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Naya Rivera Opens Up About BF Big Sean, Who Inspires Her, and Glee's Next Chapter in Latina Magazine


Sep. 3 2013, Published 3:21 p.m. ET

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Glee star Naya Rivera is looking MAJOR on the cover of Latina this month! The actress, who is currently dating rapper Big Sean, sat down with the magazine to discuss co-star Cory Monteith's passing along with her rise to fame—check out what she had to say below and for even more Naya, pick up the October 2013 issue of Latina and visit

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On how the cast of Glee is recovering from Monteith’s sudden death:

“We’re definitely taking it day by day. Everybody’s really just leaning on each other and trying to do good work.”

On having a very public relationship with Big Sean, whom she first met on Twitter:

“We know so many who are in the public eye dating somebody, and they ’re going in through back entrances and won’t make eye contact with each other. That’s just not us.”


On following in Jennifer Lopez’s footsteps:

“It’s insane how gorgeous she is. Jennifer Lopez is a perfect example of what it means to be a mogul and have longevity, but still have people like you. She can do this until she chooses not to anymore. I hope I can say that one day.”

On breaking down boundaries in the industry:

"When people look at me, I genuinely think they don’t see me as anything other than Naya which is crazy and so cool. I feel like I've gotten to a place where I have transcended color lines and it’s a big testament to playing a lesbian character on TV because everyone’s so accepting of everything and I think that’s beautiful."

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What do you think of Naya's exploding stardom? Are you excited for her new pop album? Sound off in the comments below or on Twitter @OKMagazine!


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