The Glee star revealed that she had left some oranges on her doorstep for Naya and was looking forward to seeing her through the window due to social distancing, but her phone didn’t ring to let her know Naya was outside.
The actor noted that she and Rivera had remained close even after Glee stopped airing in 2015, even promising to spend every Easter together (until the recent pandemic made that impossible).
Lea Michele and Glee Co-Stars to Pay Tribute to Naya Rivera
Lea Michele has posted a tribute to both Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith in the wake of the discovery of Rivera’s body on what is the seventh anniversary of Monteith’s death. Naya was confirmed dead at the age of 33 today (July 13, 2020). Lea shared three photos with no captions to Instagram Stories: Cory…
Naya died aged 33 after getting into difficulty while swimming in Lake Piru last week, and her death was ruled as accidental drowning.
Read Heather Morris’ full post below
The whole caption reads:
We started out as the closest friends and then like all new things, we went through a bit of a rocky phase. However, we stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding. The last I had the chance to see you in person, I had left oranges outside our home for you to take. I wanted to say hi through the window but my phone didn’t ring when you called (which it never does, f*cking T-Mobile), so instead you and Josey left two succulents on our doorstep as a thank you. I planted those succulents and I look at them everyday and think of you. I still listen to your EP on repeat because from the moment I heard it, it struck me and I always wished the world knew more of your voice. You sent me over 5 dozen SnapChat videos when you and Josey woke up in the morning and I kick myself that I didn’t save one of them. You always shared recipes and I admired your love for food. We vowed to spend every Easter together, even though Covid stole this last one from us. You are and always will be the strongest and most resilient human being I know, and I vowed to carry that with me as I continue to live my life.
You constantly taught me lessons about grief, about beauty and poise, about being strong, resilient and about not giving a fuck (but still somehow respectful ). Yet, the utmost important lesson I learned most of all from you was being a consistent and loving friend. You were the first to check in, the first to ask questions, the first to listen..you cherished our friendship and I never took that for granted.
We never took photos together because we mutually hated taking pictures…our relationship meant more than proof. I have countless pictures of our babies playing, because we shared that kind of pride and joy. So I’m showing the world a photo of our little goof balls for you, because I know that meant more than anything and they remind me of you and I. I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.
Yesterday (July 14, 2020) Morris posted thoughts on Naya’s passing, “taking a moment to honor my grief. Thank you for all your messages and prayers. Taking care of myself and my family comes first Xo Heather.”
Morris and Rivera remained friends after Glee ended in 2015. On February 23, the two attended a monster-truck rally together, which Morris called “THE reunion of all reunions.”
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