Naya Rivera has revealed that she had an abortion during her days on Glee.
The 29-year-old actress makes the emotional confession in her new memoir “Sorry Not Sorry” and she opened up to People about revealing it in the book, out on September 13.
Naya says she became pregnant with now husband Ryan Dorsey‘s child in late 2010 and she found out about the pregnancy just weeks after they broke up. She didn’t tell him at the time, but she aborted the child during her one day off from filming Glee.
“It was very scary to open up about it,” Naya said. “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.”
Naya and Ryan are now the parents of an 11-month-old son named Josey, who she hopes will read the book one day. “I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face. And hopefully he’ll think I’m cool as hell,” she said.
In the book, Naya also opens up about battling anorexia as a teen. Read that excerpt on People.com.