The engagement between Glee star Naya Rivera and rapper Big Sean is off. The My Last performer issued out a statement, stating the decision to call off all future wedding plans was a difficult one to make. According to other reports, Rivera called off the engagement after cheating allegations against the rapper surfaced. However, an insider insisted the stories are fabricated. “Sean did not cheat on Naya,” the source said. “The allegations are 100 percent false and untrue.”
The 27-year-old was spotted without her engagement ring April 8. She attended the Marie Claire Fresh Faces event in Los Angeles. Big Sean was not in attendance. He was sitting in at a Dodgers game. The couple got engaged last October, six months after going public with their relationship.
The lovebirds were first spotted together at the Hollywood premiere of 42. Months later, the actress sported a giant sparkler at Latina Magazine’s Hollywood Hot List at the Redbury Hotel. Shortly after they announced their engagement, Rivera was photographed shopping for a wedding dress. She was accompanied by her mother, Yolanda, little sister, Nickayla and Glee costar Kevin McHale. “He’s my best friend,” Rivera said about Big Sean. “I feel like I’m in a really good place in my life.”
The end of Rivera and Big Sean’s engagement comes as a shock to many fans. The pair was often known as one of Hollywood’s hottest couples. The duo were together for about a year prior to the breakup. In his public statement, the rapper hopes he and the actress can remain on friendly terms. “Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately,” it read.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, the Glee star raved on about her fiance. She said he would be “an amazing husband” and “an amazing father one day.” “He’s so kind to people,” she said. “but he also wears the pants in our relationship, which I love.”
Prior to dating Big Sean, the actress was linked to costar Mark Salling and scriptwriter Matthew Hodgson. The Beware rapper dated his high school sweetheart Ashley Marie from the age of 16 until their breakup in 2013. He first met Rivera on Twitter.
Rivera is best known for her role as Santana Lopez in Glee. She released her first single, Sorry, Sept. 17, 2013, featuring Big Sean. She, along with Lea Michele, won the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals. The rapper reached stardom when his debut album, Finally Famous released in 2011. His second album, Hall of Fame released Aug. 27, 2013. Currently, he is in the process of working on his third album.
Rivera has yet to release her own statement about Big Sean calling off their engagement. However, the actress no longer follows the rapper on Twitter or Instagram. The 26-year-old stated that cheating had nothing to do with his decision to call of the wedding. “The recent rumors and accusations reported by so called or fake sources are simply untrue.”
Opinion By April Littleton