Naya Rivera Opens Up About Big Sean and Being a Rep for LGBT Community

The singer says being private about her relationship is not for her.

Posted: 09/04/2013 12:42 PM EDT
Naya Rivera, Latina Magazine

(Photo: Latina Magazine, October 2013)

With the untimely death of Glee's Cory Monteith, the rest of the cast is slowly learning to move on without him. As cover girl for Latina magazine's October issue, Naya Rivera opened up about what it's been like to deal with the sudden sadness Monteith left after passing away from a drug overdose on July 13 at the age of 31.

"We're definitely taking it day by day," the 26-year-old actress says. "Everybody's really just leaning on each other and trying to do good work."

The show is planning on dedicating its fifth season's third episode to Monteith and will deal with the actor's troubled past. Singer Demi Lovato is also set to make an appearance in the upcoming season as Rivera's new love interest. When it comes to representing the LGBT community, Rivera says it's a role she's proud to embrace.

"There are very few ethnic LGBT characters on television, so I am honored to represent them," she said. "I love supporting this cause, but it's a big responsibility, and sometimes it's a lot of pressure on me."

Off screen, Rivera continues to nuzzle up to her new beau Big Sean, with whom she recently released a single, "Sorry," that was meant to rub her relationship into the rapper's exes' faces. While some celebs prefer to keep their private lives out of the limelight, Rivera says she and Big Sean enjoy the exact opposite.

"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," she says. "That's just not us."



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