In fact, in the actress’ soon-to-be-published memoir, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up, the 29-year-old TV star reveals for the first time that she got an abortion in late 2010. Naya discovered she was pregnant just weeks after breaking up with actor Ryan Dorsey, whom she later wed in 2014 and is now the father of her 11-month-old baby boy, Josey Dorsey.
Naya chose not share the news with Ryan at the time, instead choosing to focus on her career. The actress says she terminated the pregnancy during a day off from filming an episode of Glee.
“It was very scary to open up about everything,” Naya says in People’s Sept. 5 issue, out Friday. “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.”
After the news was made public (and received some backlash), Naya took to Twitter Tuesday to address her past. “I set out to write a book that was true to myself and would hopefully help others along the way. Media will always distort anything,” she tweeted. ” I hope that you all enjoy my story and respect my good intentions in sharing them with you. Xoxo #sorrynotsorry.”