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Naya Rivera's abortion confession nerves

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Naya Rivera's abortion confession nerves

Naya Rivera found it "nerve-wracking" telling Ryan Dorsey she'd had an abortion.

The former 'Glee' actress terminated her pregnancy in 2010 after splitting from her then-boyfriend, but only confided in him about her decision years later, and is grateful for how he responded.

She said: "That was really nerve-racking. I didn't know how he would react, obviously. It had been so many years. He ended up saying, you know, one of the best things that any man in that situation could have ever said. And I think that it's just a true testament to him and us, and I'm grateful for where we are now."

The 29-year-old actress - who married Ryan in 2014 - compared finding out she was pregnant to learning her 'Glee' co-star Cory Monteith had died from a drugs overdose in July 2013, because in both moments, it felt like the "world stopped" and she'd "blacked out".

She recalled to 'Entertainment Tonight': "It was a bunch of different factors, you know, and I was so young.

"It was kind of that same feeling when I had the call about Cory, it was like the world stops, and you kind of black out for a minute. And you are like, 'What is going on? I have all this other stuff to do, you know?' So it was just never a real question."

Naya previously dated Mark Salling and Big Sean but thinks Ryan - with whom she has a son, Josey, 11 months - was always "the One", even if she didn't always realise it.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I have always kept a flame for him.

"In between boyfriends or whatever, if I was single for a minute, I would always answer his emails and go see him. He was just kind of always the One."