Happy Birthday, Naya! The Devious Maids actress and former Glee star celebrated her 29th birthday on Jan. 12 and she had QUITE an unbelievable year. Help us celebrate the last 12 months by remembering some of her year’s highlights!
What a special time it was for Naya Rivera as she celebrated her 29th birthday on Jan. 12. The former Glee actress had an amazing year as she welcomed the birth of her first child, slayed as Blanca Alvarez on the hit drama Devious Maids, and even got a book deal! This girl was on FIRE in this Pamella Roland dress & in her career, and we’re here to relive her most epic moments of 2015 in celebration of her amazing accomplishments!
Naya Rivera made moves this year in so many big ways. For starters, she had a reoccurring role on the Lifetime drama, Devious Maids, where she played sweet yet sassy Blanca Alvarez. She joined the show on their third season, just as she was wrapping things up on Glee with the rest of her former cast. It’s no secret that this star certainly likes to stay busy!
Naya didn’t just take on one show this year, nope, she actually took on TWO! It was announced in February that she had been asked back to co-host The View for more than just a few episodes. However, the news may have come as a shock to some viewers considering her controversial comments on the show just a month earlier. In January while she was guest hosting on The View, the former Glee star blatantly stated, “Showering more than once a day or every day is such a white people thing” –uh oh!
But after apologizing on social media, her fans willingly forgave her and apparently so did the show. After all, she did bring quite a fiery energy to the set. Just a day after her shower comments, the actress set the Internet ablaze once again with questions of her sexuality. On the show, Naya made a casual comment that hinted at the possibility of her being bisexual. But ladies, no need to get in line, Naya married actor Ryan Dorsey, 32, in 2014.
In fact, the couple welcomed their first child with the birth of their son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, on Sept. 17. Naya loves being a mom and although she likes to keep her personal life private, she couldn’t resist posting an adorable photo of her son dressed up in his first Halloween costume back in October. We just know he’s going to be a real heartbreaker one day!
So what can we expect from Naya in 2016? Watch out for her much-anticipated tell-all memoir called Sorry Not Sorry — we just know it’s going to be juicy! The actress-turned-author is set to release her book come spring.
It will be hard for Naya to top this past year, as she took on many new roles — not just on TV but also IRL! As we all know though, she’s definitely a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to see how her 29th year plays out. Knowing her, she has a few tricks up her sleeve!
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