Lea Michele and Naya Rivera were reportedly in a lengthy feud during their time on Glee together, and now, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy has spoken about the speculation.
Ryan was speaking about his new FX show Feud when he was asked about Lea and Naya.
“I feel like in the case of that show [Glee], that show was just a s–tstorm of difficulty, largely because, what do you do when you’re 18 years old or 19 years old and you wake up one day and you’re world famous? I think a lot of that was informed by their youth and being involved in a phenomenon. And I know for a fact that they [Lea and Naya] admired each other’s work, ‘cause I directed them both in scenes,” Ryan told E! about their rumored feud.
When asked if he would take on Lea and Naya‘s feud for his new FX Feud series, he replied, “I don’t think I would take on Lea and Naya. I think for a feud to work on this show, it has to have decades of pain behind it. But if they’re still feuding at 40, I might consider it. I’ll call them up in a couple years.”
And then, Ryan dropped this little tidbit. “There were many boys on our show that didn’t get along. And you never hear about that. You never hear about that in our culture,” he said.
Naya has addressed the feud with Lea in the past.
Naya Rivera is kicking off her birthday in the best way!
The 29-year-old actress looked stunning while stepping out to attend the Mad Families premiere party at Catch LA on Monday night (January 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.
Naya was rocking super chic look which included totally sheer shirt, designed by Steven Khalil.
“@steven_khalil thank you for this sassy number! #dirtythirtyweek,” she captioned a photo walking into the party on her Instagram.
Naya turns the big 30 on Thursday (January 12) and it looks like this was a great way to kick off her birthday celebrations!
FYI: Naya is wearing a faux-fur House of CB coat.
Naya Rivera and her husband of over two years Ryan Dorsey are calling it quits.
The 29-year-old Glee star filed papers to divorce her 33-year-old husband. She is seeking primary physical custody of their 1-year-old son, Josey, TMZ reports. She wants to give Ryan visitation.
If you remember, Naya and Ryan’s marriage came as a surprise! Naya has split from Big Sean a few months earlier and called off their engagement. It was then revealed that Naya and Ryan got married on the same day that Naya was supposed to marry Big Sean.
We’ve reached out to her rep for comment.
Naya Rivera crosses her arms as she makes her way to her waiting car on Friday night (November 4) in West Hollywood, Calif.
The 29-year-old actress, author, and mom was joined by Abigail Breslin, who was seen out with her best friend Andrew Warren.
If you didn’t know, the two ladies have something in common. They have both starred in TV shows with Lea Michele! Naya and Lea worked together on Glee and Abigail currently stars with Lea on Scream Queens.
In case you missed it, Naya was featured in an anti-Donald Trump song about voting.
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Naya Rivera looks cute in a denim-on-denim look while heading out to run some errands on Tuesday afternoon (October 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Later that day, the 29-year-old actress expressed that everyone needed to see Ava DuVernay‘s new Netflix documentary 13th.
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“If you haven’t already, make sure to watch 13th on Netflix. Something has to change,” she wrote on her Twitter.
Ava‘s documentary 13th discusses important issues regarding race and mass incarceration and make the case that slavery hasn’t disappeared from the U.S.
13th is available now for streaming on Netflix.
Naya Rivera strikes a pose in a photo from her spread in VVV Magazine’s Fall/Winter issue, available now.
In the mag, the 29-year-old former Glee actress opened up about life as a new mom, her upcoming projects and what she’d be doing if she wasn’t acting. Check it:
On how being a mom has changed her: “I still feel like the same me but…now I have different priorities. Having someone else to look out for other than myself is a really beautiful thing, it gives you a whole new dimension of joy, and elevates your life in so many ways.”
On what she’d be doing if she wasn’t an actress: “I’d probably be a writer in some form, either songwriting or screenplays. I really love writing and…that’s one of the reasons I really wanted to write my book.”
On what she has coming up next: “There’s a lot in the air, but to be honest I’m taking some time to figure out exactly which project I really want to do next. Being a mom, which I love, certainly changes your priorities. As much as I love singing, dancing and acting I really want to find a new balance between my work and my family life. My son Josey is now my number one priority, which eliminates all those long location projects.”
For more from Naya, head to VVVmag.com.
Naya Rivera is all smiles while making her way into a Barnes & Noble book store to sign copies of her new memoir “Sorry Not Sorry” on Tuesday (September 13) at The Grove in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old actress makes a lot of revelations in the book and one of the ones just revealed is how she found ex-fiance Big Sean at home with his future girlfriend Ariana Grande while they were still together.
“We’d been fighting for five straight days while he was traveling, and then on the one day that he was back in L.A., he said he didn’t want to see me,” Naya writes in the book.
“‘Well, a–hole, I’ve got a key to your house,’” Naya added about what she was thinking back then. “I walk in, go downstairs, and guess what little girl is sitting cross-legged on the couch listening to music?… It rhymes with ‘Smariana Schmande.’”
Naya also opened up about how Sean broke off their engagement without telling her.
“I learned that I was no longer getting married from the internet, and at the same time as the rest of the world. Not only were we no longer getting married, but apparently we weren’t even together anymore,” she said.
FYI: Naya wore a House of CB skirt.
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Naya Rivera was dumped by her ex-boyfriend Mark Salling after three years together and she is revealing why she’s glad he broke things off with her many years ago.
The 29-year-old actress dated Mark, 34, while they starred on Glee together, but she claims he dumped her after his publicist said their relationship wasn’t good for his public image. He was later charged with possession of child pornography.
“I can’t say I was totally shocked, but still – WTF?” Naya said about the charges (via People). “My son’s nanny actually told me about it when the story broke. Then I had no doubt that God really did have my back along the way.”
“When Mark dumped me, I thought it was the worst thing ever, but can you imagine if that didn’t happen? And I was laying there in bed when the battering ram came through the door?” Naya added. “I think everyone should have that one relationship where you look back and ask yourself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ You’ll learn something and you won’t regret it. Unless, of course, that relationship was with someone who had a sizable stash of child porn on his computer. Then, by all means, regret everything.”
Make sure to read what the actress wrote about her on-set feud with co-star Lea Michele.