While FOX currently has no comment, insiders who confirm the rumor insist it has nothing to do with her reported feud with Lea Michele.
“(Naya) isn’t fired and her not being in the finale has nothing to do with Lea,” says the source. “I don’t know where these stories are coming from, but they are not true.”
Originally it was thought the actress’ character Santana would have a music number with Heather Morris and Amber Riley, but that has since changed.
The month of April hasn’t exactly been a bright spot for Naya, who recently called it quits with fiance Big Sean.
So does this mean she won’t be returning to Glee for their final season next Fall? It’s hard to say. So far it’s being reported no decision has been made.
Ryan Murphy had said he has a very definitive idea of how the series will end, and welcomes all original cast members back into the fold.
“My feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is we will be reaching out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and the teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back,” he says. “Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them.”
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