You can’t deny that Glee’s Naya Rivera is hot property right now. Not only does she have some exciting new storylines to play around with in the upcoming fifth season of Glee, but she has a new single and solo album coming out, she graces (for the second time) this month’s cover of Latina magazine and things have been hotting up in her private life. Currently on a two-week hiatus from shooting, Rivera was able to pop up to Fresno and speak to Danny Salas on LIVE In The Q97.1 Studio.
Following their summer break, the cast and crew are back into the filming for Glee and Rivera is certainly pleased to be back on set. She says that it’s “good to be back… [they’re] all my family and friends so it feels good”. Season 4 saw Rivera’s Santana break up with girlfriend Brittany, drop out of university in Louisville and head to New York joining Kurt and Rachel in their Bushwick apartment. While she’s struggled to discover what she wants to do with her life, the end of the season saw her take up dance classes again and decide to take action in her life. Now that she has a job, somewhere to live and a plan, the next step is to work on her love life and it appears that that will be a focus in season 5.
Already confirming what we all know, Rivera told Salas that Demi Lovato has joined the cast and she’ll be playing Santana’s girlfriend. When asked about working with Lovato, Rivera was full of praise, describing her as “amazing”. The girls have already sung a number together (“Here Comes The Sun”) and Rivera spoke about the experience. “We get to sing together and her voice blows me away… I’m looking forward to singing together again”. We certainly are as well with those two powerhouse voices together.
This summer Rivera has been working on the completion of her debut album, and the first track from it, “Sorry”, was release a month ago. While all of us at PopWrapped HQ are big fans of the single, it appears that Rivera is as well. “I’m in love with it. I think it’s super fun and upbeat and fun to sing along to.” But the question we all want to know is, when will we see a video for the hit? Rest assured Rivera lovers, your prayers are being answered next week when the single drops on iTunes. On September 17, the single will be available as well as a “lyric video” of the single with a “really cool concept” will be released. However, the official video is still a bit of a way off.
As Santana’s love life on Glee starts to pick up again, so too has Rivera’s off screen. And to think it all started with a tweet!!!! Recently Rivera confirmed that she was dating rapper Big Sean and you’ll never believe how they met. “We met on Twitter and the rest was history”. That’s right people, you can find the love of your life with a simple tweet. Describing it as the “best tweet of my life”, Rivera tweeted that she was now following Big Sean and he replied to her with a direct message (DM). Rivera discussed a few of their date night ideas and revealed that chivalry is certainly not dead and that he “definitely takes care of me”. That is certainly what she deserves.
You can listen to the full interview here.
You can catch Rivera and the rest of the Glee gang when season five premieres on September 26. Remember to get “Sorry” from iTunes and check out the single’s lyric video on September 17.