You never forget the first, and his was one in a million. Tahj mowry he still fondly remembers his affair with the late Naya Rivera.
The 34-year-old actor had an “easy” answer when asked who his first celebrity crush was during an interview with Glamor Posted on Wednesday June 16. “Naya Rivera,” he told the publication. “She passed away recently, which was very, very hard. I have a lot of respect for your family. I’m still in communication with them, so I just want to make sure I’m respectful of that and what their family is going through. “
Aunt Y Tamera mowryRivera’s brother met Rivera while working at Intelligent boy In the late 1990s, the couple dated for four years before splitting up in 2004. “It was definitely my first everything,” added the Disney alum. “I think subconsciously it’s the reason I never go out like this because … I know someday someone might do it, but it’s hard to live up to the type of girl and woman that I was.”
Rivera disappeared in July 2020 while swimming with her now 5-year-old son, Josey, whom she shared with her ex-husband. Ryan dorsey. Days after her disappearance, she was pronounced dead by accidental drowning. The loss remains “a difficult thing to talk about” for Tahj, who hopes to do the right thing Joy the student’s family when discussing her legacy.
“Because thinking about her mother and her ex-husband and her son and her sister and her brother … the height of what they went through is [what I felt] times a thousand, ”he explained. “I almost feel like I can’t even talk about my feelings because they don’t even measure up to the pain that they went through and are still going through. But yes, a lot of love for her entire family: her brother, her sister, her son and also her ex-husband. “
The I’m sorry, I’m not sorry The author’s death was confirmed by authorities after a five-day search of Lake Piru in California. At the time, Tahj was “devastated” by the “nightmare” of her disappearance.
“It gets harder every day,” she wrote via Instagram in July 2020, adding that she was “holding on to hope” that they could find her. “We grew up together. We became adults together. We experienced so many firsts together. You were my first experience with everything; love, intimacy, heartbreak. We broke each other’s hearts and then repaired them together … more than once. I will never stop thinking. in you. No woman has ever measured what you gave me or how you made me feel. I have never liked to admit it but I have never stopped loving you.… I will love you forever. I always have and always will. “
With the first anniversary of her death approaching, the actress’s loved ones are still dealing with the great loss. His father, Jorge Rivera, recently praised Dorsey, 37, and Naya’s sister, Nickayla rivera, because of how they have approached Josey in the last year.
“We handle him, and we talk to him like he’s a 5-year-old and he’s 6,” George said. Entertainment tonight Tuesday, June 15. “It is no different, but when he wants to talk about his mother, we talk about his mother, in conversation. He is growing and he is handling it very well. … He has memories too, but boy, is he on the mend, right? Really strong boy. “