when u already have kids.....they will use against u.

    2. God save her say she later born,if not she won't say this
      God works in miraculous ways

  2. #be the type of man you'd want your daughter to date.

  3. SDK...are you supporting her? Why won't "some men" tell you bye bye when you covertly MURDERED his child, withheld that from him for a donkey years & pop-up like an idiot one day and be like " the way, I had an abortion 200 years ago". Is he suppose to be cool with that?

    1. Shut up.mumu.Did Stella say she is supporting her?Ode.

    2. Moron! Who rattled your cage?

  4. Its all I'm the past!
    We forgive you!
    Now go and sin no more!

  5. No one can bring back his/her past.

  6. Ok...Pls no Nollywood actress should dig up this kind of past. Nigerians will Verbally stone her to death.

  7. I love you Santana Lopez
    How i miss my Glee! Best series evur!!!!
    Continue to rest in peace Finn Hudson! AKA Cory Monteith

    1. Yes she was really good with her character, Cory monteith will continue to rest on. Lea Mitchel I didn't really like her,but she is good with her character and I still watch glee.

  8. God doesn't keep a record of wrongs, but He doesn't keep a record of rights either.

    "Psalm 130:3 tells us, "If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?" Isn't it a wonderful thing that God doesn't keep a record of our wrongdoings? If He did, we'd all be in trouble. But I'd like to bump that up today and go as far as to say this: God doesn't keep a record of right doings either.

    You might have been told before that the more good deeds you do, the bigger your house in heaven will be. I'm not quite sure what our houses will look like in heaven or if we'll ever even have need of them at all, but this idea can sometimes throw us off tangent in our faith".

    Many times, as Christians we can be swayed by the mindset that says, "what's in it for me?" As creatures of value, we're always looking for the trade off. If we do enough good works, God will bless and favour us more. If we give our tithes, God will give us more money. If we preach the gospel, God will love you more.

    God's favour and salvation never come by our works. Instead, works comes from a heart that is fully overwhelmed by the favour of God. Ephesians 2:8-10 says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

    Notice the pattern here: First comes God's grace and favour and then comes the ability to do good works. It's never the other way around. That's why it's often misleading to think that God has this big notebook of the things you've done right and blesses you according to that.God blesses us not according to our goodness, but according to His goodness. We are favoured not because of who we are but because of who He is. Romans 5:8 says it this way: "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Even when we did not and do not deserve God's love, He gives it anyways.

    God does not have a cosmic book where He keeps a record of your good works. That doesn't mean God isn't proud of our good works. Our good works are proof of our faith and that pleases God. But it's not by good works that we are favoured by God, but by His infinite mercy and grace. That's how wondrous Jesus' finished work on the cross is because by it alone are we favoured.

    1. All this long epistle lol well everyone with their past good God gave her another chance with a baby all is well that ends well

  9. Intelligentsia Princess loves sdk14 September 2016 at 18:46

    She should go and sit down one place with her dead career. Who her confession EPP?

  10. Anonymous gangster.14 September 2016 at 19:42

    Make I send for liquor, na dis kain post dey develop into real anonymous confessions! O ye abortionists, come n confess & sin no more!


  11. Why she decided to bring it up now is what I don't understand.It's in the past.Move the hell on already.

  12. God forgive me.for the ones.I did

  13. I hope all this isn't some pro_abortion people using her as a front. Abortion isn't good. Many who did it told me they grieve silently for years.

  14. May God have mercy on her


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