Naya Rivera Discusses Her Abortion & Eating Disorder


Naya found out she was pregnant after breaking up with actor Ryan Dorsey in 2010, and because she was concentrating on her career, she decided to have an abortion at the time. She admits it’s scary to discuss it and she hopes people will understand her decision and why she had to make it:

“It was very scary to open up about everything. 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 also says that during her younger years she struggled with an eating disorder and went too far, regularly avoiding food in order to lose weight and she would often throw away her lunches:

“By the time I was a sophomore, I started feeling that what had begun as a game had maybe gone too far. I just avoided food at all costs. If my mom had packed a lunch for me, I’d either trash it or find some excuse to give it away.”

At the time, she thought it was normal and that everyone was like that, but she now sees that it was quite serious and she feels sad that so many younger women often go through that:

“I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff. I had no way of knowing if I was going through it worse. I was juggling my feelings and it makes me sad that there are girls still going through that 15 years after I went through it.”

 

 

 

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Naya Rivera Discusses Her Abortion & Eating Disorder

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