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    Posted on Sep 14, 2016

    Here's How Naya Rivera's Husband Reacted When She Told Him About Her Abortion

    "It was the kindest, best thing any man could ever have said in that situation."

    A few weeks ago, Naya Rivera spoke for the first time about an abortion she had in secret during the height of her fame on Glee.

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    Writing in her new memoir, she revealed she found out that she was pregnant just weeks after splitting with the father, Ryan Dorsey, and made the decision to terminate the pregnancy to focus on her career.

    She didn't tell Ryan about the pregnancy at the time, and had the termination during her one day off from the show.

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    Naya said she'd decided to speak publicly about her abortion in the hope that she could help other women experiencing similar experiences.

    Naya went on to reunite with Ryan and the pair are now married with an 11-month-old son, Josey.

    And now she's opened up about the conversation she had with Ryan shortly after they got back together, during which she told him about the abortion.

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    Speaking on The Real, Naya said:

    When I made that decision, I made it by myself, as I feel is the case for a lot of women. And I did not share it with Ryan at the time. By the time we sort of reconnected, I was like: "Gosh, there's a reason why you keep coming back into my life and we keep coming back together." It was like: "I have to tell you something."

    She went on to say that Ryan's reaction was absolutely perfect.

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    Naya explained:

    He said: "In the short time that we dated, I wish that I could have done something to make you feel like you could have trusted me with that information, because I would have loved to have been there with you."


    And she also said his reaction solidified her love for him.

    She said:

    I think it was the kindest, best thing that any man could have ever said in that situation. It just made me love him that much more.

    You guys. ❤️

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