Naya Rivera, best known to the public as the glittering, irrepressible Santana Lopez on Fox's smash hit Glee, has released a tell-all memoir, appropriately titled Sorry Not Sorry. Alongside the usual tales of the trappings of stardom, Rivera also took an admirably pragmatic approach to the vile news that her ex, Mark Salling (Glee's Noah "Puck" Puckerman) had been charged for possessing child pornography.
Between the pages of Sorry Not Sorry, the revelations crackle as Rivera reveals her feelings about that unfortunate relationship:
"I think everyone should have that one relationship where you look back and ask yourself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ You’ll learn something and you won’t regret it. Unless, of course, that relationship was with someone who had a sizable stash of child porn on his computer. Then, by all means, regret everything."
Right on, sister. Without making excuses for Salling, Rivera reflects on the curious irony of their 2010 breakup — Salling was advised by his agent that a stable, three-year relationship was bad for his image — and how she dodged a bullet by getting out of that situation before the pedo shit hit the media fan:
“When Mark dumped me, I thought it was the worst thing ever, but can you imagine if that didn’t happen? And I was laying there in bed when the battering ram came through the door?”
Oddly enough, Rivera says that she was not "shocked" upon discovering Mark's crimes: all the more reason to get the hell outta Dodge, girl!
"I can’t say I was totally shocked, but still — WTF?"
WTF, indeed. Let's all enjoy a soothing palate cleanser from all this unpleasantness with some classic Glee.
Will you be reading Naya Rivera's memoir Sorry Not Sorry?